It’s been a while since I’ve taken the time to sit down and do a BBQ restaurant review. It’s not that I haven’t eaten at any BBQ joints. On the contrary, I’ve eaten at my fair share of them over the last few months. I confess that I’ve been lazy and just haven’t taken the time to write them down. It all works out in the end, however… I can roll them all into one great big epic post!
When I was at Memphis in May last year, a group of us had lunch at Memphis Barbecue Co. in Horn Lake, MS just before I had to fly back to NC. I was very impressed with the quality of food there. Imagine my excitement when I find out that world champion BBQ pitmasters Melissa Cookston and John Wheeler decide to open a location here in North Carolina. There was one slight problem – the new location is in Fayetteville, about 2 hours and 40 minutes away from me. This past weekend, my wife bribed me with a trip to Memphis Barbecue Co. in Fayetteville if I tagged along with her to some yarn & fiber shops. Lesson here: feed me, and I’ll do pretty much anything you want. So let’s check out Memphis Barbecue Co.!
I’m going to approach this restaurant review a little different. A lot of times I will go on and on and on into great elaborate detail about a restaurant. This one, however, I will keep short and sweet. Because, quite frankly, pictures speak more than words…
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 “Gettin’ My Q on at Queen City Q”
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 “Checking Out The Kickin’ Pig in Rock Hill, SC”
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!
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: Leatha’s Bar-B-Que Inn — Hattiesburg, MS”
I have never been to Austin, TX. So when I was asked to review Barbecue Lovers Guide to Austin, I viewed this as a unique challenge. I’ve heard of many legendary joints in that area, so it would be interested to see how this book would go about presenting each of the destinations. Want to know more? Read on…
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.
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?