Carolina BBQ Festival Founder Lewis Donald

On this episode of the Low & Slow Barbecue Show, we welcome the pitmaster at Sweet Lew’s Barbecue in Charlotte and 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 and friends they take the first bite of what you prepared. For a barbecue pitmaster, it is hard to beat hearing, “Ooh, that’s good.” Or better yet, leave them speechless and stunned silent in food ecstasy.

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

That’s why the spring calendar is full for BBQ fest fans. 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. At every stop, you’ll find barbecue experts gathered to produce great food while supporting organizations integral to meeting needs in their surrounding communities.

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. Listen to fined out about the newest BBQ fest at Camp North End in Charlotte.

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