Wilber’s Barbecue has completed their pit restoration
Bar-B-Q King in Charlotte (not to be confused the similarly named restaurant in Lincolnton) has experienced a surge in business as a result of customers feeling more comfortable at their drive-in due to social distancing
Home Team BBQ in Columbiahas reopened after being closed for more than a month
More coverage on Prime Barbecue’s opening last week
Big T’s BBQwill be opening in the former Top’s Pizza Factory location in Fallston by the same owners because apparently co-owner Tony Maness “can cook anything”
SAW’s Soul Kitchen had their smoker Black Betty stolen at the end of March
Beef and pork suppliers have been hit hard as a result of the pandemic
Midwood Smokehouse is one of several local restaurants where you can buy a t-shirt to support them until their dining rooms open again
I highly recommend this short 15-minute documentary from the Southern Foodways Alliance on a recent barbecue connection made in Birmingham, AL when Rodney Scott BBQ expanded there in 2019. While barbecue is at the heart of the documentary, it’s about so much more.
Description: FULL CIRCLE tells the story of Rodney Scott, of Charleston, SC, founder of Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ. And Roscoe Hall, of Birmingham, AL, grandson of the founder of Dreamland Bar-B-Que in nearby Tuscaloosa, who now manages the Birmingham location of Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ. Both men grew up in the barbecue business. And both men now carry forward a legacy of African American knowledge and labor. This is a story about generational transfer, black entrepreneurship, and the future of barbecue in the Deep South.