Five for Friday: Five Cool Things I Saw This Week

It’s been way too long since I’ve done a Five for Friday.  So let’s get going!  Here are five things that may interest you:

  • If you’re going to be in Dallas, TX this weekend, you may want to check out Dia de los Puercos on Sunday afternoon.  Sam Jones of Skylight Inn is bringing whole hog to beef country!
  • Need a gift to send to that NC BBQ lover?  Why not send them a North Carolina Barbecue Box from N.C. Made!?
  • While this wasn’t from this week (it was from a month ago, in fact), here’s a very good op-ed piece from Daniel Vaughn at Texas Monthly about why Wendy’s “BBQ pulled pork” sandwich is making kittens cry.
  • While I was judging at the Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship, Monk from the Barbecue Bros. was out and about at the festival.  Check out the pics!
  • And finally, it’s not BBQ-related (sort of), but this may have been the best picture from the 2014 World Series…


  • Barbecue Bros

    Thanks for the link! Hate that we weren’t around after judging wrapped up at Q-City but hope to run into you one of these days.

    • Come out to Hog Happnin’ in Shelby this weekend. It’s at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds. One of the best KCBS contests of the year!

  • Appreciate the return of Five for Friday, Wayne! It’s nice to have new leads on great reads.


    Thanks so much for the shout-out, Wayne! Really appreciate it!