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Allen & Son Restaurant Review: Allen & Son is revered for its classic Carolina ’cue. The meat is still cooked all day over hickory the old-fashioned way: pork shoulder slow smoked and anointed with a peppery vinegar-based sauce that exhibits just a hint of tomato. You may order your barbecue chopped in a sandwich or “pulled” on a plate with hushpuppies, slaw and your choice of Brunswick stew or home-cooked vegetables. Traditional Southern pies --- lemon, pecan, and coconut chess --- are made in-house, and service comes with a big Carolina smile. But make no mistake, the main reason most folks drive to this unassuming cinderblock shack, unchanged for decades, is for some of the best pork barbecue you will ever taste. No alcohol is served. Dinner closes at 8 p.m.