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  Buckey Stanley's barbecue: Beaverdam, VA
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The barbecue party is another prominent feature of Southern culture. Of course, barbecue differs based on the region. One type of barbecue party has the pork or beef prepared and cut before being served. The other, known as a pig pickin' in which a whole pig is cooked over an open pit and the meat is so tender, it falls off the bone and folks literally pick the meat off the pig. At both types of barbecue party, side dishes such as coleslaw, baked beans, potato and/or macaroni salad, and various desserts come with it. At larger barbecues or pig pickings, there is live country music, like the one I attended in May, 2005 in Beaverdam (in western Hanover County). At this one, many well-known Hanoverians attended. There were speeches, the best bluegrass band I've ever heard, and of course barbecue. This was so good it tasted better without any type of sauce.

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  • Updated Jun 17, 2006
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