Adventures: North Carolina BBQ Tour


Holy smokes! Have I been on a porky escapade of epic proportions!

Last week, I had the privileged opportunity to traverse the Carolinas with chefs Dennis Lee and Jeff Kim of Namu Gaji in San Francisco to explore Carolina barbecue culture. Our whirlwind trip covered over 1,000 miles and nine barbecue joints in two and a half days. Meat sweats and good times were had by all. 

Best barbecue of the trip goes to the original gangsters of barbecue at Scott's BBQ in Hemingway, SC and Samuel Jones and crew at the Skylight Inn in Ayden, NC. 

I recorded bits and pieces of the trip on Instagram under the hashtag #bbqtour. You can see more of the trip by following me and my compatriots on Instagram at @keiaishungry, @jeffkim1 and @chef_dlee  A special thanks to Chef Mike Moore at Seven Sows in Asheville whose killer restaurant recommendation became the catalyst for a cosmically kissed opportunity.

More on this trip coming to a print publication near you!