When people talk about Eastern North Carolina Barbecue, this is ground zero. Called "Lexington Barbecue" to most of the world, it's real name is "Monk's Barbecue" or as the locals call it — the "Honeymonk" or simply the "Monk."
The Monk was founded in 1962 by Wayne Monk and it is nationally-recognized as the classic Eastern North Carolina Barbecue. If you're up for a pilgrimage, head to 100 Smokehouse Lane in Lexington, North Carolina. Your GPS will probably fail you but you'll be close enough that somebody can send you in the right direction. Just don't go on Sunday because they're closed — even North Carolina's most famous pitmasters have to rest some time.
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