On a visit to see Double-Boner in DC, he and Blair surprised me with a 1-day mini-tour in Raleigh, Virginia. We had a nice time road-tripping, eating Q, and visiting with old friends.
The last stop of the tour blew my mind. It was the first time that I have ever been impressed with a chef-led, franchise-ready, strip-center barbecue restaurant. Tuffy Stone's Q Barbeque was up to the task, and changed the way I think about strip-center bbq.