More on Wyatt’s Barbecue, coming to downtown Raleigh in late 2020
Pork belly burnt ends were first served at Fort Worth’s Heim BBQ, writes Texas Monthly BBQ Editor Daniel Vaughn
Photographer Kelly Yandell has some photos from the TMBBQ Festival earlier this month
Wood’s Chapel BBQ makes Thrillist Atlanta’s list of Best New Restaurants of 2019
Doug Saul’s BBQ and Seafood in Nashville, NC has temporarily closed due to salmonella, the first such incident in its 42 years
Boulevard Barbeque is coming to Morganton later this year or early next year, and will be smoking all the meats on a gas-assisted Old Hickory
New Zion Church BBQ in Huntsville, TX has closed after 53 years
Just gonna leave this here:
Stephen Colbert donated $412,000 to NC hurricane aid relief for Hurricane Florence: “We all hope this will help the Carolinas recover from the disastrous weather of last fall”
The next TMBBQ Top 50 won’t be until 2021 but at the halfway point there’s this from Daniel Vaughn; Texas Monthly is now behind a paywall so don’t be surprised if you aren’t able to access
Pinehurst Brewing Co. hired away a former head brewer at Heist Brewery in Charlotte and is smoking pulled pork, brisket, and smoked chicken on site
Rodney Scott in a brief chat explains his philosophy
Ice Cube said, “Today was a good day.” You upped the ante and said, “Every day is a good day.” Can you please expound on that philosophy?
This is my personal belief to start off every day with a positive attitude. You made it through the day before, and now you have another chance to do great things. This applies to both my craft as a pitmaster and for my life as well. It helps me ignore any negativity and overcome the times when things get tough. I think to myself: “This isn’t a bad day. This is just a challenging part of a good day.” It also gives me the confidence to not take my time for granted and embrace learning new things.
Congrats to Midwood Smokehouse on their Charlotte Magazine BOB win
Sam Jones was mistaken for a car thief in Florida earlier this month
Jones Bar-B-Q and its sister pitmasters received the Queer Eye bump earlier this year and its brought business, fame, and love
Downtown Richmond is getting a new barbecue joint on Broad Street called Fatty Smokes
– Smoked turkeys are available in Charlotte from Midwood Smokehouse and Sweet Lew’s BBQ
– Over 300 people have reported being sick from the annual Poplar Tent Presbyterian Church BBQ in Kannapolis, which has been going on from over 70 years
– The NC State Barbecue Championship will now be held at the Blue Ridge Theater in West Jefferson next August
– This latest (and last) season of House of Cards featured barbecue from The Federalist Pig in DC
One day about six months ago, when the sixth and final season of “House of Cards” was filming on a set outside of Baltimore, two fictional men discussed a plate of real pork ribs. “They’re from a place called Federalist Pig,” one character says to another, adding, “I’ve been told it’s the next best thing to Freddy’s.”
– A report from last weekend’s TMBBQ Festival in Austin
– Future idea:
– Newsday has a solid list of good barbecue in cities across North Carolina worth a “barbecue pilgrimage”
Although there’s fantastic barbecue found throughout the state, you don’t have to leave the state’s biggest cities for an unforgettable down-home barbecue meal. Instead, loosen your belt at any of these must-visit restaurants for a quintessential North Carolina experience.
– On their list of best Charlotte barbecue restaurants, Charlotte Agenda predictably got some feedback
– Speaking of Texas barbecue…
– Food and Wine explores the Atlanta barbecue scene including some Barbecue Bros faves
– Greenville, NC native Bob Garner began a regular column for the Greenville Daily Reflector on Sunday in which he might occasionally touch on barbecue
I love to listen as people get downright misty-eyed about food. For me, it’s about rural landscape and seasons, community sense, celebration of finished tasks and observing solemn events.
Twitter user @KevinsBBQJoints (Kevin Kelly) has been interviewing various barbecue personalities and posting videos for the past half-year, but I just stumbled upon his YouTube page. Here’s his video interview of Daniel Vaughn, but he’s got many more with Jess Pryles, Nick Solares, Amy Mills, J.C. Reid, and more.
My interview with Texas Monthly Magazine Barbecue Editor Daniel Vaughn discussing a variety of topics including how he got into BBQ, why he started his blog Full Custom Gospel BBQ, how he landed a book deal with Anthony Bourdain’s imprint Ecco Press, how he got his job as Barbecue Editor, his favorite BBQ books, favorite BBQ joints and more.
– A couple of barbecue restaurants make Charlotte Agenda’s Top 50 Charlotte Restaurant rankings, Midwood Smokehouse (#20) and Seoul Food Meat Co (#46)
– Raleigh recently got a new barbecue joint on Glenwood South, Southern Charred
– The barbecue circle of life: JB’s Smokeshack on John’s Island outside of Charleston has been put up for sale after 16 years in business
– A barbecue restaurant makes New Orlean’s top 5 new restaurants of 2017, according to Nola.com
– National Nachos Day may have passed on Monday already, but you can always get the Nachos Libre at Midwood Smokehouse
What to expect: A beast portion of tortilla chips that are topped with diced tomatoes, black beans, smoked corn, cilantro, cheddar, diced jalapenos, queso and a heavy drizzle of spicy habanero sauce with lime sour cream.
– TMBBQ Fest was this past weekend
– Helen’s Bar-B-Q makes a big impression on Marie, Let’s Eat!
– They also quite liked Papa KayJoe’s BBQ in Centerville, TN though they are currently operating with a different smoker due to a fire
– National Geographic’s list of best barbecue in America runs through a few options in several barbecue locales
– From 2013, Relish Magazine has their own list of the 10 best barbecue restaurant that was clearly tweeted out for Memorial Day
– Honorable mentions for the TMBBQ Top 50 inclues the meats, desserts, and atmosphere that didn’t quite make the list
– Jim N’ Nick’s has opened in Mount Pleasant
– Sauceman’s has expanded both its building and its hours and Charlotte Agenda has the details on that as well as their grand reopening this Friday that will feature two whole hogs
– While the NCAA investigation of UNC reaches its 7th year, there’s at least this:
– The 2017 TMBBQ Top 50 is here and Snow’s overtakes Franklin in the number one spot
– The Smoking Ho was a lucky contributor to the list and wrote a little about his experience
– JC Reid of the Houston Chronicle has some thoughts on the list as well
– Not to be outdone, the top 10 barbecue restaurants in New Orleans
– La Barbecue’s trailer could be set up in Los Angeles by September after moving to their permanent Austin location
– Midwood Smokehouse and Seoul Food both have some of the best fried dishes in Charlotte
– Congrats to Mac’s Speed Shop for winning second place in whole hog at Memphis at May this past weekend
– I’m composing this from my iPhone but some photos from my vacation thus far
The full episode of Anthony Bourdain visiting Austin durnig SXSW from season 8 of his show “No Reservations” a few years back. The visit to Franklin Barbecue with Daniel Vaughn of TMBBQ (aka BBQ Snob) – whose book “The Prophets of Smoked Meat” is on Bourdain’s book imprint – begins at 7:13.
– Sneak peek of Scott’s Bar-B-Que second outpost opening in Charleston
– More on B’s Cracklin’ Barbeque opening their second location in Atlanta
– The Drawn Cutlass reviewed the recently-opened Midwood Smokeshack in Matthews a few days after it opened
– EDIA Maps is curating The Great NC BBQ & Brewery Tour October 1-16
– The origins of the Weber Grill from Smithsonian
– Daniel Vaughn of TMBBQ on The New Carolina Barbecue that includes Sam Jones BBQ, Picnic, Buxton Hall Barbecue, and Old Etowah Smokehouse
– Is “barbecue” for squares?