Monk: Firehawk Brewpub opened its doors this past Saturday in Mount Holly and the barbecue joint/brewery promptly sold out within hours of opening. Based on the comments on its Facebook page, it appears that the visitors that day were pleased with their food and beer. I hope to confirm for myself soon.
Firehawk Brewpub will be open Wednesday through Friday from 4-9 and Saturday from 11-9 this week. Check their Instagram and Facebook pages for further updates on hours of operation.
Some photos from Jake Wood’s Gettin’ Piggy With It; looks like it was a great event
An estimated 100,000+ people attended last weekend’s Cheerwine Festival
Photos of the Winners from last weekend’s Memphis in May 2023 World Barbecue Championship
Melissa Cookston has officially cooked in her last Memphis in May and will be focusing on her other businesses as well as the World Junior BBQ League
More coverage of Cookston’s retirement of sorts
Cedric the Entertainer and Anthony Anderson stopped by Memphis in May for their upcoming TV show, “Kings of BBQ”
Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, TX has recently added a barbecue joint and distillery to its operations
Barbecue Showdown season 2 will be released this Friday on Netfllix
John Tanner loved the Brunswick stew from Porkey’s BBQ in Lothian, Maryland
The Southern Foodways Alliance profiles Daniel Vaughn
Monk: A brewpub with a True ‘Cue barbecue joint attached is coming to Main Street of Mount Holly in early April. Owner Scott Blackwood is combining craft beer with traditional NC wood-smoked barbecue in what he’s calling Firehawk Brewpub. That means pork, ribs, and chicken smoked over a mix of oak, hickory, and pecan in a reverse-flow offset smoker cooked by “BBQ Don” Trevor Seifts.
“Being in the fire department, it seemed logical that we cook our food on live, wood-fired grills,” Blackwood told CharlotteFive. Couldn’t agree more, and I hope to report back on it before too long.
John Tanner and company (including John Shelton Reed) devoured their try of barbecue at Old Colony Smokehouse in Eden
Southern Fire Pit has closed due to building expenses. It replaced Arcadia Q, which itself closed in late August 2022. Toni London had been the manager of Arcadia Q before opening this restaurant.
The latest (perhaps final?) chapter of the Cafe 71 Smokehouse saga sees the former owner Newlan Otto Spears Jr. charged with writing bad checks
Anthony Anderson and Cedric the Entertainer have launched a barbecue company called AC Barbeque and will film a series for A&E called “Kings of BBQ”
John Tanner made it back to Smokecraft Modern BBQ in Arlington and found it worthy of recommendation
Today, Adrian Miller is at the History Colorado Center to take “an informative and entertaining look at people and places that shaped Colorado’s barbecue traditions”
Daniel Vaughn talks with The Texas Standard on the Egyptian-influenced KG BBQ in Austin
Roundup Rodeo BBQ is the newest barbecue restaurant at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios
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