After taking the summer off to recap Food Network’s BBQ Brawl, we’re back with our weekly rundown of barbecue news. We start by first celebrating the fantastic folks over at Bar-B-Q King in Lincolnton, who we featured on the blog earlier this week ahead of their big 50th anniversary coming up September 1.
At the risk of repeating myself, its fantastic to be celebrating a milestone in longevity as opposed to mourning the closing of yet another classic NC barbecue joint, which Kathleen Purvis so eloquently did in a story for Garden & Gun in 2019 (third link). Let’s hope it continues to be more of the former and less of the latter.
The Charlotte Observer covers Bar-B-Q King’s upcoming 50th anniversary
…as does WBTV who had owners Steve and Keith on TV
..which is a nice contrast from this story from Kathleen Purvis originally from 2 years ago
Buxton Hall Barbecue reopened last week with brisket on the menu (but thankfully keeping whole hog on as well)
Southern Smoke BBQ is collaborating with Wilmington’s Flying Machine Brewing Company on an upcoming beer
Mac’s Speed Shop is expanding to Fort Mill
Cheerwine has some thoughts
After founder Jim Early’s passing earlier this year, the North Carolina Barbecue Society plans to keep things moving
Congrats to Fox Bros Bar-B-Q on 14 years!
Jiyeon Lee of Heirloom Market BBQ discusses their Korean-influenced sides
John Tanner checks in at The Federalist Pig in DC, whose upcoming Hyattsville location will smoke with all wood
Both Martin’s and Peg Leg Porker make this diary of Nick Solares
Eddie Jackson describes Flay as a “mentor” and “great friend” after working with him on BBQ Brawl
Speaking of BBQ Brawl, ICYMI from last week