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List: Best barbecue in the Triangle

Posted January 23, 2019 8:49 a.m. EST
Updated January 23, 2019 2:50 p.m. EST

— In North Carolina, barbecue is more than a favorite -- it's a staple! These were your top five picks in WRAL's 2018 Voters Choice Awards.

Winner: The Redneck BBQ Lab

Born in Johnston County in 2017, The Redneck BBQ Lab features new recipes every month and sauces and rubs are made from recipes honed from years of competitions and caterings.

Address: 12101 N.C. Highway 210 B in Benson

2nd Place: City Barbeque

Pick your meat and your sides at this fast-casual eatery known for its tasty grub.

Address: Locations in Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Garner

3rd Place: The Pit

The Pit has amazing whole-hog, pit-cooked barbecue, but it's also known for its sides and desserts served in a laid-back, upscale setting.

Address: 328 W. Davie Street in Raleigh, 321 W. Geer Street in Durham

The Pit

Honorable Mention: Mister and That Dang Woman's Catering

This catering company started in 2015 in Willow Springs. It has since grown to offer a food trailer.

Honorable Mention: Clyde Cooper's Barbecue

Clyde Cooper's, which has been in business since 1938, serves up Carolina-style BBQ at an old-fashioned counter.

Address: 27 S. Wilmington Street in Raleigh

Clyde Cooper's Barbecue celebrates 75 years

This list was compiled from WRAL's 2017 Voters Choice Awards finalists, which awarded businesses, people and services in more than 100 categories, including best barbecue, best blogger, best pizza, best biscuits and more.