James Beard Award-winning author Adrian Miller reflects on photographer Russell Lee’s “Man slicing barbecue at the Gonzales County Fair” photo and the role of Black Americans in barbecue culture
Miller was also impressed by Phoenix’s black barbecue scene
Rodney Scott ‘s BBQhas received $25,000 from Discover as part of its #EatItForward sweepstakes to support Black-owned restaurants
More on the new Leland Smokehouse, where the “brisket is so good, no sauce is needed”
Prime BBQ is navigating opening a restaurant during a pandemic
The Manual has its pick of 7 best rib rubs, all of which are available by mail order
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse is adapting to life during COVID
Tex-Mex barbecue from Vaqueros Texas Bar-B-Q in Grapevine between Dallas and Fort Worth
In it’s latest issue, Garden & Gun has a beginner’s recipe for chicken bog that can be cooked indoors
Happy belated birthday to David Thompson, the ACC Basketball GOAT
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!