Robert Moss’s annual top 50 barbecue list for Southern Living is always worth a read, and this year is no different because of Moss’ inclusion of “not the usual” suspects
Coverage of the list: a SC restaurant topped the list, 8 total SC restaurants (and 3 Midlands) made the list. two Houston restaurants, only one Dallas restaurant
If Moss wasn’t busy enough, he’s got 3 recent barbecue books worth checking out from Sam Jones, Matthew Register, and Jim Auchmutey
More new Charlotte barbecue incoming:
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint’s Charleston location (its 10th) has hit the ground running according to the Charleston City Paper
It’s official: Matt Horn is opening a brick and mortar in the bay area
A “Black Tie BBQ” event is a more budget-friendly barbecue event worth checking out at next year’s Charleston Wine and Food Festival with Rodney Scott, John Lewis, Aaron Siegel, Taylor Garrigan, and Anthony DiBernardo, as well as out-of-towners Amy Mills and Matthew Register
A short article on Lexington Barbecue from the local Fox affiliate
There’s a new brisket option in the lowcountry of SC in Malone Barbecue
Rodney Scott is officially coming to Atlanta
Robert Moss drops rib knowledge in this well-researched article on the history of pork ribs
Chapel Hill’s TerraVita Food & Drink Festival will end this year but is going out with a bang in terms of barbecue; in addition to Sam Jones, [t]his year’s Hill Fire event will focus on North Carolina barbecue and bring together the state’s new generation of pitmasters, including Matthew Register of Southern Smoke, Chris Prieto of Prime Barbecue, Wyatt Dickson of Picnic in Durham, as well as other chefs who use smoke in their cooking.
Sauceman’s is relocating to Sugar Creek Brewing from its original location on West Boulevard
USA Today has their list of the country’s best regional barbecue joints but somehow includes Bill Spoon’s in Charlotte for North Carolina? Ok.
Southern Smoke by Matthew Register gets reviewed by the Triangle free paper
Where to Eat Barbecue Around D.C. according to Eater
A smoker fire has closed a downtown Atlanta joint
The Story of NC BBQ exhibit is currently showing at the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer
Jim Auchmutey on the south’s most overlooked barbecue states, Alabama and Georgia
More from Auchmutey on five myths regarding barbecue
Author D.G. Martin on what should replace the closed NC barbecue (and other roadside eatery) joints
A glowing profile of Matt Horn, “the future of Bay Area barbecue”
It’s important to understand the roots of the thing we all love so much
The Barbecue Festival has been named as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast, according to the Southeast Tourism Society
Vivian Howard of A Chef’s Life shouts out books from NC pitmasters Sam Jones and Matt Register in her latest newsletter
Register also gets a profile in the Winston-Salem Journal
“I was a real-estate developer. I didn’t even really cook,” Register said. “I was the grill guy who liked to be outside with my beer, listening to music.” That changed when he happened to pick up a copy of “Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue” by John Shelton Reed and Dale Volberg Reed.
New pork belly taco special from Midwood Smokehouse until July 4th
The Texas Monthly Reader’s Choice Bracket has reached the semifinals
Speaking of which, big news for Texas Monthly
A longish but certainly worthwhile read about a barbecue roadtrip through NC (and SC and Georgia) from Marie, Let’s Eat!
Do you have what it takes to be Reynolds Wrap’s Chief Grilling Officer and taste ribs across america?
Another Carolina-style barbecue joint is closing, but this one’s in San Francisco
Wilber’s Barbecue in Goldsboro is officially for sale after unexpectedly closing earlier this year due to back taxes owed
Do you order lean or fatty brisket? A primer from Robert Moss for those who aren’t familiar with Texas barbecue
The Raleigh News & Observer gets around to reviewing the two NC barbecue books released last month from Sam Jones and Matthew Register of Southern Smoke
You can still use this even though Father’s Day has passed barbecue sauce and beer pairing guide
Over 30 Bloomberg journalists tasted a variety of barbecue sauces and gave their impressions
Interesting story on the latest move towards openness in barbecue
Sweet Old Bill’s ups the ante on High Point barbecue scene
Sweet Lew’s BBQ gets a mention in the Washington Post’s locals guide to Charlotte