Here’s a neat new video by Bob Garner and The Pit restaurant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80m1Od3Gvco. (You can see the Spanish language version here, if you’d like to replace Bob’s narration with that of a Spanish speaking woman.) The four minute long video gives all the background on NC barbecue that anyone really needs, and will surely make you salivate while you watch.
In addition, there’s a companion video about barbecue sauce, with an emphasis on NC and SC. This is Bob’s “grad school seminar” companion to his above “NC BBQ 101 lecture”. It’s an excellent account of BBQ sauce’s variations and history, well worth the nearly 8 minutes.