Linkdown: 3/18/15

– Now this is cool: workers uncover three barbecue pits behind a wall in the Lexington, NC City Hall building; they are believed to be from Beck’s Barbecue, the first barbecue restaurant in Lexington (h/t @mossr)

– The state of Alabama’s Year of Alabama BBQ campaign now has a website (h/t TMBBQ)

– They’ve also got a smart phone app and book on Alabama BBQ

– Barbecue season has started in South Carolina’s midlands; and they have info on some upcoming classes and events in the region

– Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will open its 9th national location in Chicago this spring

10. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
April will see the arrival of the ninth national location for this well-respected New York-based barbecue chain. Founder/pit master John Stage says Chicago was a natural choice as the existing restaurants have hosted the city’s blues musicians for the past few decades. While the management isn’t ready to divulge full menu details, we’re reassured there will be some new items specific to the Chicago location. We just hope they keep that tender pulled pork sandwich in the lineup. 923 W. Weed St., dinosaurbarbque.com/bbq-chicago

– Here’s a short barbecue guide to SXSW barbecue

– Check out Burger Mary’s guide from last year which should still be very applicable is constantly updated and kept current

– Speaking of SXSW, GE brought a 12 foot “interactive smoker” to the interactive portion of the festival

– In Barbecue Bros news, Speedy may have had it with trying brisket in our fair state:

– The Garden & Gun Ultimate BBQ Bracket 2015 kicked off this morning; check their website for more information

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