Stamey’s Barbecue, Greensboro
Chip Stamey
2206 High Point Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27403
(336) 299-9888

“Located immediately across the street from the coliseum in Greensboro, Stamey’s Barbecue is a barbecue mecca for tens of thousands of people who have enjoyed its fine product while attending the ACC Tournament and other events at the coliseum.

Jess Swicegood and Sid Weaver taught the Lexington-style barbecue cooking to Warner Stamey while he was in Lexington. Warner, in turn, has taught numerous others the Lexington style of cooking pork, including his brother-in-law Alston Bridges and Red Bridges (no relation to Alston) while he lived in Shelby. Warner later moved back to Lexington and then to Greensboro.

The chopped barbecue is ground medium fine, and comes sauced from the kitchen. It has brown mixed with lean white and regular meat. It has a good, fresh, smoky flavor but it’s not strong. When sauced with dip at the table, it perks up to become a nice offering. The dip, meat and slaw form a nice combination.            

The sliced barbecue was very tender, not over cooked and lightly sauced in the kitchen. It’s not sauced as heavy as the chopped barbecue and probably needs some dip at the table. It has a good fresh taste. When sauced with the dip at the table, it’s the ticket.

The dip is reddish-brown and thin with a good tangy, vinegary and peppery taste. It’s slightly hot by itself but it’s not a torch. On the meat, it’s a smile. The red slaw is crisp, fresh, moderately fine chopped and slightly vinegary with a hint of pepper. The hushpuppies are good too.”

Excerpts from The Best Tar Heel Barbecue Manteo to Murphy pages 208-210.