Day 1: Lunch — Cowling’s, Waverly, Va. from The Ultimate Barbecue Road Trip: 14 Essential Pit Stops (Slideshow)

The Ultimate Barbecue Road Trip: 14 Essential Pit Stops (Slideshow)

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Day 1: Lunch — Cowling’s, Waverly, Va.

Start your day and trip with lunch at a Virginia classic. Opened in 1972 in the heart of peanut country, Cowling’s serves pit-cooked pork shoulders prepared over white oak and served with a tomato-based sauce including vinegar, sugar, and spices. Sides include a coleslaw of green and white cabbage and carrots, baked beans, and pan-fried cornbread.