HUGE Charlotte barbecue news from B’s Cracklin’ BBQ and owner/pitmaster Bryan Furman (who grew up in Charlotte); no definite plans yet but seems something’s in the works
The latest NC Barbecue Bracket in the Canes Country Barbecue Wars
J.C. Reid says South Texas is starting to show more Central Texas influence in its barbecue, which is a good thing
Little Richard’s BBQ in Winston-Salem opened its “bar-n-que” concept on Stratford Road earlier this month
Barbecue speakeasy? I’m in
Where to find the best barbecue ribs in America, according to Men’s Journal
Southern Smoke BBQ in Garland will be open on Friday nights starting in September; currently they are only open for Thursday and Fridays for lunch
– Congrats to Sam Jones on his James Beard nomination!
– Two other barbecue chefs got nominations as well including Rodney Scott of Rodney Scott’s BBQ in Charleston and Tootsie Tomanetz of Snow’s BBQ in Lexington, TX; Ronnie Killen was also nominated but technically for his new steakhouse, Killen’s STQ
– Texas Monthly has more on Tootsie’s nomination
– A new barbecue restaurant recently opened in Darlington, SC named Fahrenheit 225
– Guy Fieri is curating a lineup of “barbecue badasses” for the country music festival Stagecoach in Indio, CA in late Apil – though the actual list itself doesn’t live up to that billing
– Harold Conyers, a NASA scientist who studied engineering at NC A&T for undergrad and Duke for grad, recently gave a keynote at Morris College in South Carolina
– How Frank Scibelli, restaurateur behind Midwood Smokehouse, Mama Ricotta’s, and Paco’s Tacos (and more), works each day
– The folks behind Seoul Food Meat Co are opening a korean barbecue restaurant next door, targeting later this month
– Owner Rob Berrier announced last month that the Little Richard’s BBQ stores on County Club Drive in Winston-Salem and in Wallburg have changed their names to Real Q; the remaining four Little Richard’s locations separately owned by Nick Karagiorgis and his son Stavros will keep the Little Richard’s name. Read more for the somewhat confusing history behind the ownership of the different locations at the link below.
– One man’s quest to ruin it for everyone else; complaints of air pollution from Little Richard’s BBQ in Winston-Salem:
Someone has been emailing for months officials with the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, the Forsyth County Department of Environmental Assistance and Protection, me, state legislators, Ask SAM and anyone else within electronic earshot about “the plume from the 3 unregulated point source smoke stacks” that sends a “cloud of unmitigated (carbon monoxide) and particulate matter” into the atmosphere.
– Congrats to Rodney Scott’s BBQ, named one of 50 finalists for Bon Apetit’s Best New Restaurants in America 2017
– As expected, the Southeast Tourism Society has named The Barbecue Festival one of the top 20 events in the Southeast for October 2017
– Coverage of Skylight Inn turning 70 last weekend from the News & Observer and WNCT
– The 4th Annual Pigs & Pedals BBQ cooking competition is in Asheboro this weekend, with a new People’s Choice Competition
– Barbecue the documentary comes to Netflix in August in glorious 4k
– An “American Regional Barbecue Cheat Sheet from Tasting Table” though they don’t quite get the North Carolina section right
– This week’s latest Cheerwine story
A nearly 5 minute video on three Triad institutions.
A closer look at Little Richard’s, Mr. Barbecue and Stamey’s in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, NC.
Brought to you by Daniel Wirtheim and Eric Ginsburg at Triad City Beat newspaper.