Tuesday, June 12

The Barbecue Bus Rolls Again

Last winter, oral historian Rien Fertel and photographer Denny Culbert traversed the state of North Carolina in an RV they dubbed "The Barbecue Bus," documenting the stories behind North Carolina's iconic barbecue joints for the SFA's oral history program.
As of yesterday, they are back on the road, this time in South Carolina. You can follow their adventures here at the Barbecue Bus blog and on Twitter at @TheBarbecueBus.

Rien writes, "Our BBQ Trail itinerary will carry us through Upstate, the Lowlands, and Midlands of South Carolina. We'll cover barbecue houses in all of South Carolina's sauce-varietal regions, from the mustard belt that extends from the state's center toward Charleston, to the peppery vinegar country of the north-east coast, to the western tomato-based hinterlands. Additionally, we'll explore the state's diverse barbecue accoutrements, including hash, chicken stew, vegetable side-dishes, and desserts."

After their pork-fueled tour of the Palmetto State, the boys will join us in eastern North Carolina for our annual summer Field Trip, which will focus on—what else?—barbecue. (Oh, and some crab stew, and fried chicken, and collard greens, and lemon pie with a saltine-cracker crust...)