Monk: Buxton Hall Barbecue has officially announced that it will close on November 22nd, 8 years after bringing whole hog to Asheville. In my latest for The Smoke Sheet published last week, I recap the history of Buxton Hall Barbecue and what its closing means to the state of new school North Carolina whole hog barbecue.
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Previously on Buxton Hall Barbecue here at Barbecue Bros:
Monk: Is the Texas barbecue bubble about to burst? Daniel Vaughn reports slowdowns at a few barbecue joints in Texas due in part to the sheer number of joints that have opened in recent years, the intense heat wave that rocked Texas over the summer, and the skyrocketing price of brisket.
As a result, joints are struggling to make the economics work and are trying to lure casual customers in with lower cost items or specials.
From an outsider’s perspective it does seem as if the growth was unsustainable but despite that, Vaughn lists his reasons why he thinks the barbecue bubble isn’t quite yet about to burst. A fascinating read.
GGCC Smokehouse, an all-wood smoked barbecue food truck, is in the final four of the CharlotteFive Reader’s Choice Poll
The Lexington Barbecue Festival is featured in CLTure’s fall festival guide
Don’t forget you can take the train to the Barbecue Festival
I wonder if you will see any of these shirts at the festival…
A short video on Cook Out on Insider Food
Smoked chicken and dumplings at Pik N Pig
ICYMI, The Smoke Sheet recently profiled Morris Barbeque in Hookerton
Congrats to Chef J BBQ for being named #1 barbecue in Kansas City; that’s high praise!
Zavala’s Barbecue is voted best brisket in Dallas
The town of Spring is home to Corkscrew BBQ
Also ICYMI, John Tanner dropped his best barbecue places in DC list
Monk: As a result of some severe storms in the Charlotte area last week, a 900 pound longhorn bull got loose in west Charlotte and ran free for 4 days.
It would re-emerge once a day or so but no one was ever able to pin it down. It quickly soared to the top of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD’s most wanted (animals) list.
it wasn’t until the fourth day that the bull was found and euthanized by a hunter hired by the owner. No word on whether any barbecue was able to be made as a result.
Rest in Power, Runaway West Charlotte Longhorn Bull of 2023.
Midwood Smokehouse is the only barbecue restaurant in the CharlotteFive’s Reader’s Choice Poll for tacos
NC-based Cheerwine is now available at 4 Rivers Smokehouse restaurants across Florida
Speedy’s is back from vacation
Have you tried livermush before? This NC delicacy is not barbecue but is made from pig: “they ground pig’s liver and head meat and mixed it with cornmeal, salt, pepper, and sage to form something akin to a caseless sausage”
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John Tanner checks out Big Bad W Pit BBQ in Stafford, VA
Plus, is ZZQ the best brisket east of Texas?
POV: How to navigate City Limits Q’s queue (or is it que?)
Dispatch from an epic taco road trip from the Tales from the Pits guys
Tacos for the Cause this week at Fox Bros Bar-B-Q
J.C. Reid’s latest column is on beef brands
This year’s Pig Island NYC is September 9
ICYMI, this week’s episode of “BBQ USA” featured the Jeff Michner benefit at Pig Beach
Monk: A beautiful ode to B’s Barbecue from a NC-born California-resident in search of the elusive ribs. They sell out early (and I mean really early) so you’ve either got to get there at 6am or have a good friend willing to do the same. Will she get those ribs? Check the story to find out.
Last week’s issue of The Smoke Sheet featured 10 of the best Eastern NC barbecue joints from friend of the blog John Tanner
Jon G’s will be at Vaulted Oak today
Noble Smoke makes Axios Charlotte’s 25 best restaurants in Charlotte right now at #25
Looks like Red Bridges Barbecue is getting in on the #woodpilewednesday action
Ahead of opening a brick and mortar, LeRoy and Lewis are selling their food truck
Texas Monthly visits Blake Stoker’s Blake’s at Southern Milling in Martin, TN
The latest John Tanner barbecue stop is in Smokehouse Barbecue Shack, Mechanicsville, Maryland
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