For Monday night’s College Football Championship game, the governors from each state made a bet of barbecue, with Kay Ivey from Alabama wagering Dreamland Barbecue against Brian Kemp’s bet of Fox Bros BBQ. Which, must be said, is a Texas-style barbecue joint. Perhaps Georgia should have come up with Fresh Air Barbecue or Paul’s BBQ or Hot Thomas; you know, something a little more in line with Georgia-style barbecue. Never heard of it? Here’s an impassioned primer from our friends at Marie, Let’s Eat!
The BBQ Lab‘s upcoming North Hills location has started construction in Raleigh
Vote for the best barbecue in Charlotte in Charlotte Magazine’s BOB Awards
PSA: Franklin Barbecue may have shorter lines during colder weather
Matt Horn‘s fried chicken restaurant is open in Oakland
Monk: While my hunch is that I had roughly as much barbecue as last year, I suspect the ratio of mediocre barbecue to great barbecue was higher than in past years. There’s always highlights to pick out, but let’s hope next year is a more favorable ratio.
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Beef rib, brisket, pork ribs, Cheerwine hot link from Jon G’s Barbecue – Peachland, NC
Monk: Late last year, John Shelton Reed spoke with Kevin from Kevin’s BBQ Joints for a second time, focusing on his latest book “On Barbecue” (which we reviewed here). Reed happens to be my favorite writer on the subject, so this is naturally a great conversation.
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