– So Aaron Franklin doesn’t actually eat Texas barbecue and might actually prefer Carolina barbecue?
“I don’t really know. I don’t eat barbecue,” he says. I laugh nervously, but Franklin doesn’t waver. “I don’t eat that stuff, but I love to cook it. If I’m in a special place like up in the Carolinas hanging out with Sam Jones (whose family has been in the BBQ biz for more than 70 years), I’m absolutely going to get a pork sandwich. If I’m hanging out with Rodney Scott (a world-renowned BBQ chef from Charleston), I’m absolutely going to get some of that pulled pork. Time and place, but as far as scenes and stuff, I don’t really keep up with it. My concentration is right here.”
– Austin 360’s response: On Carolina Barbecue and Aaron Franklin’s Texas cred
– The Houston BBQ Festival was last weekend and The Smoking Ho has photos
— Jimmy Ho (@TheSmokingHo) April 17, 2018
– WNCT continues their Hidden Gems Barbecue series with Hardison’s Carolina Barbecue in Jamesville
– High Point gets an Indian barbecue restaurant, BBQ Nation
– Travel Noire’s 19 Great Black Owned Barbecue Joints Across America includes a few Barbecue Bros faves
– Tarheel Q gets a write up in the Lexington Dispatch after changing owners last December
Leon said there is some pressure with running a barbecue restaurant in Davidson County due to the county’s barbecue reputation. He added that if the restaurant does a poor job, it not only reflects on the restaurant but the other restaurants as well, because Lexington barbecue is a style and one restaurant’s success means success for the others in the county.
– OH NO
ICYMI yesterday https://t.co/Xs00hRRpuh
— Eater Atlanta (@EaterAtlanta) April 16, 2018