– It’s Saw’s BBQ in Birmingham, AL vs Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge in Shelby, NC for the championship in Garden and Gun’s Ultimate Barbecue Bracket Challenge; vote until 10pm ET Thursday
— Garden & Gun (@gardenandgunmag) March 31, 2015
Old Hickory House BBQ will close its doors for good on April 4. The well-known, family-run barbecue joint has been in business since 1957, and has operated at its current spot at 6538 N. Tryon since 1972.
– Ed Mitchell’s whole hog barbecue is now available at Midwood Smokehouse as of 5pm on Monday:
While y’all were still in bed dreaming of the weekend we were up early continuing to hone our craft… https://t.co/Cr3B90bV5l
— Midwood Smokehouse (@MidwoodBBQ) March 30, 2015
– Speaking of Midwood, looks like things are starting to take shape at their forthcoming Ballantyne location
– A few barbecue terms you may not be aware of, including “dip” and “outside brown”
– More on the recently uncovered Lexington barbecue pits from Our State Magazine
— Our State Magazine (@ourstatemag) March 31, 2015
Sure, the halls of City Hall are lined with Barbecue Festival posters going back to the first one, in 1984, and there’s a little pig statuette across from the municipal cashier’s desk, but the outside is just boring, a squat one-story yawn of an office with a pointed gray roof and white stucco that sounds hollow when you tap it. And even here there is barbecue, archaeologically speaking. “They found the pit,” Vinson says, really punching the last word.
– From the sports world, the latest in the “bbq”/”barbecue” vs “cookout” debate
BECAUSE IT WAS A COOKOUT pic.twitter.com/FreMfzw2S3
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) March 27, 2015