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“It’s unfortunate to begin “Cooked” [by Michael Pollan] with a section about fire, since the world of barbecue is such a world of showboating. In this realm, ‘O.K., but that’s not barbecue,’ is a serious insult, and Ed Mitchell, who ‘just might be the first pit master to have handlers,’ refers to his own biography […]

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“The carvers splash the pulled pork with the house barbecue sauce, which balances sugar with vinegar and mustard; [restaurant owner Hugh]  Mangum calls it Texalina because it blends the styles of Texas and North Carolina….” — From “Big League BBQ Arrives,” restaurant review by Pete Wells in the New York Times (March 5) Not unexpectedly, […]

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– Art Pope profile clarified … praised  … and  panned as “tendentious, poorly-researched, and weakly argued.” – Is Pinehurst risking its National Historic Landmark status? – In Los Angeles Times, Charleston chef deconstructs Texas governor’s insult to North Carolina barbecue.  

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– Remembering Charlie Justice’s last interview. – “If you chase barbecue dreams, someday, somewhere you’ll find yourself this way, too, sitting on a rusty folding chair in a town you’d never driven through before, eating vinegar-drenched lukewarm meat and sweet fried hush puppies from a foam tray. There’s no music. There’s no beer. But you […]

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– “Like driving a Prius down Tobacco Road”? – Found: Scrapbook recording Marion textile strike of 1929. – Barbecue: Touchy topic or “community builder”? – Veteran protester chains self to Bradford pear (!). – Death noted: creator of Bojangles’ biscuits. Same week, chain opens first store in D.C.

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– Tourism insurgents: “There’s more to Mount Airy than Mayberry.” – Barbecue Confidential: “It’s so minimalist — dressed with only a little bit of vinegar, salt and pepper. It’s hard to argue with that.” – But really, Mr. Bourdain, for an old-fashioned barbecue tempeh sandwich you still can’t beat Asheville.

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– Never the twain shall meet — except in the Barbecue Battle Box. – Appalachia without “feisty Grannies.” – Artist’s scissors await donated  Confederate flags. – iPhone tosses lifeline to Cherokee language. – Bamboo pickles no longer a Wilkes County secret. – Wilmington welcomes  “Blue Velvet” reunion. – “We’re not a secret society. We’re a […]

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