– Kathleen Purvis thinks up humorous potential food history landmarks for Charlotte:
13 S. Church St.: Charlotte’s first documented barbecue restaurant. According to a clip in an April 1899 Charlotte Daily Observer, Katie Nunn opened a grocery and barbecue stand, with meat cooked by her husband, Levi, in a pit behind the store. The address no longer exists, but it would have been on the east side of South Church Street just north of Fourth Street.
Marker needed: The last barbecue joint to charge less than $12 for a chopped plate.
– In Monroe County, Kentucky, pork shoulder means something completely different
– Marie, Let’s Eat! checks out Briar Patch Bar-B-Que in Hiram, GA again 4 years after his first visit
– Photos from last Sunday’s TMBBQ Festival
– A couple of sites react to Calvin Trillin’s New Yorker piece on NC barbecue: Triangle Business Journal, TWC News
– Last week, Howard Conyers (originally from Manning, SC) brought whole hog to New Orleans
– Speaking of whole hog, the Whole Hog Championship will be Nov 20-21 in Raleigh
Mark your calendars! Our Whole Hog Barbecue Championship will be held with the @RaleighParade November 20-21! pic.twitter.com/MgbFr9bLTQ
— NC Pork Council (@ncpork) November 4, 2015