And while Wilber Shirley didn’t take Kevin’s bait on eastern vs Lexington-style, Ed Mitchell answers the question by claiming that smoking a whole hog is the “true heart of barbecue,” albeit after diplomatically saying he’s “never had bad barbecue.”
Kevin Pang, formerly of the Chicago Tribune and now of the AV Club’s food blog The Takeout, took a barbecue road trip from Chicago to the Carolinas and back in 2010 and documented it on the BBQ Roadtrip Tumblr. Here, he interviews Keith Allen of the recently departed Allen and Son Barbecue in Chapel Hill to discuss his philosophy on barbecue.
Side note: I remember devouring this roadtrip blog in on sitting back when we first started our blog. What a cool trip, and I could only wish for someone to pay the Barbecue Bros to take a similar trip.
– Operation BBQ Relief has made its way to Wilmington and Fayetteville in the aftermath of Florence
– Sounds alright to me!
Texas pitmasters are incorporating Mexican-American flavors in their must-have barbecue. https://t.co/sbvcleNZ6y
— Bon Appétit (@bonappetit) September 12, 2018
– The Takeout stumbles upon the fabled “short, fast-moving line at Franklin Barbecue phenomenon
– Midwood Smokehouse is a Charlotte restaurant that has expanded to the ‘burbs
– Chef Ford Fry picks three barbecue restaurants in Atlanta – Fox Bros BBQ, Das BBQ, and Community Q
– Catch replays of the first show of “TrueSouth” from John T. Edge and Wright Thompson all this week on SEC Network
— Garden & Gun (@gardenandgun) September 18, 2018
– TrueSouth even brought up Rodney Scott last week to Bristol to treat ESPN to a pig pickin tailgate
.@SECNetwork, Wright Thompson & @johntedge gave ESPN employees a taste of #TrueSouth last Friday, teaming up with @rodneyscottbbq for a pig roast tailgate to promote & celebrate the show, which debuts tonight at 7 p.m. ET on SEC Network.
— Amanda Brooks (@BrooksAD) September 18, 2018
Bad barbecue tastes like good barbecue if you’ve never had great barbecue.