Carolina BBQ Festival 2023: BBQ Pitmasters in their Element

BBQ Pitmaster 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 […]

JDs Smokehouse and 3 Beers Down

JD’s Smokehouse is on the menu and 3 Beers Down is in studios for a review of beer and BBQ pairings. Host Chigger Willard welcomes Josh Elder, Matt Everley, and Luke Sears who share their advice for the best beer and BBQ combinations with smoked chicken, pulled pork, and beef brisket. While Chigger’s “surprise beer” wins the […]

Is Brunswick Stew on the Menu?

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 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 […]

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.

Low & Slow Goes Indoor with Ryan Nanni

Backyard barbecue expert Jeff Osborne's favorite meat smoke is a Boston butt.

Some people are limited to preparing their favorite barbecue … inside. If you live in an apartment, or heaven forbid you don’t have an outdoor smoker, this episode of the Low & Slow Barbecue Show is for you. Let there be no doubt that the low & slow barbecue traditions of the Carolinas are best […]

Tailgating BBQ Time for The Low & Slow Barbecue Show!

BBQ Tailgating master Marcus Miller with his pride & joy pull behind tailgating smoker - LOADED with pork shoulders.

Finally, the cool temperatures greet us on the Carolina mornings of fall. The days are getting shorter as the calendar ticks toward the tenth month. The fall weekend schedule is filling up. And if you’re a fan and follower of North America’s favorite football pastime, it is time to dust off your favorite tailgate chili recipe. […]

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 […]