Monk: In what I believe is their first podcast appearance, Garren and Kelli from Jon G’s appeared in a recent episode of the Man Meat BBQ podcast to discuss how they transitioned from the tailgate tent to the food truck to the restaurant. Though the host Mikey has this slightly annoying habit of talking about himself and his business instead of asking questions of his guest and he still needs a cough button (like when he interviewed The Smoke Sheet). Still, glad that Garren and Kelly knocked out their first podcast appearance and hopefully there is lots more to come.
The two co-founders of The Smokesheet, BBQ Tourist and NYC BBQ, joined the Man Meat BBQ podcast to discuss their origin story with barbecue and also assemble their perfect plate of barbecue out of their favorite barbecue bites from across the US.
There is a little bit of cussing at the top, so be warned. Also be warned that the host Mike could have used a cough button. Still, a pretty good conversation between three barbecue enthusiasts.
– Washington Post critic Jim Shahin visits the barbecue scene in Charleston and calls it “the future of barbecue”
– Extra Crispy has a new bacon critic and he leans on two folks for advice heading into the job: Texas Monthly’s barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn and the Denver Post’s cannabis critic Jake Browne
– The Raleigh News & Observer is doing a “Best-Kept Secrets” series of articles and has one on barbecue
— newsobserver.com (@newsobserver) August 1, 2016
– The story of a “cowboy barbecue” at the Fortuna Cowboy Rodeo in California
– While Grant and his family moved to Chattanooga a few weeks back, his impressive backlog of stories about Atlanta-area restaurants is just now winding down; as he now shifts his focus to his new home, he looks back on his favorite Atlanta restaurants, including two barbecue joints: Old Brick Pit and Heirloom Market
– The Smoking Ho joined the Chicago-based Man Meat BBQ podcast for a conversation recently
— Jimmy Ho (@TheSmokingHo) July 29, 2016
– Beer and barbecue, pt 1
— Garden & Gun (@gardenandgun) August 1, 2016
– Beer and barbecue, pt 2
— The Pit Barbecue (@ThePitBBQ) August 2, 2016
– A Toronto Star travel writer visits Picnic in Durham and calls it a “bellwether for social change”
House Bill 2 (a.k.a. HB2, a.k.a. “the bathroom law”) exploded out of nowhere in March. Dickson promptly ordered new bathroom signage showing Picnic’s disdain for the state government edict that people must go to washrooms that match the gender on their birth certificate.
Thing is, the law only applies to public buildings and schools, not private businesses. North Carolina, he says, has a “proud tradition of being a progressive Southern state,” and HB2 is not a true reflection of it.