Jordan Jackson, formerly of Bodacious Bar-B-Q in Longview, has resurfaced at Franklin Barbecue after a stint in rehab. Shortly after Bodacious Bar-B-Q was named the #4 barbecue restaurant in the last Texas Monthly top 50 list from 2017, Jackson disappeared and left both the restaurant and his protégé Bryan Bingham behind in reasons related to drugs and alcohol. This is a wonderfully reported story from Daniel Vaughn on the restaurant and people he left behind in Longview. Well worth your time.
Jon G’s gets a nice write up from AndrewLoves_
Charlotte Agenda has a local Charlotte gift guide, including barbecue rub from Midwood Smokehouse
A couple of barbecue-related items make WRAL Out and About’s NC foodie gift guide
Happy 4th Anniversary to the NC F&B Podcast who has interviewed lots of great NC barbecue personalities
Chipotle gets in on the brisket trend
John Tanner’s Barbecue Blog gets in on the recent Georgia barbecue action
More Georgia barbecue
House Park Bar-B-Que was damaged by a fire early Tuesday morning but hopes to rebuild
Everything bagel chicken wings? Everything bagel chicken wings.
Colder temps call for chicken mull
Thanks for the shout out, Dan Williams! He cited our site in an interview on the Lang BBQ Smokers Blog.
DW: There are some millennials like me that seem to really care about these things, including some chefs opening bbq restaurants that care about continuing a regional bbq tradition, like Buxton Hall in Asheville. Organizations like the Southern Foodways Alliance are also trying to document what’s important about bbq in all of these various regions and profiling the key restaurant players in those places in the south. One of my favorite blogs, BarbecueBros.co, is run by some young guys who are just friends and like to write about regional bbq traditions and restaurants, particularly in the Carolinas which, in my view, is where we should start when talking about pork bbq.