– Rodney Scott has influenced Sean Brock. Here’s how:
— First We Feast (@firstwefeast) September 17, 2015
– The history of smoking with mesquite wood
– Washington Post’s Jim Shahin: Why North Carolina’s Barbecue Scene is Still Smoldering
North Carolina barbecue is certainly at a crossroads, one that gets to the heart of questions about identity and authenticity, and the survival of pit-smoked pork establishments that eschew the everything-for-everybody approach once seemed unlikely. But Skylight Inn and Lexington Barbecue are on track to maybe prove that prediction wrong. And new places such as Picnic and Buxton Hall are helping spark a resurgence in creativity and respect for heritage that may help revive the scene. North Carolina barbecue might someday be removed from the endangered-species list, after all. I’ll hold off on that autopsy for now.