Bill Spoon's Barbecue5524 South Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28217
User Ratings and Reviews:kwe
July 26, 2011, 3:25 p.m.
Bill Spoons BBQ has delicious meat, chopped & diced whole hog, but they only use vinegar sauce, which many folks in this are prefer. I'm a sweet & smokey sauce kinda guy. But, Spoons is very good, & their hushpuppies complement the pig very well. It's a family run business, & I'm honored that I got to meet Mr. Spoon before he passed away. Good folks, good food.
June 2, 2011, 1:19 p.m.
Bill Spoon’s Barbecue is located on South Blvd. in Charlotte, NC. They pride themselves on serving Eastern Carolina style whole hog barbecue, finely chopping the meat from the various parts of the pig, and serving it all together. The sauce is generally a very thin vinegar-based sauce.
I ordered the small barbecue plate with beans as my side. The star of this plate is the pork. It was chopped very fine, but the texture was not mushy at all. I could see that some sort of sauce was applied to it, but the pork was not drowned in the sauce. It had a very nice flavor. I added some of the Eastern Carolina style sauce to the pork, and it added a nice bite with some kick.
The hush puppies were extremely fresh — nice and crunchy on the outside, and very moist on the inside. The only drawback was that they were just a little bit on the salty side.
The slaw was a mustard-based slaw that complemented the barbecue quite well. The beans, quite frankly, were bland and mostly forgettable.
The banana pudding was very pleasant. There were layers upon layers upon layers of wafers in the pudding, giving the pudding that nice crunch in addition to the pudding taste. The pudding component was very fresh, although I kept wondering if I tasted just a faint hint of lemon in the pudding.