Tuesday, July 10

Hot Links, vol. 2

The Friday Southern Six-Pack is on summer vacation and will return next month. Meanwhile, enjoy this edition of Hot Links, a roundup of barbecue-related stories. (Don't be confused—it is, in fact, Tuesday. Hot Links are a tasty treat any day of the week.)

1. Can you get great barbecue in New York City even when it's not Big Apple Block Party weekend? Pete Wells thinks so, especially if you're craving Texas-style brisket.

2. Speaking of which, Austin, Texas–based pitmaster Aaron Franklin shares his top five "Crimes against Brisket"—with tips on how to correct them—at Food & Wine.

3. Vanity Fair borrows Adam Perry Lang's iPhone; shares his pix from a recent barbecue-fueled jaunt through Tennessee, Mississippi, and Texas.

4. If you're in or near Durham, North Carolina, head over to the Southwest branch of the Durham County Library (3605 Shannon Road, Durham) this evening at 7:00 for a talk and book signing by Bob Garner, author of Bob Garner's Book of Barbecue: North Carolina's Favorite Food. The event is free and open to the public.