Lexington, NC is located near the Winston-Salem border and is part of Davidson County. It is a rural area that served as a historic textile and furniture manufacturer. The city is known as the “Barbeque Capital of North Carolina” and it hosts the Lexington Barbecue Festival every year. There are over twenty BBQ restaurants in the vicinity. This city is actually ranked as the fourth best city for BBQ food by US News and World Report. The food is distinguishable by the “red slaw” that is mixed into the pork. Home to many notable residents, this city remains a historic small town with a lot of great food and things to do.