Linkdown: 8/26/20

Who really deserves credit for american barbecue? The Huffington Post takes a look at the origins and has a primer on the major regional styles.

Bargarita is a new restaurant in Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood that puts a “bbq twist on Tex-Mex”; I’ll be checking out soon to see what the situation is and if/how they’ve bastardized the former location of my beloved Solstice Tavern

The documentary “Barbecue” has ended its run on Netflix (read our Film Club post on it here) but it can still be viewed for free at Tubi

The Charleston City Paper previews Rodney Scott on the upcoming “Chef’s Table: BBQ”

John Brown Smokehouse will be moving, according to NYC BBQ; as a side note I shared a good meal with Sean of NYC BBQ at the Long Island City location in February

Ray Lampe (aka Dr. BBQ) will host a virtual lesson on barbecue on Thursday night

The more you know (about brisket), pt 1

The more you know (about brisket), pt 2

Linkdown: 12/11/19

Monk: In a truly tragic and senseless act of violence, Scott Brooks, co-owner of Brooks Sandwich House in Charlotte, was killed early morning on Monday, 12/9 while he was opening the store for the day. In addition to being a thoroughly family-run restaurant (along with his twin brother David as well his niece Lauren), Brooks Sandwich House (opened in 1973 by his father C.T.) is an institution in Charlotte, a city of relatively few food institutions. While they are the place to find arguably the best burger in Charlotte, Scott along with his twin brother David should also be applauded for donating family land the city of Charlotte to help with its affordable housing crisis. Scott will truly be missed, and my thoughts are with the Brooks family.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help cover the family’s funeral expenses if you are so inclined; read the sweet words from his niece who also worked at the store below

Charlotte-based food writer Kathleen Purvis with a profound piece on the loss of Scott and what it means for Charlotte

Kathleen also attended the candlelight vigil Tuesday night in the rain

Along with hundreds more

Charlotte Five remembered Scott by revisiting their post from a series on siblings in Charlotte food from earlier this year

Other Charlotte folks weighed in as well

City Council member Braxton Winston spent time in Monday night’s meeting mourning the loss of Brooks but was unfortunately rudely interrupted by fellow councilman Ed Driggs

The Southern Foodway Alliance mourned the loss of Scott with the reposting of their short film profiling the restaurant, which is definitely worth a view