Happy 9th Blog Anniversary to Barbecue Bros!

(L-R) Monk, Speedy, Rudy, and friend of the blog Boomsauce in Ohio, October 2020

Monk: Nine years ago today, it all started with a discussion between Speedy and Monk about Charlotte’s best barbecue on our way to what turned out to be a disappointing visit to Bobbee-O’s, then the #1 joint in the city (at least according to Yelp). That then led to this tweet:

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And then Rudy, who at the time lived in Austin, offered to be our beef correspondent:

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And then it didn’t take too long to come up with the name:

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All this happened in the span of less than an hour, and our first review was up later that afternoon. Shortly thereafter we picked our “noms de blog”: Monk, Speedy, and Rudy. Nine years and 294 reviews later here we are.

(L-R) Speedy, Monk, and Rudy at Lexington Barbecue in Lexington, NC in July 2014

Thanks to all of our readers for following our barbecue journey. We’re not stopping anytime soon, and we hope to keep bringing you even more barbecue content.

(L-R) Monk, Rudy, and Speedy at The Salt Lick in Driftwood, TX in May 2012

While we have you, don’t forget to follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram if you don’t already. Thanks!


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