Obama likes Eastern N.C. barbecue

October 20, 2008

Obama got my hometown Fayetteville, NC into the news cycle yesterday and today because it’s there where he announced that Colin Powell had endorsed him. And some controversy, since election officials apparently opened a few early voting sites around Crown Arena where Obama had spoke.

Followup: OK, now this happened in the arena parking lot while Obama was speaking. AFAIK they could have put the voting inside the arena.

He got to eat Eastern NC style barbecue at Cape Fear Bar-B-Q on Grove Street in Fayetteville, only a few miles from Crown Arena. They don’t cook with charcoal or wood chips, I believe they must gas the hogs in the back. Anyway, it’s a good place to eat. In North Carolina you get cole slaw, hushpuppies (fried corn meal and flour dough shaped into balls or elongated pieces, often sweetened) and potato salad, boiled potatoes or fries.

Someone named Diane Fanning shouted ‘Socialist!’ in the restaurant.

As for the title of this post, I don’t know whether Obama actually ‘liked’ his barbecue. I am just making assumption.


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