Wow! Did my wife and I just have a great meal in Boone, North Carolina.
It is always refreshing to try a great new restaurant and actually enjoy your meal and experience. I am talking about the new barbecue place in Boone that replaced Bandana’s. The McKethan Brother’s have BBQ in their DNA!
The McKethan Brother’s have an awesome story:
Before moving to Watauga County almost 30 years ago, we grew up watching our dad and his brothers smoke whole hogs over wood fires in Eastern North Carolina. As boys, we were fascinated by the pig and mesmerized by the aroma. Yet our best memories are of the light-hearted chatter among Dad and his brothers as they shoveled coals into the pit. They laughed and shared stories throughout the night while the smoke worked its magic before disappearing behind the pine trees. Their bond taught us about more than just barbecue.
We have only tried a few things on our first visit this rainy Thursday but we will be back to try more. We would highly recommend the hush puppies, Flat Bread BBQ Pizza, and the Pulled Pork. As you can see in the picture below, the Pulled Pork meal came with two sides (I got Fries and Baked Beans), a Cornbread Muffin, and tasty homemade sweet, mild, and spicy BBQ Sauces.