Even in the midst of a pandemic and all that 2020 had to offer, Tim Carman of the Washington Post went ahead with his annual “best barbecue joints in DC” list, with the main change being that he got takeout from every joint he tried. And he found that, even while getting more and more expensive, the state of barbecue in DC is strong and only improving. To wit, three of the joints in his top ten were brand new to the list.
Cheers to Tim Carman for pushing ahead!
10% off today for veterans and active duty military at Wilber’s Barbecue
Have you seen Apple City BBQ’s pig? It was recently stolen from the Taylorsville barbecue joint.
Midwood Smokehouse’s brisket cheesesteak makes Charlotte Magazine’s list Non-Native News
Another writeup on Desiree Robinson, 2020 Barbecue Hall of Fame Inductee
Several barbecue restaurants in Columbia are offering Thanksgiving specials
Four Savannah barbecue joints that offer comfort food during COVID
Smoked Turkey Explosion in Texas:
The Athens episode of TrueSouth brought together neighbors; watch at the link below
Congrats to Midwood Smokehouse on their Charlotte Magazine Best of the Best Voter’s Choice Award for “Best BBQ”; Sweet Lew’s BBQ was the runner up
Another mail order barbecue list, from Robert Moss in Southern Living
Congrats to AmazingRibs.com on turning 15
Noble Smoke is now delivering in Charlotte
The folks behind Hubba Hubba Smokehouse opened up a “neighborhood bar and grill” called Campfire Grill that has Hubba Hubba barbecue on the takeout menu and plenty of live fire cooking
Evan LeRoy of LeRoy and Lewis argues that “barbecue is the perfect pandemic food” because you can “[o]rder extra and cook it all week.”
Peg Leg Porker reopens on May 1 for curbside to go and delivery
Happy belated birthday to Tootsie!
Noble Smoke is now open for lunch every day; ICYMI our review from earlier this week here
The First Recorded Use Of The Word Barbecue Was In 1697 By British Buccaneer William Dampier
Charlotte Magazine includes barbecue joints on a few recent list: Midwood Smokehouse is one of the best restaurants in Plaza Midwood and Sweet Lew’s BBQ is one of the best southern restaurants in Charlotte
Valentina’s Tex Mex gets profiled in Garden & Gun
The NC State Barbecue Champions were crowned at the Blue Ridge BBQ & Brew Festival over Labor Day
JC Reid: “Without cotton, there would be no Central Texas-style barbecue”
John Tanner’s BBQ Blog checks out Payne’s Bar-B-Que and falls in love with that sandwich
Jones Bar-B-Que in Marianna, Arkansas is believed to be the oldest African American-owned restaurant in the US and received a James Beard Award in 2012 despite being a humble 10 seat diner
From this month’s barbecue issue of Charlotte Magazine
Texas Monthly on 2019’s best barbecue books
Houston’s barbecue scene is on fire
Several Lexington barbecue joints are featured in this blog post from Bites of the Bull City
Robert Sietsema on the history of barbecue in NYC from the 80’s to the present
Sam Jones will be doing a book event at the downtown Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint in Nashville on June 25
Congrats to The Smoking Ho on 6 years