Whole hog barbecue continues to catch on in Texas
Don’t worry about Texas barbecue though, as it continues to thrive around the world and in particular at Holy Smoke BBQ
EDIA Maps is featuring a NC barbecue joint every week in October; subscribe to their mailing list to get a more in-depth write up in your email inbox
Mighty Quinn’s has franchise locations in Dubai, the Philippines, and Taiwan (in addition to their 12 corporate locations in the greater NYC area) but will begin opening its first franchise locations in the US in Queens and Long Island
The NC State Fair this year will feature a number of new foods including a smoked turkey leg stuffed with turkey cracklins and mac and cheese
NoDa may some day get a barbecue joint, but it won’t be in the former Solstice Tavern; however the Mason Jar Group still hopes to bring a full-service barbecue restaurant to the neighborhood soon
Stubb’s to remain Stubb’s
John Tanner’s BBQ Blog visits Tank House BBQ & Bar in Sacramento and enjoyed both the brisket as well as the Pliny the Elder
All aboard the barbecue train!
Long Leaf Politics:
True North Carolina Barbecue hurting. Would a state law help?
This might be a story in the affirmative and while I never made it there myself, by all accounts Bill Ellis Barbecue in Wilson was an eastern NC institution.
It unfortunately closed quietly last week after 55 years in business and follows an unfortunate trend after closures at Allen & Son in Chapel Hill and Q Shack in Raleigh
More on NC barbecue; I’m not sure what prompted this but Stamey’s Barbecue in Greensboro with a mini-thread laying down the truth:
Dream job, and not just because of the barbecue:
Mighty Quinn’s is looking to
continue expanding in 2019
Rien Fertel remembers Douglas Oliver, pitman for Sweatman’s BBQ in Holly Hill, SC, who died in the fall of 2017
– This all sounds very promising; can’t wait to try Sweet Lew’s sometime soon
– Red Bridges has set up their mobile stand,
Little Red’s, at the American Legion World Series
– A former fish camp in Gastonia is turning its focus to barbecue after a change in ownership and a new name –
Ray Nathan’s Barbecue
– Does the Texas barbecue taxonomy need updating?
– BBQ at The Catering Kitchen
is seemingly becoming a must-stop spot in the Atlanta-area (Cumming, to be exact)
– Also in Atlanta, B’s Cracklin’ BBQ
will now be available at Atlanta Hawks games at Phillips Arena this season
– Scotty McCreery
is looking forward to eating some eastern NC barbecue on his way to headlining the Watermelon Festival in Winterville this weekend
– The rapidly franchising Mighty Quinn’s
may be opening a Washington, DC location soon
– In other barbecue franchising news, Rodney Scott’s
has announced the location for the forthcoming Birmingham store; after the build of a cinder block pit and some minor interior work it could open as early as late October
– The hashtag says it all
– Sadly, the NC Historic Barbecue Trail joint Jack Cobb BBQ and Son in Farmville
is closing on August 18
– All aboard
the barbecue train!
Fans can hop on the BBQ express for less than $100 a person and travel through spectacular mountain views. Passengers onboard will get their own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.
And, of course, no respectable Southern barbeque would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.
– Both Speedy and Monk are quoted throughout this article from Million Mile Secrets on
Best BBQ in USA: 25 Joints You Can’t Miss
– James Beard-award winning writer Adrian Miller is writing a book on black-owned barbecue joints and has started his research
– You can walk in or fly in to
Stanton’s Barbeque in Bennettsville, SC near the NC/SC border
– A short review of
Prosser’s Bar-B-Que, a restaurant with a barbecue and seafood buffet in Murrells Inlet (near Myrtle Beach)
– Mighty Quinn’s, who has expanded to 15 locations across the world,
has launched a franchising program in aims of becoming the “Chipotle of barbecue”
– Good to know if you are making this drive:
– Aka “the dream”
– Speaking of Texas barbecue, if actor Ike Barinholtz didn’t know about Barbecue Twitter before, he sure does now (click on tweet to read the literally hundreds of replies)