Doxie Guy BBQ Sauce & Eastern Carolina Corn Pudding

Doxie Guy BBQ sauces and their inspiration, Reeci the dachshund.

What do you get when you mix Eastern Carolina barbecue heritage, COVID lockdown, and a house full of Weiner dogs? We find out on The Low and Slow Barbecue Show as Doxie Guy BBQ introduces us to his barbecue sauce business. The Doxie Guy himself talks about the source of his sauce inspiration, his barbecue heritage, and his advice for business and barbecue.

Apple City BBQ Jalapeño Lime Sauce Takes Backseat to the Meat

While debates between Eastern and Western BBQ continue, in North Carolina there are plenty of barbecue joints that aren’t chiming in. Instead, for places like Apple City BBQ, the focus is on producing “properly cooked, quality meat” – and not on whether you add tomato to your sauce or choose shoulder over whole hog.

Benne Wafers and Barbecue Traditions with Hanna Raskin

Hanna Raskin's Benne Wafers prepared from Emily Meggett's Gullah Geechee recipe.

Like a fierce spirit of independence, food traditions run deep in the Carolinas. From barbecue smoked low and slow to Benne Wafers planting a historic place along the coast in the 1700s, the nation’s most familiar flavors grow in places with fertile food heritage. To celebrate that heritage and U.S. Independence Day, The Low & […]

Carolina BBQ Festival 2023: BBQ Pitmasters in their Element

BBQ Pitmaster and Holy City Hogs founder Tank Jackson in his element: whole hog barbecue.

Carolina BBQ Festival’s second annual installment delivered everything it promised. People together celebrating whole hog barbecue, the Carolinas’ rich barbecue traditions, various low and slow cooking styles, and a diverse community. Sure that black-and-white guiding mission is comprehensive. 2023 checked all those boxes. But let me tell you, the final festival product is so full […]

Is Brunswick Stew on the Menu?

Brunswick stew in jars.

Besides meat and sauce options, a good Carolina barbecue restaurant has a few common elements. Pigs of all shapes, sizes and personalities fill the décor. Paper towels are on the table. And Brunswick stew is on the menu.

Carolina BBQ Festival for a Cause

Carolina BBQ Fest’s founder Lewis Donald shares the story behind the festival, the 2023 participating pitmasters, and charities supported by the event May 7 in Camp North End.

Super Chili for Game Day

Super chili recipes win super trophies.

Super Sunday is the perfect time to rekindle the fire in your favorite chili recipe. After all, when you know how to make a super chili con carne, it’s hard to beat a big bowl hearty goodness to warm your belly and fuel your gameday. That’s because when cold winter weather arrives in North Carolina, […]

Smoked Jalapeno Poppers for Tailgate Party Time

Smoked jalapeno poppers with Neese's sausage.

When football season dawns across the United States, tailgate parties fill the schedule from Thursday through Monday night. Gameday menus can be as diverse as the gridiron teams and college colors we support. One sure-fire staple for every get together is the smoked jalapeno poppers. Quick and easy to make, smoked jalapeno poppers are a […]

The BBQ Fundraiser: Smoking Meat and Helping Others

If you’ve ever sat down with a plate of pulled pork and a group of people, you know a barbecue get-together can be the launching point for good things. In fact, when it comes to a community BBQ fundraiser, food is the foundation of doing good. And we know plenty of groups that hold barbecue […]