Barbecue Bible profiles Asheville’s Farmhouse BBQ and their use of grass-fed brisket
Jones Bar-B-Q getting the Queer Eye bump:
Sweet Lew’s BBQ’s has added a fried chicken biscuit to their weekend brunch menu and Midwood Smokehouse has a new barbecue rub in Charlotte Five’s fifteen things you must eat (or drink) in Charlotte in April
Blood Brothers BBQ looks to be a must if you’re in the Houston area
Drinking with Hometown Barbecue’s Billy Durney
Filing away for future reference
Congrats to the Tales from the Pits Podcast on their 100th episode
I got major FOMO listening to this podcast of the Tales from the Pit guys rundown of their 5 days in Charleston earlier this month. Total FOMO. I will definitely have to try to make it out next year.
There are so many amazing events that take place during the five day Charleston Wine + Food (CHSWFF) festival and we were fortunate to be granted media access to many of them. From whiskey-centric experiences to barbecue excursions, we did our best to take in all of the sights and sounds of this incredible culinary opportunity.
This episode will give you a rundown of all of the events we covered as well as some food and drink highlights from each. We were fortunate to get to spend time with some amazing barbecue talents such as Rodney Scott, Sam Jones, Jonathan and Justin Fox, John Lewis, Anthony DiBernardo, and many more.
We’ve got some exciting interviews that we’ll be posting in the coming weeks from these events, so stay tuned for those. A special thanks to Alyssa Maute Smith and the entire Charleston Wine + Food team for putting together such an outstanding collection of unbelievable events and excursions. Be sure to follow CHSWFF on social media to get tickets for next year’s events when they are announced!
– Voting ends tomorrow for Thrillist’s America’s Best BBQ Bracket (vote for Red Bridges!)
– The fast casual concept of Midwood Smokehouse, named Midwood Smokeshack, will open its first location in Matthews
– Charlotte Observer food writer Kathleen Purvis has 5 styles of brisket to try around Charlotte, including the smoked version at Sauceman’s
– Purvis also explores the black/white cornbread divide; loyal readers will know which side I fall on
– Yet another NC barbecue roadtrip list
-The Indy Week out of NC’s triangle has a feature on Picnic:
– Speaking of which, Picnic is now open on Sundays
– Fox Bros. in Atlanta is expanding with a barbecue kiosk at the up-and-coming Armour Yards
– Robert Moss takes a quick trip to Houston and focuses on the boudin sausage
– Red Clay Soul has a Georgia Mild BBQ Sauce Bracket
– The origin story of Heirloom Market’s spicy korean barbecue sandwich
– The continuing trend of American barbecue’s growing popularity abroad
But it’s not just Paris. Barbecue, that onetime fiercely regional American food, has gone global. American-style barbecue restaurants have opened in Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, London, Vienna, Mexico City, even Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Last year, Wayne Mueller, the third-generation owner of Louie Mueller Barbecue, went on a State Department-sponsored world tour, during which he cooked barbecue and discussed its culture and history at the Milan Expo in Italy.
– Yet another 10 best BBQ restaurants in America list, though this one includes a couple of unique ones like Henry’s Smokehouse in Greenville (our review here) and Fox Brothers in Atlanta
– Understanding the barbecue ratings game and whether you can judge a barbecue restaurant on the same scale as a French restaurant
– Garden & Gun examines the sauces of the teams that played in last week’s National Championship Game
– Grant visits the new Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant outpost in Chattanooga
– Big Wayner’s got a Five for Friday full of barbecue links
– Two of the 10 most anticipated Charlotte restaurant openings according to Charlotte Agenda have barbecue in their DNA: Kid Cashew (a Mediterranean smokehouse) and Seoul Food Meat Co (Korean flavors with American meats)
– An upcoming Atlanta joint hopes to help define what Georgia barbecue means