"The Fun Tribe”™ aka The North Carolina Barbecue Society (NCBS)
North Carolina is not only First in Flight, but also the “Cradle of ’Cue.” We have long claimed the former, but have been remiss in establishing the latter. It is time we step up as a state and rightfully claim what many of us have known for a long time, that North Carolina originated barbecue (it’s a Noun), we produce the BEST and we are the Barbecue Capital of the World.
A number of states and some cities have their own barbecue society. Kansas City has had the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) for 20 years. It is well known, well run and has 6,000 members and chapters in all 50 states and a number of foreign countries. North Carolina has never had a barbecue society and we should have had the first. Barbecue started on our eastern shores, it did not start in Kansas City, Texas, Memphis, Chicago or any other place claiming to be a barbecue mecca. [more . . .]