– A few more stops in the Carolina’s for Grant: Stephenson’s Bar-B-Q in Willow Spring, Skylight Inn in Ayden, and Sweatman’s Bar-B-Que down in Holly Hill, SC
– Robert Moss has an introduction to Georgia BBQ to kickoff Georgia BBQ Week, which Grant will surely love
– Coming to West Nashville soon from Pitmaster Pat Martin
– Daniel Vaughn of TMBBQ muses on a couple of easy rules for barbecue line etiquette
– From last month, Destination BBQ has an interview with Daniel Doyle of Poogan’s Smokehouse in Charleston
– The highly-anticipated Scott’s BBQ has broken ground at its Charleston location
– John Shelton Reed has a pretty out there barbecue theory on why Donald Trump carried the state of NC and I’ll just let him have at it
The latest, he told me the other day, was Hillary Clinton’s choice of a barbecue stop in Charlotte at the end of the presidential campaign. She and President Obama ate at the Midwood Smokehouse. It has a varied and upscale menu, but it is not a traditional barbecue eatery. Meanwhile, Donald Trump was buying one of those $3.50 barbecue sandwiches at Stamey’s in Greensboro.
“Maybe Clinton’s choice sold in Charlotte,” Reed said, “but the rest of the state was thinking Drumpf was eating at a real North Carolina barbecue stop, a big reason he won and she lost.
– The chapter on Midwood Smokehouse from Marie, Let’s Eat! was posted earlier this week (our photos from the meet up here); he also checked out Mac’s Speed Shop during his Charlotte-area travels in January
– More on Smoke Modern Barbeque’s second location in Ballantyne
– A review of Uncle J’s BBQ and Restaurant in Kings Mountain from the Gaston Gazette
– Expansion into the South is a sign of City Barbeque’s success; Speedy checked out their Cary location a few weeks back and thought it was decent
– Could Aaron Franklin actually win a James Beard Award?
– Did you know a barbecue pork sandwich chain used to dominate Texas and the rest of the south?
– Lexington makes the list on Thrillist’s list of best barbecue cities in the US
– Lockhart also makes the list at #3, and TMBBQ has a timeline of the city’s barbecue
– Is chicken mull having a moment? First a post on The Daily South, then another on Serious Eats (granted, both by Robert Moss), now Garden and Gun has a recipe
You may have recently seen us link to a few posts by barbecue historian Robert Moss on chicken mull in both Southern Living’s The Daily South and Serious Eats. Here, Zagat travels to Athens, GA to learn more about this mostly unknown barbecue dish.
– Check out The NC BBQ Map’s Top 5 Most Adventurous Charlotte BBQ Restaurants on Charlotte on the Cheap; we even lent them our photo of 10 Park Lanes to use!
Ask a North Carolinian about their favorite BBQ, and you’re likely to incite a great debate. Everyone knows exactly where to find the “best” BBQ, and The Great NC BBQ Map will help you track down your favorite style around the state. But we believe that even the most ordinary things can be turned into an adventure with just the tiniest shift of perspective. Above all, that was the goal of our map. These top five highlight some of Charlotte’s most unique BBQ joints and are a reminder of our motto: “Every Day Is an Adventure.” #EDIA
– Snooks BBQ has reopened in Davie County as of last Thursday; its hours are 11-7 Thursday through Saturday
– Q 4 Fun reviews 521 BBQ and Grill’s Tega Cay location
– Garden and Gun Magazine check out Hite’s Bar-B-Que in West Columbia, SC in their latest issue
– Robert Moss goes even deeper on chicken mull
– Also from Moss, slaw or pickles: who ya got?!?! – there’s even a poll for you to weigh in
– Rep. Robert Pittenger paid off his Panthers playoff bet with Washington state representatives with barbecue from Mac’s Speed Shop in Charlotte
– Our State checks in at Grady’s this month