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North & South Carolina

A real Carolina barbecue feast centers around a whole hog that's smoked for hours before the succulent meat is chopped or pulled and served with a tangy, vinegar-spiked sauce. If cooking a whole hog in your backyard seems intimidating (although you should try it anyway), we've also got recipes that make enjoying Carolina-style pork a bit simpler. Complete your meal with sides and save room for classic desserts like sweet potato pie!

Barbecue Tips

'Cue Tip #33: Can't Always Go Low & Slow

"Everyone wants to try to cook low and slow, but I tell backyard guys that they have to increase their smoker temperature from 225 to 275-300 degrees. It does two things: one, it will set a better bark so you’ll get better flavor on the outside of your meat; two, it will help your cooking process go a little quicker without losing out on tenderness. Ain’t no one have time to cook for 20 hours anymore!"

Mike Pearce – Pitmaster and Co-Owner of Slap’s BBQ, Kansas City, KS

Mike's Road Journal

Pollard's Bar-B-Que: Memphis, TN

Pollard's Bar-B-Que was my second to last stop in Memphis. Here, I had the chance to sit down and talk a little barbecue with Tarrence Pollard. It's his joint and he runs his own pit every day and has for last 19 years. From what I could extract from him, it sounds like he's been in barbecue most of his life, like it's in his blood - which is actually true as his uncle owns another one of my Memphis stops,  A&R Barbecue. Like many of the barbecue spots in Memphis, Tar...
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Pollard's Bar-B-Que: Memphis, TN

BBQ Joint Finder

Saw's BBQ

"Mike Wilson - Owner"

1008 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209

The Slow Bone

"Jack Perkins - Owner & Pitmaster"

2234 Irving Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207

Barbecue Slang

Mop (a.k.a Mop Sauce) A thin sauce brushed or sprayed onto the meat’s surface while it cooks. A classic mop is vinegar based and mixed with black pepper, red pepper flakes, and hot sauce.

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