– Glad to finally see a new review on Marie, Let’s Eat! for Hugh-Baby’s BBQ and Burger Shop though Grant *gulp* doesn’t order barbecue?!?
– John T. Edge of Garden and Gun also profiled Hugh-Baby’s in their February/March issue
– Meet Chef Kelly Tam, the new-ish pastry chef at Midwood Smokehouse (as well as several other FS Food Group restaurants)
– Buxton Hall Barbecue gets a mention on a Charlotte Five guide to Asheville
– A chef born in Charlotte is part of a trio running Liberty Smokehouse in Falls Church, VA, where they got a favorable review from The Washington Post
– Remember Taylor Hicks? The season 5 winner of American Idol has his own food show and the NC episode featuring barbecue from The Pit aired earlier this week
– Side dishes continue to get better at Texas barbecue restaurants, says Texas BBQ Posse
– R.O.’s Bar-B-Cue, started in 1946, is one of the oldest restaurants in Gaston County
– Smoked whole alligator is on the menu at Black Sugar Rib Company in Los Angelos
– Congrats to Rodney Scott, who received a James Beard nomination for Best Chef: Southeast
– Mmm, dessert!
– Sadly, a man was shot to death in the parking lot of BBQ Joe’s in Trinity outside of High Point, NC shortly before Christmas
– Adam Perry Lang’s APL will be more steakhouse than barbecue restaurant
Barbecue fans will want to come by for grab-and-go lunch.
APL’s dining room won’t be open for lunch, but Lang will offer to-go barbecue sandwiches out of a 70-square-foot space that used to be a one-chair barbershop.
“It’s going to be almost like a New York-style pizza window,” Lang says of his grab-and-go lunch set-up.
– The Shanghai (not China) Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Christmas fundraiser to supplement their budget
– Seasoned Review continues on the NC BBQ Trail at Stephenson’s Bar-B-Q in Willow Spring and finds it to be well worth the trek
– I’m on board!
– Rodney Scott surprisingly smoked ribs instead of whole hog at this year’s Big Apple
– The Washington Post’s Jim Shahin has a list of favorite barbecue books this season, and it includes Elliott Moss’s “Buxton Hall BBQ Book of Smoke”
– I couldn’t disagree more but Charlotte Agenda refers to Bubba’s Barbecue as a “hidden gem”
– Whole hog in the most unlikeliest of places? Gravy’s got the scoop
– NC barbecue in Virginia at Willard’s BBQ in Reston
– The Houston Chronicle has an article on barbecue camps, focusing on the one at Texas A&M but with a passing mention of a few in NC (though it mistakenly mentions that the NC State Barbecue Camp only started this year; this was its
second third year)
– The Smoking Ho has some nice barbecue photos from his quick trip to LA
– What else would you expect from an Alabaman?