Monk: Two decades ago, Anthony Bourdain and his production team reached out to Ed Mitchell at The Pit in Raleigh to talk about getting on season 2 of his show “A Cook’s Tour.” The only issue was that it was in the middle of a lunch rush. So, Ed Mitchell being a man of the people, he told him to call back because he was busy.
Forbes contributor Leslie Kelly recently caught up with Ed Mitchell and his son Ryan in light of his recent induction into the American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame earlier this year. In addition to his True Made brand of barbecue sauces, he’s got a book coming in 2023 along with (hopefully) his much-delayed brick and mortar barbecue restaurant in Raleigh, The Preserve BBQ.
Shepard Barbecue will be on this Friday’s episode of Diner, Drive-In’s, and Dives airing at 9pm on Food Network
More on Phar Mill Brewing & BBQ’s expansion into Concord
Philly Bite Magazine (huh?) weighs in on NC barbecue with a half decent list
John Tanner’s been making the rounds again, this time in the heartland of the country.
First up, he meets up with BBQ Tourist (and friend of the blog) Ryan Cooper at Porky Butts in Omaha, Nebraska for a platter of some Kansas City barbecue
…he hits up the Boxer Q food truck in Topeka, Kansas for a pork sandwich after a 10k walk
…he visits Chef J BBQ in Kansas City, Missouri for some wonderful by recommendation of Ryan
…back in Maryland, he enjoys Chicago-style rib tips and ribs at Uncle D’s Grill
…finally, he tries out Due South BBQ in Christianburg, Virginia for a pork sammie and the ever-rare side of hushpuppies (in Virginia, at least)