– San Francisco gets (presumably) its first Lexington-style barbecue joint, Rusty’s Southern
Prior to the restaurant’s opening, the Olsons and Rubio did restaurant recon by visiting various barbecue joints in the Carolinas, including Wayne Monk’s famous, Beard Award-winning Lexington Barbecue in Lexington, NC. They were so impressed with Monk’s barbecue that this is the style they decided to emulate.
– 150 years ago, Raleigh did not burn. Why? Barbecue.
Union Gen. William T. Sherman stormed back into Raleigh on Monday, 150 years from the day the city was captured at the Civil War’s end, but there were a few differences this time.
Unlike the situation on April 13, 1865, this Sherman had to wait for permission to enter the North Carolina Executive Mansion. But just as he did then, Sherman reassured Raleighites that he had no intention of burning the city, a fate some Confederate cities had suffered during his drive through Georgia and the Carolinas.
“Raleigh, I didn’t burn it,” said Sherman, played by actor Ira David Wood III. “You want to know why? Barbecue.”
– Speaking of Raleigh:
— andrea weigl (@andreaweigl) April 15, 2015
– The Come-See-Me Festival in Rock Hill features the 8th annual Barbecue Cook-Off
– Barbecue beef and brisket has started to invade the Cape Fear region in eastern NC
– Things are continuing to shape up at the Ballantyne Midwood Smokehouse
:: UPDATE :: Breaking ground on the outside patio this morning at our newest Ballantyne location! pic.twitter.com/gEA27RFOOe
— Midwood Smokehouse (@MidwoodBBQ) April 9, 2015