Midwood Smokehouse welcomed third-generation pitmaster Sam Jones of Skylight Inn (Ayden, NC) to Charlotte last Wednesday, November 20 for a traditional whole hog BBQ dinner. Jones—grandson of Pete Jones, the designated “King of BBQ”—collaborated with Midwood Smokehouse pitmaster Matt Barry on the three-course dinner with beer pairings from NoDa Brewing Company. The sold-out dinner donated a portion of the proceeds toThe Southern Foodways Alliance.
Sam and his sous chef for the day, “Corporate Clay”, arrived at Midwood at 6 a.m. Wednesday and set up shop by his customized travel BBQ pit. Outside, as the guys tended the whole hog, Sam was inside conducting a BBQ consultation with Matt Barry and his kitchen team. Without giving away his family secrets, he provided tips on what makes the best ‘cue.
“It was a great time hanging out with and learning from a veteran in the BBQ world,”said Barry of the experience. “My team and I picked up a wealth of information that I look forward to implementing on Midwood’s menu.”
Is your mouth watering yet?