Top Reasons to Live in Lexington, NC
- Barbecue capital of the world! With its own style of barbecue bearing its name, it's no wonder Lexington has so many barbecue joints in town. Pork shoulder cooked slowly over a wood fire pit is served at Lexington Barbecue, also affectionately known as The Honey Monk after the original owner, or Lexington #1 since local lore claims that it's the first barbecue restaurant to serve the local recipe. All the local barbecue joints have a chance to show off their fare at the annual Barbecue Festival, which turns downtown (called Uptown Lexington) into a huge daylong street fair in October. Live music, crafts and children's activities bring people from far away to enjoy the fun.