RIP Wink’s Barbeque in Salisbury
Big Al’s BBQ in Raleigh is refusing to adhere to social distancing mandates from the Governor; come on people do your part
Picnic, Lewis Barbecue, and Southern Smoke BBQ all get quoted in this article on potential changes in the food supply chain in a post-COVID world
Sneak peek at the refreshed Wilber’s
Last week’s Smoke Sheet caught up with Brandon Simpson of Jazzy B’s BBQ food truck in Kansas City
In Armenia, their traditional barbecue is mainly pork ribs and chops and the meat is cooked on a “mangal” during a “khorovat”
Cheerwine Lager from New Sarum Brewing sold out in 3 hours last Friday
Monk: Previously on the blog, I’ve featured how to order takeout from our favorite places in Charlotte, the western part of the state, and the eastern part of the state. But perhaps you don’t live in NC and can’t easily get to any place I featured in those lists. Here’s a list of the barbecue places in North Carolina (and South Carolina for reasons that will become obvious) that will mail order barbecue to you. Unfortunately, it is not a big list, and I can’t personally vouch for any of the NC restaurants. So take that for what you will.
Have I missed any place out there? Email us at email@example.com or leave a comment below. North Carolina
Kings BBQ (Kinston) Link to order online Our review
Morris Barbeque (Hookerton) Link to order online
Parker’s Barbecue (Greenville, not Wilson) Link to order online
White Swan BBQ (various locations in Eastern NC) Link to order online
Caroline’s BBQ (Spartanburg) Link to order online
Lewis Barbecue (Charleston) Link to order online Our reviews: Monk, Speedy
Maurice’s Piggie Park (Various locations around Columbia) Link to order online Our review Bonus: Here’s an excellent article from Kathleen Purvis entitled “Can a S.C. barbecue family rise above ther father’s history of racism?”
Have I missed any place out there? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.
Charleston-based barbecue historian Robert Moss spotlights dishes from Home Team BBQ, Rodney Scott’s BBQ, and Lewis Barbecue on his “17 dishes that defined a decade in Charleston”
Moss was a busy man over the holidays, posting his thoughts on the direction of barbecue restaurateurs and empires in the 2020’s…
…as well as more 2020 decade predictions in this newsletter, The Cue Sheet
J.C. Reid looks back on a decade of craft barbecue
Raleigh News & Observer food writer Drew Jackson predicts Raleigh will become a barbecue capital this year
And since the above article, another Raleigh barbecue joint named Friendship Barbecue has been announced (although it will have a different approach)
The Kevin’s BBQ Joints podcast is teasing a big announcement later in January; subscribe on YouTube and stay tuned
Congrats to Stamey’s on 90 years!
Note: a version of this post was posted in December 2018. It has been updated as of December 2019.
Monk: Posting this a bit earlier this year. Here’s some gift ideas for the barbecue lover in your life. Or perhaps you if you want to treat yo’ self. The bolded items are the ones I can personally recommend.
Cookbooks, from pitmasters and food writers alike
NEW: Franklin Steak: Dry-Aged. Live-Fired. Pure Beef. by Aaron Franklin NEW: Smoked: One Man’s Journey to Find Incredible Recipes, Standout Pitmasters and the Stories Behind Them by Ed Randolph Whole Hog BBQ: The Gospel of Carolina Barbecue with Recipes from Skylight Inn and Sam Jones BBQ by Sam Jones and Daniel Vaughn ( Link to Book Club Review) Southern Smoke: Barbecue, Traditions, and Treasured Recipes Reimagined for Today by Matthew Register Hardcore Carnivore by Jess Pryles (signed) Pitmaster: Recipes, Techniques, and Barbecue Wisdom by Andy Husbands and Chris Hart The South’s Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Barbecue Perfection by Matt Moore Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades by Steve Raichlen Praise the Lard: Recipes and Revelations from a Legendary Life in Barbecue by Mike Mills and Amy Mills Buxton Hall Barbecue’s Book of Smoke: Wood-Smoked Meats, Sides, and More by Elliott Moss ( Link to Book Club Review) Peace, Love, & Barbecue: Recipes, Secrets, Tall Tales, and Outright Lies from the Legends of Barbecue by Mike Mills Franklin Barbecue: A Meat Smoking Manifesto by Aaron Franklin Southern Living Ultimate Book of BBQ: The Complete Year-Round Guide to Grilling and Smoking by The Editors of Southern Living Food History, Cultural Writing, and Photography
Hats, T-Shirts, Apparel
Accessories, Stocking Stuffers, etc. Happy Shopping!