If you ever find yourself in the Boone, NC area, you must check out the Pedaling Pig. There are two locations: one in Boone and one in Banner Elk.
We went to one that shared a parking lot with a gas station. From the outside, it was sketchy. But, Rea will tell you that the restaurants that look the most questionable and run down usually have DELICIOUS food. Her theory held true for this place.
The inside of the Pig was nothing like the out. It was well-maintained. It had a cool, bikeresque, almost hipster vibe. Their homemade BBQ sauces were so tasty. There is a sweet one and a savory one. Most of our group opted to mix them both.
Buddy had the kids chicken finger platter. In his words, it was "so delicious. And the french fries were incredible." (In the interest of transparency, the chicken was standard issue., nothing special. But he ate it, and that's all that matters to this Mom.)
Rea ordered the kids ribs. She didn't eat much of them. Kids are sometimes like that - will order tons of food, take two bites and be stuffed beyond belief. But they were yummy. She did eat all her french fries though, so maybe Bud was onto something.
I had the pulled pork sammie with slaw on top and sweet potato fries. I ate every bite (except the bun, that's just how I roll). The sweet potato fries were the BEST I have EVER had. They were perfectly cooked.
We love to travel. Although our roaming souls often come back to the same places.