Barbecue Tourism Is A Real Thing: Here's The 2014 Competition Calendar

From Memphis In May to the Island of Staten
Jan 6, 2014 10:00 am

A true barbecue fan is willing and eager to hit the road in search of the good stuff. Now, with competitions heating up around the country, and even across the pond, there are plenty of opportunities to see the world while tasting the smokiest, tastiest 'cue you've ever had. Here's our guide to the barbecue contests of 2014, from Kansas City to NYC, Bentonville to Belgium.

Southern Living Names The 5 Best New Restaurants In The South

Reps from five states, all with different cuisines
Aug 28, 2013 9:00 am
Photo: Robbie Caponetto

Five states. Five different cuisines. Southern Living just released its list of the best five new restaurants in the South. Read on.

The Mississippi Delta: Where To Eat In Greenville, Greenwood And Indianola

Fried fish, barbecue and Sicilian fare
Jun 26, 2013 8:02 am

Sure, you’re familiar with Nashville and Atlanta. But what about the smaller southern cities packing just as much flavor? In The Hidden South, Chris Chamberlain takes a look at a region of the South that is most certainly worth traveling to for the food. Up next, the Mississippi Delta.

Grilling God: Wally Joe

Memphis chef knows his backyard ‘cue
May 8, 2013 8:03 am

May is Grilling Month at Food Republic, where we are offering pro tips from chefs and other well-known grilling gods. Up next, Memphis chef Wally Joe.

Mastering Whole Hog Cookery At The Southern Foodways Symposium

Alton Brown speaks, Sam Jones and Rodney Scott cook
Nov 15, 2012 12:01 pm

The theme of the 15th Annual Southern Foodways Symposium was “Barbecue: An Exploration of Pitmaster, Places, Smoke, and Sauces" so it's no surprise that whole hog was on the menu. Noted smoker chefs were in attendance to show off their pit prowess, including Rodney Scott of Scott's Pit Cook Bar-B-Que in Hemingway, SC and Sam Jones from the Skylight Inn in Ayden, NC, while Alton Brown was the featured speaker. Read on for a full recap.

A Year Of Barbecue: Memphis

City's got soul, and a crazed devotion to ‘cue
Sep 25, 2012 9:31 am

If you ask a barbecue enthusiast to name the best cities for smoked meat in the country, you're liable to hear a lot of different responses: St. Louis, Kansas City, Lexington, NC and Austin all come to mind. But if they don't mention Memphis, TN in their top three, you can pretty much chalk them up as a crockpot crackpot who probably buys liquid smoke in the large bottles.

Memphis: How To Survive A 10 Barbecue(ish) Restaurant Crawl

Ribs, burgers, pickles, more ribs, pulled pork, hen
Sep 4, 2012 4:01 pm

The mission: To test the eating endurance, culinary aptitude and passion for various forms of smoked pig during a 10-restaurant bus tour that challenged 12 chefs, farmers and journalists to eat and drink our way through some of Memphis’ most-iconic barbecue restaurants — with some twists along the way.

Big Weekend: Cochon Heritage BBQ 2012

It was more like ‘Pig Weekend’ in Memphis
Sep 4, 2012 8:01 am

This weekend, we were on the ground at the inaugural Cochon Heritage BBQ — a three-day event that aimed to bridge heritage pig farming with America’s rich barbecue culture. Here's a recap of all the action and meat sweats.


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