In four short years, Chris Fineran went from not having a clue about cooking a championship pig to mentoring others and winning North Carolina’s coveted Pitmaster of the Year award. Fineran, from Myrtle Beach, S.C. is one of only a few outsiders to compete in the Whole Hog Barbecue Series. Andy Curliss, N.C. Pork Council […]

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Whole Hog Barbecue Pays Tribute to Mark Johnson

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Mark Johnson. Mark was a wonderful member of the barbecue community and could often be found competing in or judging our contests. He will be dearly missed. To read more about Mark, click here.

Whole Hog Barbecue Remembers Dear Friend Joe Peterson

We are saddened by the passing of our dear friend Joe Peterson. Joe was an institution in our Whole Hog Barbecue Series, taking the title of Champion a record four times. He was much beloved by his family and friends, and will be greatly missed. To learn more about Joe’s rich life and how you […]