Monk: Tales from the Pits reflects back on 6 years and nearly 200 episodes of podcasts. Taking a break from their usual interview format, this pod is more of a behind-the-scenes look at the sausage making of the show, from its inception in 2017 where the guys felt like they had to crank out episodes on a weekly basis and its evolution towards its current season format where episodes are more thoughtful. Along the way, they discuss the barbecue road trips, joints, and experiences that shaped them and the show.
Congrats to Andrew and Bryan!
Description: As we approach our 200th episode we take a look back at the memorable guests, episodes and experiences from the first six years of the podcast. Take a stroll down memory lane as we reflect on our time documenting the barbecue world. Thank you for all of the support for so many years and let’s all keep supporting barbecue!
Monk: Catching up on old podcasts I missed from last year, I finally listened to this discussion between Christopher Prieto and the Tales from the Pits guys at Prime BBQ in Knightdale. It covers some similar ground to Prieto’s appearance on Kevin’s BBQ Pits in 2021 but is still a good conversation on his barbecue origin story as well as Prime’s menu nonetheless.
Description: Christopher Prieto, aka The Barbecue Nerd, has had one of the more unique journeys through the barbecue world that you’re likely to find. From his storied competition cooking career to his work with veterans and opening his first restaurant, Christopher’s story of faith, determination and service is an inspiring one.
If you’re anywhere near the Raleigh, North Carolina area, Prime BBQ is a must stop for Christopher’s menu of inspired barbecue meats and sides.
Monk: John Tanner has broken into the medium of podcasts having recently joined the AdventuRetired podcast to discuss his barbecue hobby. Definitely worth a listen if you’re as big a fan of John’s barbecue blogging as we are.
Description: John Tanner has a delicious retirement hobby! One so amazing that you just might find Curt hitching a ride to Washington D.C. just to sample it! John Tanner is THE expert of BBQ. This episode tells how he plans each BBQ trip and how BBQ differs everywhere he travels. This retired law professor/attorney has what it takes to be an expert at his craft. What is better than some savory BBQ and tasty sides while visiting new BBQ joints all over the United States? Not much if you as us! Hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did…and honey get the car started…I’m hungry!
Monk: While the Tales from the Pits guys were in Charleston in early March, they recorded a podcast interview with Robert Moss, who lives in Mount Pleasant. In it, they nerd out a little on barbecue history, discuss among other things the Holy Smokes Barbecue Festival, and Robert also gives a few under the radar barbecue recommendations for South Carolina, North Carolina, and Texas.
Description: We were thrilled to have the chance to sit down with Robert F. Moss during our recent trip to South Carolina for the Charleston Wine + Food Festival. Robert is a wealth of culinary knowledge and the research he’s done on barbecue history is second to none. Born and raised in South Carolina, Robert is an accomplished author who has had several books published on Barbecue, spirits, and other facets of culinary history. He’s an absolute wealth of information and in this episode we discussed topics ranging from modern barbecue, historical barbecue, and Robert’s daunting task of composing Southern Living’s 50 Best Barbecue Places in the South list.
Tune in to hear some great stories on barbecue history and be sure to pick up Robert’s incredible books. Go to his website to sign up for his ‘Cue Sheet newsletter.
Robert F. Moss Twitter: mossr Instagram: robertfmoss Website: robertfmoss.com
Thank you to Charleston Wine + Food for helping to facilitate our recordings during this trip Website: charlestonwineandfood.com
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