BBQ Royalty (& Me)

To the naked eye, the below picture might look simply like four pale guys grinning like idiots.  In fact, it’s a veritable barbecue all-star team grinning like idiots (and a couple of cute kids who are blessed to look more like my wife than me).

Pictured from left to right (excluding the kids): your very own Porky LeSwine, Daniel Vaughn (@bbqsnob), John Shelton Reed (@smartlyavoidstwitter), and Nicholas McWhirter (@redblank).

Mr. Reed, of Holy Smoke fame, should need no introduction to North Carolina barbecue enthusiasts.  Daniel (author) and Nicholas (photographer) are the talented team behind the soon-to-be-released book, The Prophets of Smoked Meat. Good folk everyone of them, and it was a pleasure to “break hush puppies” with them.

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2 Responses

  1. I’ll be interested to read Daniel Vaughn’s thoughts on NC BBQ.

    Thus far on his (otherwise quite good) blog, he rates at least 22 places in Texas above everything KC & Memphis have to offer.

  2. […] (and shoulders and ribs), Daniel Vaughn of Texas Monthly, who traveled to North Carolina a few months back and writes about his experience […]

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