This latest piece of controversial barbecue list content from one “chefspencil.com” has been rightly getting roasted online since the weekend, but perhaps that was the intent all along? I mean, who had even heard of “chefspencil.com,” an Austrialian website, before this list?
The list allegedly uses data from TripAdvisor and phew buddy TripAdvisor is not happy about any connection to th list and its backlash.
New Orlean’s at number 1? Red flag. No Texas cities on the list? Red flag. As for Charlotte’s rank of 3 on the list? I say this as a Charlotte resident, but red flag. I’m not the only Charlottean who feels this way. Enter Kathleen Purvis:
Let’s declare a moratorium on any further discussion or outrage on anything “chefspencil.com” related, particularly when it comes to barbecue.
Fighting words from the Hear to Say podcast host Tressie McMillan Cottom
An oldie but a goodie from Our State Magazine for National Barbecue Day this past Sunday
Myron Mixon’s Jack’s Old South team wins Whole Hog and the whole shebang at last weekend’s Memphis in May Barbecue Championship
Three barbecue and brewery pairings in Texas
More coverage of Rodney Scott and Adrian Miller’s books, with quotes from Daniel Vaughn
Black Smoke vs Savory Spice Shop
High on the Hog premieres on Netflix in one week on 5/26
Do you have what it takes to be Reynolds Wrap’s Chief Grilling Officer and taste ribs across america?
Another Carolina-style barbecue joint is closing, but this one’s in San Francisco
Wilber’s Barbecue in Goldsboro is officially for sale after unexpectedly closing earlier this year due to back taxes owed
Do you order lean or fatty brisket? A primer from Robert Moss for those who aren’t familiar with Texas barbecue
The Raleigh News & Observer gets around to reviewing the two NC barbecue books released last month from Sam Jones and Matthew Register of Southern Smoke
You can still use this barbecue sauce and beer pairing guide even though Father’s Day has passed
Over 30 Bloomberg journalists tasted a variety of barbecue sauces and gave their impressions
Interesting story on the latest move towards openness in barbecue
Sweet Old Bill’s ups the ante on High Point barbecue scene
Sweet Lew’s BBQ gets a mention in the Washington Post’s locals guide to Charlotte
– Adrian Miller, James Beard Award Winner: It’s time to diversity the BBQ Hall of Fame
Of the 27 inductees chosen thus far, only one African American is in the Hall. This is an absurdity that needs to be rectified given the significant contributions that African Americans have made to American barbecue culture.
– What’s the best beer pairing for barbecue? 12 pitmasters weigh in, including Sam Jones
– No surprise here
– Heirloom Market BBQ, B’s Cracklin’ Barbeque, and Fox Bros BBQ continue to be on Eater Atlanta’s refreshed 38 essential restaurants
– Midwood Smokehouse Park Road and Unknown Brewing have collaborated on a smoked malt Helles beer called Heaven and Helles and are debuting it this Saturday at their Hop, Chop, and Sauce It party
– TMBBQ’s best pitmaster pit stops in Texas
– Conyers also earned a PhD in 09 from Duke
– City Limits Q in Columbia (who I still really need to try) is serving smashburgers this Friday at Craft and Draft
– Jon G’s Barbecue will be at the Union County Farmer’s Market in Monroe this Saturday at 10:30
– Not sure if there will be any left at the time of posting, but here’s your PSA
– Big news!
– More coverage on Noble Smoke from the Charlotte Business Journal
– The LA Times has an easy guide to pairing beer with barbecue
– Re-opened yesterday
– A Texas man is the first pitmaster to make Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list
– More coverage from TMBBQ on Grant Pinkerton
– An Austin rag “takes the temperature” of the barbecue scene in Brooklyn and with one exception finds that it doesn’t quite add up to Austin
– Everyone has a dark past, and NC barbecue is certainly no different; it had a beef phase