Carolina BBQ Festival Founder Lewis Donald

On this episode of the Low & Slow Barbecue Show, we welcome the barbecue pitmaster at Sweet Lew’s Barbecue in Charlotte and the founder of the Carolina BBQ Festival. Find out about Charlotte’s newest BBQ Fest from Lewis “Sweet Lew” Donald and celebrate the heritage of whole hog barbecue.

One of the best things about cooking barbecue low and slow in the Carolinas is watching family, friends, and customers when they take that first savory bite of what you prepared. For a barbecue pitmaster, it is hard to beat the feeling when someone says, “Ooh, that’s so good.”

Of course, the experience only gets even better if you are among a community of your barbecue peers all working together for a good cause. Wow all those tastebuds, help a good cause, your work is done.

That’s why spring BBQ festivals fill the calendar when the weather starts to warm. From Memphis in May to the Lexington Barbecue Festival in October. If you try, you can spend most weekends competing, serving, judging, tasting, or enjoying the best barbecue cooked low and slow.

Join Chigger Willard to learn more about:

  • Barbecue for a Cause and the Carolina BBQ Festival.
  • Sweet Lew’s barbecue specialty and his favorite recipes.
  • Secrets of preparing great barbecue
  • The Pitmaster’s take on the best sauce, best wood, and best barbecue cooking methods.

And naturally, the best of that barbecue is right here in North Carolina