A super-short ‘This Week’s Various’ this time!
From the WaPo: A barbecue case that helped the cause of civil rights — although this story is worthy of more than the paltry 322 words given here. Also: there’s an error in that Maurice Bessinger (who had a thing for the battle flag at his South Carolina Piggie Park restaurants) died in 2013 — it was actually 2014, though his kids were implementing changes at the restaurant earlier.
Back to the author, Jim Shahin, in another piece for the Washington Post: he declares Charleston as ‘the future of barbecue.’
Butch Anthony deciding to make a pirate ship with some Dutch guys to go get oysters in Apalachicola is one of the best things ever.
A gift from the Kohler Foundation will help complete the restoration of the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in North Carolina.
Sunbrella has come out with a line of fabrics inspired by Vollis’ whirligigs
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Fabrics from Sunbrella on Vimeo.
at Black’s in Lockhart
Barrett Black (Black’s in Lockhart) tells Zagat in a piece entitled ‘Why Texas is the Best Barbecue in the Country‘ that there are a few pitmasters outside the state who are doing some great Texas-style bbq, including Hometown Bar-B-Que in Brooklyn.