Monk: South Carolina’s PBS affiliate, SCETV, premiered their third season of “Backroad Bites” by featuring Scott’s Bar-B-Que in Hemingway, a true mecca of whole hog barbecue. They chatted with Sam Wilson, brother-in-law of Rosie Scott (Rodney’s father) and current co-owner of the business as of December 2020. See if you can spot the True ‘Cue plaque in the video.
Description: Scott’s Bar-B-Que is located just a stone’s throw from Myrtle Beach, SC. The restaurant was founded in 1972 by Ella and Roosevelt “Rosie” Scott in Hemingway, SC. Pitmaster’s use the downhome technique of slow cooking whole hogs over a wood-burning pit. Scott’s Bar-B-Que has been serving the community with their own brand of love for over 40 years.
Congrats to the Red Bridges Barbecue family! Lyttle Bridges Cabaniss (aka “Mama B”), who was the wife of “Red” that took over the business after he passed in 1966 and served as the matriarch of the family until she passed in 2008, was posthumously inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame at this past weekend’s American Royal in Kansas City, MO.
Lyttle Bridges is considered to be the first woman barbecue entrepreneur in North Carolina and while her husband Red is the namesake of the restaurant, she was the guiding force behind it, reportedly working from 8am to 9pm nearly every day before handing over the restaurant to her daughter Debbie Bridges-Webb and then her grandkids Natalie Ramsey and Chase Webb at the age of 80. Those three all accepted the award on her behalf this past weekend, which surely must have been a blast.
Monk: Johneric uses Filipino flavoring in a Cookshack smoker at The Park’s Finest BBQ in Los Angeles to produce some delicious barbecue to feed the locals in Angelino Heights in LA.
Description: At The Park’s Finest in LA, the cuts of meat used in traditional American barbecue meet Filipino seasonings and sauces to make dishes like coconut beef, timuay beef tri-tip, and a smoked and seasoned meaty beef short rib.
As of Monday, Robert Moss has officially launched his new digital publication Southeastern Dispatch, a “fresh look at food & drink in the Carolinas.” He has enlisted food journalists from both North and South Carolina, and so far posts have covered the Triangle and Charleston, with surely more cities and regions to be covered soon. I briefly spoke with him about this at Jon G’s Barbecue last month and have been intrigued ever since. I am curious what this mean’s for his weekly Cue Sheet barbecue newsletter, which took a brief hiatus but returned this week post launch.
Indian Trail’s 100 Main Beef and Barbecue is now both a barbecue restaurant and a country store
Barvecue, the wood-smoked plan-based barbecue company out of Cornelius, is rolling out to 12 colleges and universities and just signed a deal with Sprouts Farmers Market
A&G’s Barbecue & Chicken in Carolina Beach to close this week after 33 years in business as owner Angela Stainaker retires; the restaurant will be taken over by Tammy and John Sharpe, who will reopen the location as Butts ‘n’ Such
The Washington Post is also featuring vegan barbecue
The Smoke Sheet interviewed Daniel Vaughn in last week’s issue