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Over the years, we have gone to great barbecue. This time great barbecue has come to us in the form of Lewis Barbecue. John Lewis, the Texas-born pitmaster who spoke with us recently, will be bringing Central Texas BBQ to Charleston when he opens Lewis Barbecue in “late 2015.” Indeed, we rode by what will be his new place on […]
Lewis Barbecue, maybe Charleston’s most anticipated new restaurant, will finally be opening its doors to the public tomorrow, June 28, 2016. We have written about John Lewis before, but now we’ve gotten the full picture. In preparation, John Lewis and his Pit Crew, hosted a “Friends and Family Dinner” which we were lucky enough to attend. It […]
While brisket is often served in SCBBQ restaurants today, no one would suggest that brisket is historically common in SC BBQ restaurants. For South Carolinians, barbecue is pork, preferably pulled and served with one of four basic sauce types: vinegar-pepper, light tomato, heavy tomato, or a sauce that originated in SC, a mustard sauce. Brisket […]
True artisans embody their craft, steeped in the history, essence, and values of their work. John Lewis is barbecue — Texas barbecue — and he is bringing his craft to the Lowcountry when Lewis Barbecue opens this Fall in Charleston. Now, artisan has become a marketing term lately, used almost to the point of being trite, so I hesitate to saddle him […]