• Pearls from the Press

    • Sure, The Pit is a must-see—but our notoriety extends far beyond the Triangle, and with good reason. Chalk it up to our secret recipes, our passion, our service, our style—whatever it is, it just keeps getting us noticed. Our barbecue, ribs, and Southern sides have helped us get plenty of attention from the media. We […]


  • Thanksgiving 2018

    •  The Pit’s Thanksgiving Dinner Hang up the apron and let us wash the dishes – We’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner so you don’t have to! Whether you want to dine in with us or take it home, we’ve got you covered for Thanksgiving 2018. Make your reservation now!   Thursday, Nov. 22, 11 a.m. to 4 […]

  • The North Carolina ‘Cuegrass Festival

    • Each April, The Pit’s Annual ‘Cuegrass Festival returns to downtown Raleigh’s warehouse district. It’s a jam-packed day full of great ‘cue, local brews and toe-tappin’ bluegrass music! And it’s always for a good cause. Over the years, we’ve raised more than $50,000 for nonprofits in North Carolina, including N.C. 4-H, the Junior League of Raleigh’s […]

  • Heritage Dinners

    • Our Heritage Dinners, co-hosted by Bob Garner and Executive Chef & Pitmaster Darrell Brown, are a great opportunity to showcase and honor leading, living figures in North Carolina barbecue history. They’re fun, educational, emotional, and delicious! Barbecue fans have the privilege of hearing these legends of barbecue reminisce about their experiences in the barbecue craft, […]

  • Bum’s Barbecue, Ayden, N.C.

    • The Pit turned the second Barbecue Heritage Dinner menu over to its guests of honor for the event, the Dennis family of Bum’s Restaurant in the Pitt county community of Ayden, near Greenville, N.C. We wanted guests to experience a true sampling of the kind of food served at Bum’s for the past five-plus decades, […]

  • First Barbecue Heritage Dinner

    • The Pit’s first Barbecue Heritage Dinner on July 12, 2011 was, simply put, a sellout and a smash. It starred pit cooked, whole-hog, Eastern North Carolina barbecue, as only The Pit does it, with a supporting cast of inventive appetizers, salad, vegetables and dessert highlighting North Carolina’s best and freshest bounty, all created by The […]