Linkdown: 1/22/14

– Mighty Quinn’s is a “Texalina” barbecue joint in NYC that is expanding to a northern New Jersey location

Winner of the Zagat award for best new restaurant in New York, the eatery has been lauded for its combination of Carolina and Texas-style barbecue. (The combo utilizes two of America’s four major “Q” styles with the others categorized as Memphis and Kansas City.)

The result is “Texalina” barbecue, the brainchild of the restaurant’s Pit Master, Hugh Mangum, who is known to Food Network fans as a winner of the popular Chopped television program.

– Speaking of Mighty Quinn’s, it was named one of Steves Raichlen’s 10 best barbecue and grill restaurants of 2013. Fun fact: it is run by a former drummer for The Wallflowers.

– Steven Raichlen also lays out his barbecue predictions for 2014

Great barbecue where you least expect it: Naturally, you’d expect to find great barbecue in Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, and the Carolinas, and you won’t be disappointed. But in Brooklyn, New York? Scottsdale, Arizona? Portland, Oregon? Yet all three figure on my list of the best new barbecue joints in 2013. In the coming year, expect to find even more great ’que in cities with no historic tradition of barbecue.

– Bourbon and Bones brings Lexington style barbecue (among other barbecue dishes) to Seattle

A native of North Carolina, [Michael] Law has honed his craft of Lexington style barbecue and synthesized it with flavors and techniques he’s picked up along the way traveling throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s.

Law said some of the dishes he knew would be on the menu from the very beginning were the roasted pork shoulder, brisket, and duck Andouille gumbo – something he picked up from John Besh. The barbecue is Lexington style, which Law said is smoked barbecue served with a vinegar style barbecue sauce with a vinegar-based slaw.

– In case you missed it, Queen City Q will be the official barbecue of the Charlotte Knights and “will have locations inside BB&T Ballpark for all games and events”

– The title says it all: “Lexington, North Carolina, ‘Barbecue Capital of the World’

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