By the time we come down from the clouds that cling to the mountains, and pull into Tryon, the rain is hot on our heels on a Friday afternoon. Not good news for the 73 competition barbecue cookers that have come from as far away as Texas and Missouri to try their hand at yet another trophy, this time at the recent Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival.
The Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival continues through this evening in Tryon. Click through to see a of the festival from Friday, June 13. Photos by Cindy Kunst.
Tryon is the place to be for barbecue fans this weekend. The Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival is happening all day and well into the night on Friday and Saturday, June 13-14 at Tryon’s Harmon Field. The Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event will feature dozens of cooking teams from as far away as Florida […]
“Write about the succulent glories of Tar Heel barbecue at one’s own peril,” advised Rosemary Roberts of the Greensboro News & Record, adding, “It’s much safer to take on the National Rifle Association.” Barbecue is North Carolina’s love, lust and food of choice. Heck, it might as well be our state religion. And if love, religion and food are the three most common causes of rifts, rivalries and wars, barbecue is also a battleground.
An ambitious, back-to-the-roots restaurant named Buxton Hall Barbecue will open this fall in the old Standard Paper Sales Company building at 32 Banks Ave. in South Slope — focusing on traditional, wood-smoked, whole-hog barbecue.
Carolina Mountain Ribfest offers a weekend of barbecue and extreme festival eats
Looking for the meatiest of all meaty events? With great music, too? Head to Tryon on June 8 and 9 for a smorgasbord of pig, fair food and music.
The president’s favorite Asheville barbecue restaurant, 12 Bones Smokehouse, will make the Democratic National Convention’s official tomato-based barbecue sauce this year.
A veritable festival of barbecue and blues was held at Hickory Nut Gap farm this weekend, courtesy of Ed Mitchell, Elliott Moss and Blind Pig (pictures by Cindy Kunst).
A look at what’s been making headlines.
If you’re romping around Biltmore Avenue on a busy night, trying desperately to find a spot at a bar, let it be known that ED Boudreaux’s Bayou Bar-B-Que, which, true to its name, offers up great barbecue and other fare, also boasts a hidden gem of a bar, both in terms of price and quality. […]
When you think “bar,” serene Haw Creek may not be the area of Asheville that first comes to mind. But local institution Ruby’s BBQ Shack has had a full bar since it got a liquor license at the beginning of this year. Photo by Jonathan Welch That makes Ruby’s a pretty versatile place, as the […]