- Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Two Charlotte residents are mapping barbecue across North Carolina.

Amanda Aileen Fisher and Paul Bright have raised more than $10,000 in a campaign on the website Kickstarter.com for the project, The Charlotte Observer (https://bit.ly/1mazIoy ) reported.

Fisher and Bright hope to provide information on every barbecue restaurant in the state.

The map is expected to be ready in June. It will not be a detailed review of restaurants but it will include symbols on the style of barbecue, the style of sauce and whether the meat is cooked on wood or by another method.

It can fold like a road map or could be framed as art.

“We love the idea of doing barbecue trips,” says Fisher. “We want to inspire people.”

She says the maps will sell for less than $10 and hopes they’ll be sold at barbecue restaurants and gift shops.

Fisher, a grant writer for a nonprofit foundation, grew up in Mount Pleasant in Cabarrus County where a barbecue restaurant was the main place to eat.

“I’ve grown up on barbecue,” she says. “I’ve always been drawn to small-town culture. Barbecue epitomizes that. It’s the gathering place for a town.”

Bright is a mapping specialist with Charlotte’s storm-water department.

But life is not all about barbecue.

“At home, we’re pretty close to vegetarian,” Fisher says. “We just pig out on barbecue.”


Information from: The Charlotte Observer, https://www.charlotteobserver.com

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