Monk: The NC F&B crew recently headed to Peachland for a Jon G’s Barbecue Saturday, and commemorated the trip in podcast form.
Jon G’s BBQ
Linkdown: 10/5/22 – The Expansion and Collaboration Edition
Monk: Expansion and collaboration is the name of the game in several of this week’s links. From smaller stalls from Midwood Smokehouse and Johnny Rogers BBQ & Burgers to various upcoming collaborations involving Brandon Belfer of Fumar, Lewis Donald of Sweet Lew’s BBQ, Garren Kirkman of Jon G’s Barbecue, and Jake Wood of Lawrence Barbecue, hopefully news of this nature will start to become more and more common.
Fumar (formerly Smokeshow Barbecue) is teasing a Tex-Mex pizza collaboration with Salud
Fumar’s permanent location is in front of Petty Thieves Brewing in North Charlotte
Chef Johnnie Gale is collaborating with Lewis Donald of Sweet Lew’s BBQ on November 3 as part of the Louisiana x Charlotte chef series
Midwood Smokehouse is coming soon to the Charlotte airport
Johnny Rogers BBQ & Burgers is one of the six local vendors opening today at Gibson Mill Market
The revised version of D.G. Martin’s “North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries” is almost ready to go after a 2- year delay, and several barbecue restaurants were lost along the way
The Wood, Fire, Smoke Festival is coming to downtown Lenoir this Saturday: The reimagined festival is a celebration of Lenoir’s furniture heritage and commitment to art, design, and innovation. Skilled craftsmen, artisans, and chefs will converge in downtown to carve with chainsaws, pour molten metal, and cook delicious barbecue.
A short profile on Holy Smoke author John Shelton Reed from Axios Raleigh
Lawrence Barbecue is teasing a “PRETTY RADICAL ANNOUNCEMNT” with Jon G’s
Speaking of which, “Meat Jon G”
“World of Flavor with Big Moe Cason” season 1 is now on Disney+; read our first impressions here
Adrian Miller accepted the Barbecue Hall of Fame’s “Impact Award” on behalf of the innumerable “Unsung Black Barbecuce Cooks” who never got their due recognition
The latest barbecue list from Only In Your State includes Jon G’s Barbecue
Some video behind the scenes at the underrated Rick’s Smokehouse outside Lexington
The 37th Annual Pigskin Pig-Out will take place April 8-9 and “will again feature a weekend of barbecue with the famous pig cookin’ contest, tailgating with friends and family, 1st Annual Pigskin Car Show, live music and carnival fun for all ages”
Lawrence Barbecue and Boxyard RTP remain on the Eater Carolinas Heat Map for the Triangle
Barvecue has raised $600 million thus far
ICYMI last year, the origin of hushpuppies
RIP Ray Ramirez of Los Angeles’ Ray’s BBQ
Cobos Que bringing the heat: brisket boudin mac-and-cheese quesadillla
Burgers are the new sausage in Texas
Barbecue historian Robert Moss’ latest book is on the lost southern chefs
Diva Q has barbecue sauce hitting the shelves soon
Huge donation from Hogs for the Cause to Our Lady of the Lake
A fun story from Charlotte Magazine on how Chapel Hill-born fashion designer Alexander Julian got paid in barbecue for designing the original Charlotte Hornets jerseys.
According to Juilian (also known for the UNC Chapel Hill argyle and being the costume designer for Robert Altman’s The Player), “I had this idea: What good is money if you can’t buy barbecue? I call it Carolina caviar. … I said, ‘I’ll give you ownership of the design for five pounds of Carolina barbecue a month.’ A (writer) asked me to sum up the whole experience. I said, ‘Well, George (Shinn) got rich, and I got fat. I traded $10 million worth of royalties for a gut.'”
Getting paid in barbecue, that’s the dream. Well played Alexander Julian, well played.
Garren of Jon G’s Barbecue featured on the Minsters of Smoke Instagram page
…speaking of which, Jon G’s is popping up at Triple C Brewing in Charlotte tonight
Sweet Lew’s has a new “Just Peachy” barbecue sauce available through the end of the month
John Tanner checks out Ruthie’s All Day, The Federalist Pig, and DCity Smokehouse for an upcoming Smoke Sheet article
Adrian Miller is interviewed for this Atlas Obscura piece on the Southern Foodways Alliance oral history project
The Oak Texas BBQ makes its debut in Kemah, TX; they were previously based in Nashville and were Speedy’s favorites
The Texas Monthly BBQ Fest moves to Lockhart for this year’s edition
Tips on selecting the best wood for barbecue
Nice merch special from Fox Bros Bar-B-Q: two mystery shirts and a mystery hat for $35