Any press inquiries should be directed to:


Hastings, Michael. “Pitmaster from small town of Garland is earning name in barbecue circles.”

Winston-Salem Journal. 25 Jun. 2019.

Krader, Kate. “It’s Official: Barbecue Is No Longer Easy.” Bloomberg. 20 Jun. 2019.

Benwick, Bonnie S. “Fire up your summer with recipes from the season’s new grilling cookbooks.”

The Washington Post. 19 Jun. 2019.

Weigl, Andrea. “New cookbooks from two N.C. barbecue experts.” A Chef’s Life. 18 Jun. 2019.

Jackson, Drew. “Two of NC’s best pitmasters reveal the secrets of the smoke in new cookbooks.”

The News & Observer. 14 Jun. 2019.

Currin, Catherine. “This Small-Town North Carolina Barbecue Joint is Getting National Attention.”

Walter Magazine. 10 Jun. 2019.

Leseberg, Kyra. “Review: Southern Smoke.” Roots & Reads. 7 Jun. 2019.

Moss, Robert. “Barbecue Road Trip: Southern Edition.” Tampa Magazine. 23 May 2019.

Hastings, Michael. “New crop of grilling books will have cooks fired up this Memorial Day.” Winston-

Salem Journal. 21 May 2019.

Cericola, Lisa. “The Best Way to Reheat Ribs.” Southern Living. 13 May 2019.

Lotz, CJ. “May 2019 Reading List: Best New Books.” Garden & Gun. 8 May 2019.

Moss, Robert. “3 New Books for Your BBQ Shelf.” Southern Living. 4 May 2019.

“Best BBQ in North Carolina Winners: 2019 10Best Reader’s Choice Travel Awards.” USA Today. 12

Mar. 2019.

Hanrahan, Kathy. “Southern Smoke BBQ Serves Up Tasty Cuisine.” WRAL Out & About. 6 Mar. 2019.

“Hurricanes All-Star Chef Series.” Carolina Hurricanes. 8 Jan. 2019.


Walden, Kayla. “See Why North Carolina is Hailed as a Culinary Mecca.” Farm Flavor. 21 Dec. 2018.

“Recipe: Collard Chowder.” Charleston Wine + Food. 5 Dec. 2018.

Howard, Vivian. “Your Guide to ENC Barbecue.” 8 Nov. 2018.

Moose, Debbie. “Serious Barbecue From a New Generation.” Carolina Country. 30 Oct. 2018.

Morris, Ashley. “Add Southern Smoke BBQ to your foodie bucket list.” StarNews Online. 29 Oct. 2018.

Jordan, Chase. “Welcome to the table.” The Sampson Independent. 13 Oct. 2018.


Quinn, Lee.  "What barbeque and bluegrass shared in a big Raleigh weekend."  Raleigh Agenda.  4

Oct. 2016.

Cain, Brooke.  "Al Roker entertains an early downtown Raleigh crowd - and then the rains came."

The News & Observer.  30 Sept. 2016.

Livengood, Nichole.  "The best things I ate at Euphoria 2016.  Gap Creek Gourmet.  26 Sept. 2016.

"BBQ chef reveals the secret ingredient for a delicious sweet potato hash." Today. 30 Sept. 2016.

Jones, David and Holly.  "Meetings With Pitmasters: Just like Grandma used to make; well, almost."

Manor Southwest. Spring 2016: 100-102.

"Southern Smoke Barbecue." NC Weekend. PBS. UNC-TV, Research Triangle Park. 9 Jan. 2016.


Frye, Jason. "When the Smoke Gets In Your Eyes." Dec. 2015. Salt Magazine. 30-34.

Mullen, Rodger. "Dining Out: Southern Smoke BBQ draws hungry diners." The Fayetteville

     Observer.  19 Nov. 2015.

Townsend, Bob. "People drive miles to enjoy food at Southern Smoke in Garland, NC." 2 Nov.  

     2015. WECT.

"People drive miles to enjoy food at Southern Smoke in Garland, NC." WECT News. NBC,

     Wilmington. 2 Nov. 2015.  

"Southern Smoke BBQ heats up the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival." WTVD-11. 3 Oct. 2015.

"Southern Smoke BBQ." Star News Online. YouTube. 13 Aug. 2015.

Frye, Jason.  "Tour of the best barbecue joints in North Carolina." 19 Jun. 2015. StarNewsOnline.

Green, Richard.  "Southern Smoke BBQ a Hit in Sampson Co."  30 Apr. 2015.  Time Warner Cable


Royal, Judy.  "Barbecue Bonanza - Customers can't get enough of Southern Smoke BBQ."  13 Aug.

     2015. StarNewsOnline.

Foster, Carol Lynn. "Destination Infatuation - Southern Smoke BBQ in Garland, NC." 20 Apr. 2015. 

The Beltline Buzz.



Berendt, Chris. "Southern Sensation." The Sampson Independent. 5 Apr. 2014.

Baughman, Kristen. "Southern Smoke BBQ in Garland." Web blog post. Gadabout Food., 18 Apr. 2014.

Chestnutt, Sylvia.  "Cooking up something delicious in Southern Sampson County." Easy Living

Fall/Holiday 2014: 16-21. 

Dickens, Rob. "Bluegrass Is Wide Open."  Web blog post. robdickens101., 7 Oct.


Ewen, Ilina.  "Southern Smoke BBQ - Handmade (near) Raleigh."  Web blog post. Dirt &

     Noise., 23 Oct. 2014.

Myer, Charlotte.  "Meet the Producers: Southern Smoke Barbecue." Web blog post. 

     TasteWithUs., 11 Jun. 2014.

Weigl, Andrea. "Barbecue events on tap for bluegrass festival."  Web blog post. Mouthful., 18 Sept. 2014.