Linkdown: 7/27/20

“Black Smoke” by James Beard Award-winning “Soul Food Scholar” Adrian Miller is officially a go for Spring 2021. Very excited to read this next year.

A short interview with Derrick Walker of Smoke-A-Holics BBQ on “Tex-Soul” and being a black pitmaster

This year’s Barbecue Festival has been canceled, which should surprise no one

John Tanner’s Barbecue Blog stops by a few eastern NC barbecue restaurants on his way to the beach: Boss Hog’s Backyard Barbecue in Washington, Stephenson’s in Willow Spring, Marty’s in Wilson, the rebooted Wilber’s in Goldsboro, and Southern Smoke in Garland:

City Limits Barbeque gets a shout out in this feature on Columbia

22% of Americans say Texas style is their favorite regional style of barbecue, according to a recent HuffPost/YouGov poll

Steven Raichlen has some tips for barbecued ribs, which he calls”barbecue at its most primal and unadorned”, in the New York Times

The “Ultimate Guide to Barbecue,” from The Wall Street Journal

Pig Beach is heading south, but not just for the winter; it plans to open a Florida location in West Palm Beach by the end of the year

“Carolina-style” BBQ cauliflower? C’mon man…

Linkdown: 1/3/18

– Sadly, a man was shot to death in the parking lot of BBQ Joe’s in Trinity outside of High Point, NC shortly before Christmas

– Adam Perry Lang’s APL will be more steakhouse than barbecue restaurant

Barbecue fans will want to come by for grab-and-go lunch.

APL’s dining room won’t be open for lunch, but Lang will offer to-go barbecue sandwiches out of a 70-square-foot space that used to be a one-chair barbershop.

“It’s going to be almost like a New York-style pizza window,” Lang says of his grab-and-go lunch set-up.

– The Shanghai (not China) Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Christmas fundraiser to supplement their budget

– Seasoned Review continues on the NC BBQ Trail at Stephenson’s Bar-B-Q in Willow Spring and finds it to be well worth the trek

– I’m on board!


Linkdown: 1/29/14

– Dispatches from Rodney Scott’s latest tour stops in Atlanta, Nashville, and Oxford (photo below) and a preview of New Orleans (which has been moved to tomorrow)

– The naming rights for grills in to Rodney Scott’s to-be built smokehouse are available for $5,000

– Aaron Franklin is getting his own tv show which will begin airing in 2015

– TMBBQ’s history of smoked brisket

– February’s featured barbecue restaurant in Our State magazine is McCall’s Bar-B-Que in Goldsboro

– And January’s Carolina ‘Cue restaurant was Stephenson’s Barbecue in Willow Spring, NC

“A lot of people say whole hog is the only kind of barbecue, but people nowadays want leaner meat,” Andy says. “Also, it cuts down on the grease in the pit. Ain’t nothing so nasty as a pig fire.”

– In case you missed it, True ‘Cue has been redesigned and has an updated list of NC restaurants cooking barbecue the right way; we are definitely digging this project