– A pretty extensive rundown of the BBQ Year in Review, courtesy of Robert F. Moss
– Much like Cleveland before it, New Orleans is searching for a barbecue style of its own
“The history of barbecue in New Orleans sort of parallels the relationship between New Orleans and the South,” says author Lolis Eric Elie. “We are Southern, geographically, but in terms of culture, our Southernness is rightly questioned.” In 1994, when he and photographer Frank Stewart were conducting research for their book Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country, neither his hometown of New Orleans nor anywhere else in Louisiana was included.
– South Carolina pitmaster/engineer Howard Conyers is doing a South Carolina whole hog at an event near Shreveport, Louisiana on January 29
– TMBBQ ranks all of the Texas barbecue sides, and they like a vinegar cole slaw as much as folks in Western North Carolina do with our barbecue slaw
– Speaking of Texas sides
– Check out The NC BBQ Map’s Top 5 Most Adventurous Charlotte BBQ Restaurants on Charlotte on the Cheap; we even lent them our photo of 10 Park Lanes to use!
Ask a North Carolinian about their favorite BBQ, and you’re likely to incite a great debate. Everyone knows exactly where to find the “best” BBQ, and The Great NC BBQ Map will help you track down your favorite style around the state. But we believe that even the most ordinary things can be turned into an adventure with just the tiniest shift of perspective. Above all, that was the goal of our map. These top five highlight some of Charlotte’s most unique BBQ joints and are a reminder of our motto: “Every Day Is an Adventure.” #EDIA
– Snooks BBQ has reopened in Davie County as of last Thursday; its hours are 11-7 Thursday through Saturday
– Q 4 Fun reviews 521 BBQ and Grill’s Tega Cay location
– Garden and Gun Magazine check out Hite’s Bar-B-Que in West Columbia, SC in their latest issue
– Robert Moss goes even deeper on chicken mull
– Also from Moss, slaw or pickles: who ya got?!?! – there’s even a poll for you to weigh in
– Rep. Robert Pittenger paid off his Panthers playoff bet with Washington state representatives with barbecue from Mac’s Speed Shop in Charlotte
– Our State checks in at Grady’s this month