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One of the most famous restaurants for serving eastern-style barbecue is Goldsboro's Wilber's Barbecue, operated by Wilber Shirley since 1962. Presidents Bush and Clinton and many others have enjoyed this eastern delicacy.
For lovers of eastern Carolina style barbecue, the holy city is Goldsboro, the home of Wilber's Barbecue. Operated by Wilber Shirley since 1962, the restaurant has served presidents and a host of others.
In 1962 Wilber Shirley bought the former Hill's Barbecue in Goldsboro and opened it under his own name. He has prepared barbecue the traditional way for the past fifty years--cooking whole hogs entirely over hardwood coals. Wilber's is one of the few places left that prepare barbecue this way, and in the eastern part of the state, Wilber's is one of the biggest names.
Randy McCall and Worth Westbrook have operated McCall's Bar-B-Cue & Seafood in Goldsboro for the past twenty-five years. Quality bar-b-cue is done on a big scale at this restaurant. Nickens recounts how the men came to the bar-b-cue business and how the place operates.