Monk: Fascinating story first brought to our attention by the excellent NC Rabbit Hole newsletter by Jeremy Markovich. And relevant because Texas Pete has a long history with NC barbecue: “[The history section on the Texas Pete website] goes on to say that basically, during the depression, the Garner family wanted some spicier sauce to serve at their barbecue stand. The sauce outlived the stand.”
Also fascinating: Jeremy first brought this to our attention (culling information from a publicly available lawsuit, but still) but has since been aggregated out of credit. He breaks it down in the following Twitter thread.
The story has since been picked up by The Huffington Post, USA Today, Business Insider/Food Insider, and the Nexstar-owned news stations like High Point’s Fox 8.
In any case, I urge you to support Jeremy and NC Rabbit Hole for not only this but lots of other fascinating, NC-focused stories.
The last bit on Texas Pete (for now), an Our State Magazine story on its history from 2017
Mac’s Speed Shop’s latest location in Concord will also feature live music
A short video on Cook Out from Food Insider
The Barbecue Festival is coming up on October 22
John Mueller’s barbecue joint at the Granary didn’t come to fruition before he passed, but his friend Jeff Ancira is keeping his memory alive with BBQ at the Granary
Heirloom Market is still found on Eater Atlanta’s 38 Essential Restaurants lis
The Houston Chronicle Top 100 List features several barbecue restaurants, including Brett’s BBQ Shop
Voting Ends later today in this poll from City Limits Barbeque