The NC Pork Council announces the “Summer of Cue”; take selfies at five barbecue restaurants now through Labor Day and you will get a special edition t-shirt. Full details at the link.
A mural of David McAtee, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd is almost complete in Louisville
Don’t forget about the classic joints (in Texas or otherwise), like Meshack’s Bar-Be-Que Shack in Garland
Todd Richards has opened Lake & Oak BBQ in the former Greater Good Barbecue location in East Lake in Atlanta
Socks Love Barbecue is the best barbecue in Atlanta according to the readers of The Atlanta Journal Constitution
Anaheim’s Heritage Barbecue gets profiled by Eater
Buxton Hall Barbecue had a small fire last week after reopening but thankfully it was not catastrophic. They reopened briefly on Friday however per their Instagram have since closed again due to a “set back in building repairs” but they will be reopening “ASAP.” Here’s hoping that’s sooner rather than later.
Picnic has been able to maintain its barbecue throughout the pandemic due to the hog farm co-owned by the oners of the restaurant
Leland Smokehouse has opened in the town of Leland outside of Wilmington; it is the second restaurant from Troy Knight, the owner behind Southport Smokehouse
Rosako Bailey of Rosako’s Soul Food & BBQ in Fort Worth is used to helping others but now needs help
Big Rojo is the Big Red-flavored beer from San Antonio-based Islla Street Brewing
Great news from Hogs For The Cause
And last but not least, big congrats to Ryan Cooper (aka BBQ Tourist) on getting the news that he is cancer free!
Soul Food Scholar Adrian Miller writes about the union between July 4th and barbecue; thankfully he is “not talking about hamburgers and hot dogs on a kettle grill. I’m talking about ‘old school’ barbecue, where a whole animal carcass was skewered with wooden poles and cooked over a trench filled with burning coals from hardwood trees.”
Brisket roulade, you say?
Midwood Smokehouse’s Roadhouse burger, made of ground chuck and brisket, makes Charlotte Agenda’s Top 23 burgers in Charlotte list
Queen City Q is one of the 14 Charlotte businesses that have permanently closed due to COVID-19 according to Charlotte Five
Old Bay Hot Sauce while supplies last
Louie Mueller back
Some good deals to be had at Hardcore Carnivore in case you are woefully late on a Father’s Day gift (or heck, even Mother’s Day)
I will be eagerly following how this story about Southern Foodways Alliance director John T. Edge unfolds
RIP Wink’s Barbeque in Salisbury
Big Al’s BBQ in Raleigh is refusing to adhere to social distancing mandates from the Governor; come on people do your part
Picnic, Lewis Barbecue, and Southern Smoke BBQ all get quoted in this article on potential changes in the food supply chain in a post-COVID world
Sneak peek at the refreshed Wilber’s
Last week’s Smoke Sheet caught up with Brandon Simpson of Jazzy B’s BBQ food truck in Kansas City
In Armenia, their traditional barbecue is mainly pork ribs and chops and the meat is cooked on a “mangal” during a “khorovat”
Cheerwine Lager from New Sarum Brewing sold out in 3 hours last Friday
EDIA Maps is having a 50% off sale for Father’s Day; act quickly to get it delivered by Sunday
Steven Raichlen also has some Father’s Day gift ideas
Howard Conyers has a list of his faorite black-owned barbecue restaurants at the bottom of this interview
Horn Barbecue is now selling Matt Horn’s all purpose rub online
Happy 90th Birth Week to Wilber Shirley
Chef Edward Lee will continue David McAtee’s legacy of feeding the community at the McAtee Community Kitchen
Nikkia Rhodes has been tapped to lead the kitchen
Cheerwine Barbecued Chicken? Cheerwine Barbecued Chicken.
Speaking of Cheerwine: Cheerwine Lager from New Sarum Brewing
17th Street Barbecue updates on their blog what they’ve been up to
The more you know…