I've been getting back to my Carolina roots like crazy this summer. For some reason, I can't seem to get enough BBQ, hush puppies, and pimento cheese. I'm even listening to bluegrass music and watching NASCAR. (OMG. WTH? IDK.)
One of my favorite BBQ joints is Bridges Barbecue Lodge in Shelby, North Carolina. It's a drive from Charlotte, but I've been here three times this summer. I like getting the BBQ tray, which comes with coleslaw and the most awesome hush puppies ever. They've also got some yummy banana pudding. Thank you to my soul sista J for introducing me to this place. I'll never be able to drive through Shelby without stopping here, ever again.