Category Archives: Restaurants

Checking Out Bobbee-O’s BBQ in Charlotte, NC

As you may recall a couple of weeks ago, I got to meet up with my good friend and fellow BBQ blogger Wilfred Reinke as he was travelling through NC on his way to FL.  Today I got to meet up with him again for lunch.  As he had a long drive ahead of him today, I decided to meet him at this BBQ joint in north Charlotte so that he could at least shave a few miles off of his trip today.  We met at Bobbee-O’s BBQ. Continue reading

Gettin’ My Q on at Queen City Q

BBQ in Charlotte?  That used to be the punchline to many a joke.  Nowadays, however, BBQ is becoming more and more relevant here in the Queen City.  So when I learned that my good friend Wilfred Reinke was coming through Charlotte, I intended to take him to one of the restaurants.  Like all good plans, they change.  The idea popped in my head for us to check out the newest BBQ restaurant in Charlotte — Queen City Q – and do a dual review.  I asked another one of my good friends Steve Gibbs if he’d like to join us, and all of a sudden it became a three-headed review!  Steve has already posted his review here, so please go and check it out!  This is my take on Queen City Q… Continue reading

Checking Out The Kickin’ Pig in Rock Hill, SC

Last weekend I went to check out the hog butchering day at Historic Brattonsville (which was a completely fascinating experience).  On my way there, I passed what looked to be a hole-in-the-wall BBQ joint.  I made note of it. Then on my way back I decided to pull in and check it out.  This is The Kickin’ Pig. Continue reading

Guest Post: Sam Dog BBQ Visits Southern Soul Barbeque

As a writer, sometimes you plan and plan and plan for long periods of time on an idea that you want to put down on paper (or blog, as this case may be). And sometimes, ideas just come up all of a sudden. So when I saw my good friend Greg Talley (the brains behind Sam Dog BBQ) post pictures from Southern Soul Barbeque, I asked him if he would be willing to write a review on it.  Even though it was a very last-minute thing, he was gracious enough to do so.  Check out Greg’s review!

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Review: Leatha’s Bar-B-Que Inn — Hattiesburg, MS

Last week I went to visit my parents in south Mississippi.  Before my trip, I asked  around for recommendations on a must-visit BBQ place.  Almost everyone said Leatha’s.  Now it’s very rare that I get such a unanimous response to a question, so I just had to check it out! Continue reading

Review: Dead End BBQ, Knoxville, TN

For our return trip from Lynchburg, Jay Prince and I ended up travelling through Knoxville, TN.  Naturally, I sent out a tweet asking if anyone had any recommendations for good BBQ in Knoxville.  Within 5 minutes or so, I got a response giving me a place to try out.  So we made a beeline for Dead End BBQ in Knoxville, TN.

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Review: Kyle Fletcher’s BBQ — Gastonia, NC

Last weekend after work, I hopped on I-85 heading towards the mountains of western North Carolina to judge in Franklin, NC.  I couldn’t for the life of me decide where I should stop for dinner.  One of my co-workers mentioned that I should try Kyle Fletcher’s BBQ in Gastonia, NC.  Sure, why not?

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Review: 521 BBQ & Grill — Indian Land, SC

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I was out and about on a Saturday in the southern part of Charlotte, NC.  I realized that I was within striking distance of a BBQ joint that I had not tried yet.  So at the recommendation of my friend Steve Gibbs, I decided to stop in at 521 BBQ & Grill in Indian Land, SC.

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Review: Hubba Hubba Smokehouse — Flat Rock, NC

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One of my favorite blogs to follow is Kevin’s BBQ Joints.  Earlier this year, I was reading a blog post talking about the favorite BBQ joints of Amy Mills Tunnicliffe.  When I saw Hubba Hubba Smokehouse in Flat Rock, NC mentioned, my first thought was, “Hey, that’s close to my in-laws!”  Well this past weekend, my father-in-law and I decided to give it a shot.

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Review: Jake’s Good Eats — Charlotte, NC

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As far as restaurants go, this is a departure from the typical restaurant that I would review on here.  However, after seeing Jake’s Good Eats featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and  Dives”, I knew I would have to check it out (especially since it’s located within a 10 minute drive of my house).  After months of mentioning it to my wife, I finally convinced her to go to dinner there last night.

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