Barbecue fests are back, baby! Earlier this week, both the BBQ Fest on the Neuse in Kinston, NC and the Houston Barbecue Festival announced separately that they were both back in spring 2022.
This is after other festivals announce plans to come back strong in 2022, notably Memphis in May, Hogs for the Cause, Jiggy with the Piggy, and Aaron Franklin’s Hot Luck Festival.
Plus the successful debuts of the Pinehurst Barbecue Festival and Holy Smokes in 2021. And finally, it looks like The Barbecue Festival should be back in 2022 as well.
Fingers crossed that we get on the other side of the omicron variant and things can finally go back to relative normalcy.
Lawrence Barbecue renames their most popular sandwich in honor of American Aquarium, with proceeds in the month of February going to the Jimmy V Foundation (a favorite charity of hardcore NC State fan and lead singer BJ Barham)
This latest piece of controversial barbecue list content from one “chefspencil.com” has been rightly getting roasted online since the weekend, but perhaps that was the intent all along? I mean, who had even heard of “chefspencil.com,” an Austrialian website, before this list?
The list allegedly uses data from TripAdvisor and phew buddy TripAdvisor is not happy about any connection to th list and its backlash.
New Orlean’s at number 1? Red flag. No Texas cities on the list? Red flag. As for Charlotte’s rank of 3 on the list? I say this as a Charlotte resident, but red flag. I’m not the only Charlottean who feels this way. Enter Kathleen Purvis:
Let’s declare a moratorium on any further discussion or outrage on anything “chefspencil.com” related, particularly when it comes to barbecue.
Fighting words from the Hear to Say podcast host Tressie McMillan Cottom
An oldie but a goodie from Our State Magazine for National Barbecue Day this past Sunday
Myron Mixon’s Jack’s Old South team wins Whole Hog and the whole shebang at last weekend’s Memphis in May Barbecue Championship
Three barbecue and brewery pairings in Texas
More coverage of Rodney Scott and Adrian Miller’s books, with quotes from Daniel Vaughn
Black Smoke vs Savory Spice Shop
High on the Hog premieres on Netflix in one week on 5/26
With the recent return to curbside service as a result of social distancing, Red Bridges Barbecue Lodgereturns to its roots of carhops
Last week’s Smoke Sheet examined how barbecue joints are adapting to Covid-19
Horn Barbecue in Oakland is raising money to help feed the community during covid-19
Josh Bowen of John Brown Smokehouse is raising money for ER workers in NYC
Neil McClure of McCure’s Barbecue and the Deswine Intervention competition team smoked barbecue for Children’s Hospital workers last weekend in New Orleans
The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest has been rescheduled to Sept 30-Oct 3
There is no ‘I’ in barbecue
Johnson Family Barbecue in Durham had a recent incident with a Postmates driver and the owner Wayne Johnson has made things worse by responding to negative Yelp reviews with racist and inflammatory language
The death of barbecue hash was perhaps premature, writes Robert Moss for Southern Living
Pinkerton’s BBQ owner Grant Pinkerton is interviewed by The Andy Staple Show on The Athletic and discusses how his staff are dealing with Covid-19
Uncorked is a new Netflix movie set in a Memphis barbecue restaurant that serves…brisket?
Grohl: I’m an East Coast guy. I grew up in Virginia, so my favorite barbecue is North Carolina barbecue. It is whole-hog pork, salted, over hickory wood and when it comes off you pull it, chop it and put a North Carolina vinegar sauce on it which is vinegar, black pepper and hot sauce and that’s it, really. You put that on a white bun with coleslaw and that’s my favorite.
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