– Operation BBQ Relief has made its way to Wilmington and Fayetteville in the aftermath of Florence
– Sounds alright to me!
– The Takeout stumbles upon the fabled “short, fast-moving line at Franklin Barbecue phenomenon
– Midwood Smokehouse is a Charlotte restaurant that has expanded to the ‘burbs
– Chef Ford Fry picks three barbecue restaurants in Atlanta – Fox Bros BBQ, Das BBQ, and Community Q
– Catch replays of the first show of “TrueSouth” from John T. Edge and Wright Thompson all this week on SEC Network
– TrueSouth even brought up Rodney Scott last week to Bristol to treat ESPN to a pig pickin tailgate
– A promising new barbecue joint has opened up in Manteo on the Outer Banks, Carolina Bar-B-Que Company
Behind the smokehouse, owner Mike Weaver raises an axe in an arc over his shoulders. The blade comes down sure and fast and cleaves a broad section of pecan trunk in two. This is barbecue at its most basic level, starting with the wood. Weaver is in his element, living his dream, but it was a long time in the making.
– Virginia is still at it:
– The story of how a Benson, NC man went from a NC State Barbecue Camp to a state whole hog champion in about 18 months
– The Greenville-Pitt Community Visitor’s Bureau continues to advertise the Pitt County Brew and ‘Cue Trail
– Wisconsin-style barbecue? Really?
“It’s going to be tangy with a little bit of sweet, but not mustard tangy, not Carolina barbecue,” Stahl said. “I focus on my rub. I use European spices that reflect my Czech and eastern European heritage. I personally don’t like sauce on my barbecue. I put a lot of work into the smoke and rub, so I don’t think it needs that much sauce.”
– Franklin Barbecue remains in Bill Addison’s 38 Essential Restaurants in America
– Great story on Stan Hays, the man behind Operation BBQ Relief
– Good use of Twitter’s new 280 character limit or great use?
– RIP to the original Riverside location of 12 Bones; it is survived by the Arden location and a new Riverside location down the street coming in January 2018
– Operation BBQ Relief has been helping out for weeks for Harvey and is now live for Irma
– I’ve never been here but its unfortunate when a joint open this long closes: Lewis’ Barbecue (not to be confused with the Texas joint in Charleston by John Lewis), a 70 year old barbecue restaurant in Clinton has closed
– Shots fired at NC barbecue from a San Antonio journalist
Several years ago, a free afternoon during a work-related trip to North Carolina called for an obvious mission: Seek out the finest examples of the barbecue the locals hailed as the world’s best, and gorge accordingly.
But upon completion of this task, which unfortunately involved the ingestion of sad piles of shredded pork doused in a sauce consisting primarily of vinegar, one question lingered over the entire experience.
How can a state love something so much and yet still be so bad at it?
– Per Stacy Franklin, Franklin Barbecue is “hoping to open in the next two weeks” from a Texas BBQ Posse post from 9/7
– More Texas: Goode Co. BBQ in Houston (a joint that helped influence the Charlotte restaurant Midwood Smokehouse) celebrated 40 years of being open recently
– Matthew Odam recently unearthed a series of barbecue reviews from 1978 from recently passed Austin columnist John Kelso
– Always good to refresh the ol’ knowledge tank