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Frith's Bar-B-Q
Martinsville, VA
Photo courtesy Rick Ibsen

Frith's Bar-B-Q features a fine neon sign in Martinsville, VA. Check out the neon outline of the pig on the marquee of Frith's. This location also offers curb service. 08-07

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Pigs Barbecue
Newton, NC
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Newton, NC is home to the Little Pigs Barbecue and this roadside eatery. North Carolina is well known for its ribs. 11-07

 

 

Gary's Bar-B-Q
China Grove, NC
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss


Check out this old Pepsi sign on top of the marquee at Gary's Bar-B-Q. The newer portion of the sign shows fountain service. Interesting how Coca-Cola is also being advertised. 11-07

(Near right) The interior of Gary's Bar-B-Q of China Grove

(Far right) The old roadside marquee at Gary's

 

UPDATE 04/08 : On a recent trip to Gary's Bar-B-Q on a Sunday, the place was packed, it smelled good and as it was near dinner time, we decided to take a peek inside. The place was a virtual antique sign museum. There were several rooms with every inch covered in mostly old tins soda signs, no reproductions here. There were also two 1956 Thunderbirds in their own room, kind of like a giant display case with the walls also covered in signs. Gary's turned out to be not only the first non-spartan BBQ place yet but also the best. The friendly waitress who commented "You're not from around here are you" brought us a complimentary banana pudding, stating that it had won the best of award for the Carolinas, which needless to say it was good. Many thanks to Richard Weiss for update. 04-08

 

 

Hops Bar-B-Q
Asheboro, NC
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Asheboro, NC is home to this Bar-B-Q joint called Hops. 12-07

 

 

Twig and Leaf
Louisville, KY
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

The Twig and Leaf in Louisville, KY advertises that it's "tops in food". By the looks of this neon sign, the signage here is right around the top too. 12-07

 

 

 

 

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