– North Carolina has a new law which allows the concealed carry of firearms in more businesses, but Lexington Barbecue still posts a sign prohibiting firearms on its premises
– A recap of last weekend’s Whole Hog State Championship in Raleigh
– BBQ Jew has some deets on the Allen & Son (Pittsboro, not Chapel Hill) expansion into a former Jackson Bros BBQ in Sanford
– The Red BBQ sauce from Mac’s Speed Shop beat over 250 competitors to win first place in the Tomato Sauce category at this year’s Memphis in May; you can’t have that recipe but here’s the recipe for their vinegar sauce
A crowd of nearly 20,000 is expected to tackle 14,600 pounds of pork barbecue; 2,500 gallons of Brunswick stew; 2 tons of coleslaw and 400 gallons of coffee.