About 45 minutes
off of I-95 I was starting to get side trip remorse.
Still had a half hour to get to Ayden. Could the
barbecue be that good? Worth a three plus hour
Three hours and then some. This is the real McCoy.
The Skylight's been around for over 50 years, but the
Jone's family has been firing up pits on that location
for another hundred years.
barbecues whole hog, over oak. Big ol' pile of
logs out back. Four giant pits for cooking.
At the counter, day
in, day out, chop, chop, chop. The guy behind the
counter stands there chopping away. Never seems to
stop. Chop. Chop. Chop.
Only two things to
order. A pulled pork sandwich topped with cole
slaw or a pulled pork dish. The dish comes with
cracklin' corn bread. Only side is cole slaw.