I was happy to get a text from Garren Kirkman of Jon G’s Barbecue a few weeks back saying that famed Charlotte food writer Kathleen Purvis had finally come to check them out (although he didn’t know it at the time). And the verdict is in: Kathleen agrees with what we’ve been saying for years: Jon G’s is legit, particularly that brisket. Check out the rest of her top 5 at the link below.
Even with the Barbecue Festival cancelled, the annual release of Fine Swine Wine from Childress Vineyards goes on, with Bob Timberlake once again contributing pig art; “This year’s blend features rich, bright flavors of cherry and ripe strawberry. Soft and smooth tannins provide an enticing pallet for the smoky, Lexington barbecue flavors.”
More coverage on Lexington’s “Lift Up Lexington” event taking place of the annual Barbecue Festival
The Redneck BBQ Lab’s first franchise will be in the former Q Shack location in North Hills in Raleigh under the name “The BBQ Lab”
Mac’s Speed Shop has been handing out free pulled pork for voters in front of the Bojangles Entertainment Complex
Bob Garner joins the Tying It Together podcast with Tim Boyum of Spectrum News to discuss the famed history between barbecue and politics in NC
Check out this tailgate pack from Picnic
Husk Greenville is now Husk Barbeque
Huey Nash Jr. discusses his late father’s dream to become the first Black food vendor at the State Fair of Texas.
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