Wednesday, December 7


The Barbecue Bus is pointed home to Louisiana. Rien Fertel and Denny Culbert just completed their fifteenth and final interview for the North Carolina leg of our Southern BBQ Trail.

The audio slideshow featured above is from their recent trip to the Skylight Inn in Ayden, NC, where James Henry Howell has been manning the pit for nine years.

Visit the Barbecue Bus's blog for a great collection of Rien and Denny's notes from the road.

Rien and Denny's North Carolina fieldwork will appear on the Southern BBQ Trail soon, but you can still visit the Trail to experience stories about 'cue from across our region.

For more on the Skylight Inn, watch our documentary short, Capitol Q, by Joe York.