Living in Florida has its merits, but man do I miss North Carolina barbecue. Specifically Lexington-style barbecue – the variety that's prepared in just the right, heavenly way, in a tomato-and-vinegar-based sauce and accompanied by a side of slaw and hush puppies.
This kind of barbecue is not to be confused with its eastern North Carolina cousin, whose sauce is a vinegar-and-hot-peppers-based concoction.
You see, the world of slow-cooked pork is complex and emotional, and aficionados tend to passionately take sides over which type is superior to the other. Florida barbecue, by the way, is completely different than its N.C. counterparts and just downright disappointing, I'm sorry to report.
Can someone please tell me where I can get good barbecue in Orlando? I'd settle for just a glop of the delicious N.C. stuff between two buns. Something tells me I'm out of luck.