A couple of years ago while vacationing down at the Outer Banks, my husband and I ended up stuck in Chesapeake, Va., for an entire day. We would say the day was a waste, but we stumbled on Wood Chicks BBQ and are mighty glad we did.
I’m not one for breezy, breathy descriptions of food, so I’ll just say that Wood Chicks served us some of the best pork barbecue I’ve ever had and ever will have. Lee Ann Whippen — who is featured on TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters — cooks up a meat that is juicy, tender, flavorful, and although the sauces are delightful, you don’t need them because the pork is so well-seasoned with the signature dry rub, which you can buy here.
My favorite on the menu: the pulled-pork sandwich and fries.
Where: 1025 N. Battlefield Blvd
Chesapeake, VA 23320