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The “Pit Cooked” Style Difference
“Pit Cooking” since 1993… What is it and why do we do it?
Pit cooking is a traditional process of using real hardwood embers, not gas or electricity. Pit cooking isn’t easy. Most days it takes at least an hour just to get enough embers to start cooking. It’s hot in the winter, and in the summer it’s nearly unbearable. The smoke is blinding and the ash gets everywhere, but 7 to 10 hours after you start the meat, the fire, smoke, and seasonings all combine to create something special. A unique flavor that no other “method” could ever duplicate.
Add some of our famous dip (that’s Southern for sauce), a little “Q” slaw and the answer to why we pit cook is obvious. The smile on your face from the taste we create makes it all worthwhile.
Staff was very friendly. Food was really good and the flavor was different than most people are used to for BBQ since it is done Lexington style. The hushpuppies were great and I really liked their Cole slaw.
Great BBQ cooked with actual hickory. No gas cooker junk served here. Tea is extra sweet and they serve breakfast. Right off the interstate with easy access to get on and off I-40.
We love their chopped & especially their coarse chopped sandwiches, and their hush puppies are the best I’ve ever had.
They offer many different veggies, a different selection daily, but almost always fried okra &/or squash, lima beans (LOVE ‘EM!)
History of Clark’s Barbecue
Clark’s Barbecue started in 1993 when the Gentry men set out on their quest to bring quality Lexington Pit-Style Barbecue to Kernersville, North Carolina. The Gentry’s are natives of Davison County where the famous Lexington wood fueled, pit-style barbecue was born. They set out to create a local barbecue joint like they grew up with back home. Randy, a second generation Gentry in the barbecue business still owns the restaurant today. His favorite meal includes the Coarse Chopped Barbecue, a staple for any barbecue aficionados looking for an authentic barbecue joint experience. The Coarse Chopped Barbecue consistently provides the authentic flavor from their wood-fired pit giving it the perfect amount of saltiness, spice, and smoked flavor. Clark originates from the middle name of both Randy’s dad and brother a name that has been passed down for generations.
Address: 1331 Hwy 66, South Kernersville, NC 27284
Fri & Sat: 6am-9pm