Monk: Robert Moss dropped his annual top barbecue joint list for Southern Living, and of the 50, eight were North Carolina barbecue joints while another nine were from South Carolina. The North Carolina joints were:
Prime Barbecue, Knightdale
Barbecue Center, Lexington
Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge
Sam Jones BBQ, Winterville
Stamey’s Barbecue, Greensboro
Grady’s Barbecue, Dudley
Lexington Barbecue, Lexington
Skylight Inn, Ayden
Even with some decent representation from the Carolinas, there were a few I felt could’ve made the list based on what Robert Moss had written previously; Jon G’s Barbecue and Lawrence Barbecue in particular.
A Texas barbecue joint made the #1 spot on the list, and while I won’t spoil just who it was just know it is a very familiar joint to most. You just know that Texas Monthly Barbecue Editor Daniel Vaughn would have to gloat:
Have you read the list yet? Who else should have made it, be it from North Carolina or elsewhere?
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Monk: In a truly terrible news, the general manager of the Raleigh location of Midwood Smokehouse passed away after being assaulted a few weeks back. Police said David “Davey” Millette, Jr. died Friday, Sept. 1. According to police, Millette was assaulted at 2 a.m. on Aug. 26 in the 500 block of Glenwood Avenue.
Sadly, Millete was just 27 years old and leaves behind his parents, sister, nephews, girlfriend, and an unborn child.
If you’d like to donate, a GoFundMe link has been set up here.
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Monk: Elliott Moss’ post-Buxton Hall Barbecue plans have been announced. While he had been busy with opening his latest concepts – the breakfast and lunch comfort food spot Regina’s in West Asheville as well as the sandwich shop Little Louie’s – for the past 13 months, he has seemingly left both less than six weeks after they opened.
With his newfound free time, it seems as if Moss wants to continue his barbecue journey. Enter, Moss & Moore.
According to Moss & Moore’s first Instagram post, the first chance to experience their barbecue will be on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend with their friends The Hound.
Moss & Moore will also be hitting the road throughout the southeast this fall as well:
September 29-October 1 in St. Simon’s Island, GA for Fire Box Soul
October 22 in Atlanta with Oyster South
October 28 in Dallas with Cattle Ack BBQ
November 11 at Holy Smokes Barbecue Festival in Charleston
Moss is also exploring his family history on the Moss & Moore Instagram page through a set of reels, which is well worth checking out. Glad to see Elliott Moss back in the barbecue game.
The Tar Heel Traveler’s latest is with Raleigh man Carter Claiborne, who is on a mission to eat barbecue in all 100 NC counties
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The story from Daniel Vaughn’s jaunt through South Carolina and Georgia a few weeks back
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Congrats to Columbus B. Hill, the first Coloradan inducted into the American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame
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