Linkdown: 1/22/20

Not all heroes wear capes

The Charlotte edition of the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival is moving from Symphony Park to Bank of America Stadium

Noble Smoke and Sweet Lew’s BBQ make Charlotte food blog Scallion Pancake’s list of best Charlotte restaurants

5 barbecue questions for Dave Grohl features this gem:

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.

Khói Barbecue has a unique take on Texas barbecue

John Tanner’s BBQ Blog muses on barbecue and the fine art

Longtime Houston pitmaster Angelica Martinez is featured by J.C. Reid in this Instagram post

Memphis in May 2020 is now less than 100 days away

GULP

Friday Find: "Too Much Pork for Just One Fork" by Southern Culture on the Skids

Southern Culture on the Skids (or “SCOTS” for short) are a band from Chapel Hill, NC who while I was in high school were best known (to me at least) for their live shows where at various points they would pass around a large aluminum pan of banana pudding (during their song “Banana Puddin'”, naturally) and buckets of fried chicken. This song appears on their 1994 album Ditch Diggin’ as well as the 2013 re-recording of the album called Dig This.

Lyrics:
I got too much pork for just one fork
Won’t you pass that apple pie
I got a-too much pork for just one fork
Oh won’t you pass that apple pie

I said hey mister rhythm, mister rhythm is king
He killed the pig with a tambourine
Everybody got happy, everybody got glad
Till the weather turned warm
And that pig went bad

I got too much pork for just one fork
Won’tcha pass that apple pie
I got too much pork for just one fork
Won’tcha pass that apple pie

Now don’t you worry
Everybody here’s gonna get paid
Ah don’t you worry
That’s what the boss man say
I gotta too much pork for just one fork
Too much pork

I said, hey mister rhythm, mister rhythm is king
He killed the pig with a tambourine
Everybody got happy, everybody got glad
Till the weather turned warm
And that pig went bad

I got too much pork for just one fork
Won’tcha pass that apple pie?
I got too much pork for just one fork
Won’tcha pass that apple pie
Hey don’t you worry
Everybody here’s gonna get paid
Yeah don’t you worry
Everybody here’s gonna get laid
I got too much pork for just one fork
Too much ham for just one jam
I got too much sow for just one bow
Hey babe I’m talkin’ pig oh honey can you dig
I got too much, too much, too much, too much
Too much pork
I got too much, too much, too much, too much
Too much pork

Linkdown: 1/15/20

Lawrence BBQ from Chef Jake Wood is a go in Raleigh this summer and the menu will include whole hog, brisket, ribs, sausage, poultry, and broiled oysters

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Crafts Drafts & Barbecue will bring barbecue to Disney’s Epcot Center

Parker’s Barbecue in Wilson has been open almost 74 years

Rodney Scott BBQ’s Atlanta location to open in April

Miguel Vidal from Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ was in Charlotte last week spending some time with the pitmasters from Midwood Smokehouse

…which they turned some of those learnings into a Friday special

Linkdown: 1/8/20

Charleston-based barbecue historian Robert Moss spotlights dishes from Home Team BBQ, Rodney Scott’s BBQ, and Lewis Barbecue on his “17 dishes that defined a decade in Charleston”

Moss was a busy man over the holidays, posting his thoughts on the direction of barbecue restaurateurs and empires in the 2020’s…

…as well as more 2020 decade predictions in this newsletter, The Cue Sheet

J.C. Reid looks back on a decade of craft barbecue

Raleigh News & Observer food writer Drew Jackson predicts Raleigh will become a barbecue capital this year

And since the above article, another Raleigh barbecue joint named Friendship Barbecue has been announced (although it will have a different approach)

The Kevin’s BBQ Joints podcast is teasing a big announcement later in January; subscribe on YouTube and stay tuned

Congrats to Stamey’s on 90 years!