Full disclosure: Midwood Smokehouse is my favorite restaurant (my dad & his service dog, Caine, are well known at multiple locations). They have delicious food and an awesome staff. BBQ is serious business in the South. Depending on where you go in North Carolina (and where you were raised), one can find one of three bases: tomato (the only acceptable BBQ for my body), vinegar (pass), and mustard (gross). With four locations in North Carolina and one in South Carolina, their scrumptious food is spreading throughout the Carolinas.BBQ is serious business in the South! See how @midwoodsmokehouse gets it right. Click To Tweet
As you can imagine, BBQ isn’t the best for people with dietary restrictions. However, the Plaza-Midwood location offers the following that may be suitable:
-Burnt ends (cooked in Cheerwine BBQ sauce)
-Crinkle cut and sweet potato fries (cooked in soybean oil)
-BBQ slaw (vinegar based)
-Bacon wrapped jalapeños
All BBQ sauces are gluten-free. Midwood Smokehouse also offers custom salads. Check out their menu for more.
Note: Soybean oil is used in the fryer and for the ribs.
Nikki ordered the Carolina Pork with a plain salad with cucumbers. Unfortunately, we either didn’t take a picture of her food or it was put on Snapchat and not saved. The pork caused Nikki some slight stomach discomfort.
To make up for it, here is a picture of the burnt ends that Nikki is thinking of ordering on our next visit. Just pretend the hushpuppies and mac and cheese aren’t there.
My dad has been to several locations and has tried everything on the menu (he lives just minutes from the Plaza-Midwood location).
I know you’ve been waiting on some #foodporn and I got you covered.
I usually get the Carolina Pork as well, but on this occasion, I decided to change it up. I ordered their Cuban sandwich, along with hushpuppies (Caine’s favorite) and mac & cheese.
Since I stated earlier that mustard is gross, I do not allow it on Cuban sandwiches. No mayo either. *insert green barfing emoji*
Even though the pork caused Nikki some discomfort, we want to go back to see if she can eat the Burnt Ends and go back to eating at Midwood Smokehouse more often. We highly recommend them!
If you liked this, you might also like some other local restaurants: Kickstand (which is down the street from Midwood Smokehouse), Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, The Burger Company, and Showmars.
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