A Whole Hog Barbecue Tour
Mapping out the joints that still cook whole hogs on wood-fired pits, the old fashioned way.
Posted December 18, 2016
Eastern North Carolina and the Pee Dee region of South Carolina have long been the last bastion of this traditional form of barbecue, but now a few ambitious cooks have undertaken the art of cooking whole pigs in other places, too. Today, whole hog joints can be found in Atlanta, central Tennessee, and even way up north in Brooklyn. Here's our map of the whole hog joints that are keeping the wood fires burning today.
Are there whole hog joints out there that we've missed? If so, we'd love to hear about it so we can add it to our map. (As a note, we've included only restaurants that have whole hog on their regular daily menu and not ones that may cook a whole hog once a week or for special occasions.)
About the Author
Robert F. Moss@mossr
Robert F. Moss is the Contributing Barbecue Editor for Southern Living magazine and the author of numerous books on Southern food and drink, including Barbecue: The History of an American Institution, Southern Spirits: 400 Years of Drinking in the American South, and Barbecue Lovers: The Carolinas. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.