Friday Find: “Meet the Kings and Queen of Kentucky Style BBQ”

Monk: Zagat explores Kentucky barbecue in this 14+ minute video that spotlights the state’s historic joints as well as personalities. It also gives a little bit of a primer on mutton, the state’s unique contribution to American barbecue.

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When it comes to distinct American regional style barbecue styles, the state of Kentucky doesn’t get the same praise as Texas and North Carolina. But residents of The Bluegrass State know that amazing barbecue, especially mutton, awaits for anyone traveling through. Zagat visited a selection of local BBQ joints – including Old Hickory Bar-B-Q, Moonlite Bar-B-Que Inn, and R & S Barbecue – to speak with the hardworking families of these institutions to find out what makes Kentucky style ‘cue unique.

Linkdown: 7/8/20

The NC Pork Council announces the “Summer of Cue”; take selfies at five barbecue restaurants now through Labor Day and you will get a special edition t-shirt. Full details at the link.

A mural of David McAtee, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd is almost complete in Louisville

Don’t forget about the classic joints (in Texas or otherwise), like Meshack’s Bar-Be-Que Shack in Garland

Todd Richards has opened Lake & Oak BBQ in the former Greater Good Barbecue location in East Lake in Atlanta

Socks Love Barbecue is the best barbecue in Atlanta according to the readers of The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Anaheim’s Heritage Barbecue gets profiled by Eater

Buxton Hall Barbecue had a small fire last week after reopening but thankfully it was not catastrophic. They reopened briefly on Friday however per their Instagram have since closed again due to a “set back in building repairs” but they will be reopening “ASAP.” Here’s hoping that’s sooner rather than later.

Picnic has been able to maintain its barbecue throughout the pandemic due to the hog farm co-owned by the oners of the restaurant

Leland Smokehouse has opened in the town of Leland outside of Wilmington; it is the second restaurant from Troy Knight, the owner behind Southport Smokehouse

Rosako Bailey of Rosako’s Soul Food & BBQ in Fort Worth is used to helping others but now needs help

Big Rojo is the Big Red-flavored beer from San Antonio-based Islla Street Brewing

Great news from Hogs For The Cause

And last but not least, big congrats to Ryan Cooper (aka BBQ Tourist) on getting the news that he is cancer free!

Linkdown: 6/17/20

EDIA Maps is having a 50% off sale for Father’s Day; act quickly to get it delivered by Sunday

Steven Raichlen also has some Father’s Day gift ideas

Howard Conyers has a list of his faorite black-owned barbecue restaurants at the bottom of this interview

Horn Barbecue is now selling Matt Horn’s all purpose rub online

Happy 90th Birth Week to Wilber Shirley

Chef Edward Lee will continue David McAtee’s legacy of feeding the community at the McAtee Community Kitchen

Nikkia Rhodes has been tapped to lead the kitchen

Cheerwine Barbecued Chicken? Cheerwine Barbecued Chicken.

Speaking of Cheerwine: Cheerwine Lager from New Sarum Brewing

17th Street Barbecue updates on their blog what they’ve been up to

The more you know…

Linkdown: 6/3/20

David McAtee was the owner of Yaya’s BBQ in Louisville who was shot and killed by police who were supposedly returning fire Monday morning

The police did not activate their body cams

David McAtee supposedly “liked the police”

And had apparently fed the police for free while they were working

McAtee also fed the homeless

Rest in Peace, David McAtee