Monk: NC Weekend’s been pumping out the barbecue content lately, and in a recent visit host Deborah Holt Noel took a visit to Knightdale to sit down with owner/head fire maker Christopher Prieto for a tour of the restaurant and to try a little bit of everything on the menu.
Description: See why Prime Barbecue is drawing huge crowds to its popular spot in Knightdale.
Monk: Queen City Nerve goes deep on the roots of the newly opened Firehawk Brewpub in Mount Holly. While I haven’t made it out there myself (and couldn’t make the media opening due to family commitments), I do plan to make the trip very soon. After reading this article about the barbecue restaurant/fish camp/brewery, I’m even more excited.
Dana Hanson is a Meat Scientist at NC State and runs their annual barbecue camp, modeled after Texas A&M
Sweet Lew’s BBQ and The Smoke Pit are two vendors for this weekend’s Taste of Charlotte
Looks like Christopher Prieto and Prime Barbecue will be on UNC-TV soon
New Sam Jones BBQ merch just in time for Father’s Day
John Tanner enjoyed Randy’s Ribs , a carry-out place on Route 5 in Maryland
Fresh off retirement from the competition circuit, Melissa Cookston weighs in on 14 barbecue myths
Congrats to Kevin Bludso on the James Beard win for his latest cookbook;
No barbecue pitmasters or chefs won this year and the Carolinas were also shut out, but here’s the full list of winners
Congrats to Steve Grady of Grady’s BBQ (as well as the rest of the top 10) for making the semi-finalist list for this year’s Barbecue Hall of Fame class! The inductees will be announced later this month on May 24th.
WRAL is a fan of Midwood Smokehouse‘s latest location in Raleigh
Midwood Smokehouse has some new barbecue taco specials Thursdays through Sundays in May for National Barbecue Month
Winners from this year’s Jiggy with the Piggy Challenge in Kannapolis
Congrats to Longleaf Swine for being named Readers’ Choice Awards winner for Best New Restaurant by Wake Living’s readers
Congrats to Prime Barbecue on 3 years open
Panther City BBQ out of Texas will be joining Christopher Prieto in an upcoming Latin-inspired barbecue class
Check out John Tanner’s updated list of best barbecue in Eastern NC
The Lexington Pit Stop EventCombines NASCAR and Barbecue this Memorial Day weekend; it’s a celebration of Lexington’s stock car racing teams and the pit-cooked Lexington-style barbecue for which the town is famous
Scotty’s Whole Hog Barbecue is switching to a “once and month” pop-up schedule in Minnesota this year, and the next service will be on May 20
Aaron Franklin’s latest book, Smoke, from him and his photographer/collaborator Jordan McKay is now out
John Tanner’s out of state travels takes him to B. Cooper Barbecue in Austin, Pig Beach in West Palm Beach, and Pig and Pint in Mississippi
Report from the field on Kolacny BBQ House by Bryan from Tales from the Pits
Monk: Catching up on old podcasts I missed from last year, I finally listened to this discussion between Christopher Prieto and the Tales from the Pits guys at Prime BBQ in Knightdale. It covers some similar ground to Prieto’s appearance on Kevin’s BBQ Pits in 2021 but is still a good conversation on his barbecue origin story as well as Prime’s menu nonetheless.
Description: Christopher Prieto, aka The Barbecue Nerd, has had one of the more unique journeys through the barbecue world that you’re likely to find. From his storied competition cooking career to his work with veterans and opening his first restaurant, Christopher’s story of faith, determination and service is an inspiring one.
If you’re anywhere near the Raleigh, North Carolina area, Prime BBQ is a must stop for Christopher’s menu of inspired barbecue meats and sides.
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