The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte may have been almost a month ago, but here is Charlotte Magazine’s guide to barbecue in the city anyways. It’s a chronological rundown of several barbecue restaurants in Charlotte as well as an interview with Pitmaster Dan “Boone” Gibson of Queen City Q.
The pitmaster at Queen City Q, Gibson, forty-five, grew up in Charlotte and draws from his heritage—and his family’s hand-me-down recipes—to craft his barbecue. He calls it “Piedmont style,” a mélange of styles from eastern and western North Carolina and South Carolina.
The five-minute guide to Charlotte barbecue