Start date: 1/2/13
Start time: 1:00 PM
End date: 1/5/13
End time: 10:30 AM
Cities visited: Blowing Rock, Boone
Known as the “Barbecue Capital of the World,” visitors from across the globe come for pulled pork pilgrimages here. With over 15 famous barbecue restaurants to choose from, ABA attendees will have plenty of time to sample the best of the best in Lexington-style barbecue. Between meals, it’s time to be awed by the renowned works of artist Bob Timberlake, who has a gallery filled with art, furniture designs and personal memorabilia.
No food-centric tour would be complete without a wine pairing, so a trip to Childress Vineyards is sure to satisfy thirsty travelers. Owned by NASCAR legend Richard Childress, choose from award-winning varietals along the Tuscan-inspired grounds. Most recently, their tasting room was selected by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as one of “America’s Top 25 Tasting Rooms.” For a taste of the state’s greatest barbecue purveyors and some of the Piedmont’s most memorable gems, Lexington delivers.