Linkdown: 8/5/15

– Food and Wine has must-see spots to check out in Charlotte if you only have a day, and Midwood Smokehouse makes the list

6 p.m.: Midwood Smokehouse. No trip to the South is complete without a stop for BBQ and Midwood Smokehouse is easily the best joint in Charlotte. People swear by the pulled pork and ribs, but I can’t get over the brisket and burnt ends. Temper your animalistic cravings, though – this is just a stop for hors d’oeuvres.

– Follow the SC Trail to Fort Mill BBQ Co.

– ICYMI, Queen City Q’s second location is now open in Matthews

– 10 joints in NC that will “leave your mouth watering”; three Triad joints make the list as does two Triangle joints

– Vote for the NC barbecue trail in the 10 Best’s Best Food Trail poll

– Baltimore City Paper’s BBQ issue is online and it includes an article on how pit beef became a symbol of barbecue

– Remember the salmonella outbreak at Lexington’s Tarheel Q? Well, they now face a wrongful death lawsuit as a result of it

– The Fayetteville Observer has 5 eastern joints where NC is an art

– A classic SC joint goes Texas with brisket

– From Ricky Scott (as opposed to Rodney)

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2 thoughts on “Linkdown: 8/5/15

  1. I ate at the new location of Queen City Q last Friday, here is my review:

    http://thedrawncutlass.blogspot.com/2015/07/restaurant-review-queen-city-q-matthews.html

    Since I wrote the review, I’ve considered a bit more about it. The pulled pork was dry and stringy (needed chopping), and the brisket was planked, looked like filets of chicken breast – – no bark, rather dry and tough. As bad as the brisket at Mac’s Speed Shop. I see why Queen City Q sent it out hidden under the sweet potato fries.

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    • Thanks for your thoughts, Robert. I had been wondering how that location has fared since it opened. Sometimes you need to give a place a few weeks to work out the kinks, but that doesn’t sound all that promising. I’ll still probably check it out at some point, however. Moreso for the nights when there are $3 NC pints than the barbecue.

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