Fayetteville State University Alumni – Ed Mitchell “Pitmaster”

The other day I received an envelope from Fayetteville State University which contained the latest copy of their magazine.   When I looked at the cover it brought back some very good memories of when I was  sent on assignment by FSU to capture their Alumni Ed Mitchell “Pitmaster” . He is the culinary guru behind the very sophisticated BBQ restaurant called “The Pit”.   All that I can say is that this is some of the best BBQ that I’ve tasted from a restaurant and everyone should try them out. If you look carefully at the images you will notice that this is an upscale classy restaurant that sells some good Q.   Below are some of the original photographs followed by a subset of the images used in their magazine.

Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301


The Pit
328 W. Davie Street
Raleigh, NC




As I worked my way around the restaurant Mr. Mitchell told me that I had to get a shot of his winery collection. Below is a vantage point that shows you how the customers can easily see the assortment of wine that can be ordered.


After the shoot was complete Mr. Mitchell provided me with this very delicious plate of perfectly cooked BBQ surrounded by tasty fixins. Instead of drinking the wine I went with good ole fashioned iced tea.


One thought on “Fayetteville State University Alumni – Ed Mitchell “Pitmaster”

  1. Rosmall@aol.com

    Thanks for reminding me of a delighful evening that we spent at the Pit as we were waiting for Joe and Thenia’s train to arrive before they departed for Orlando, Fl. Everyone enjoyed the Q and Thenia took a takeout of ribs to enjoy on the train later. Of course, I did not partake of the pork, but used my visual memory tp taste.

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