Linkdown: 6/4/14

– Ed Mitchell’s ‘Que is now open; now just need to plan a trip to Durham soon…

The restaurant’s hours are Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and closed Sundays. It will operate extended hours on DPAC event and Durham Bulls game nights. 

– More coverage on ‘Que in this article from the Raleigh News & Observer

Here’s the event menu for the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in NYC this weekend

– A Carolinian tastes her first bite of brisket at la Barbecue in Texas (via)

To All the Armchair BBQ Critics, from Carey Bringle of Peg Leg Porker (via)

– Elliott Moss of the upcoming Buxton Hall continues to practice his whole hog barbecue technique

– A couple of barbecue festivals are represented in this North Carolina Summer Festival Spotlight list from Our State Magazine

15. Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival
TRYON • JUNE 13-14
One of the most popular sanctioned barbecue competitions in the U.S. celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Per usual, there will be rides, games, two entertainment stages, and barbecue “cooked low and slow.”

10 a.m.-11 p.m. Admission free on Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All other times: Adults $8. Children 12 and younger free. Harmon Field, 301 North Trade Street. (828) 693-84431 or

– Austin’s top 6 sausages, according to Fed Man Walking

– Duh: Despite What You May Have Heard, South Carolina Is (Probably) Not the Birthplace of Barbecue

Weekly food truck locations for Boone’s Bar-B-Que Kitchen, the current #1 on our Charlotte Big Board

Our current location schedule:
Tuesday lunch at Coliseum Center Buildings 3 & 4
Wednesday lunch at Coliseum Center Buildings 5 & 6
Thursday lunch at Parkway Plaza

Every 3rd Friday of the month: Food Truck Friday in Southend 
Friday, June 20th
Friday, July 18th

The Ashton Southend
Friday, July 25th at 5:30

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