UNC-TV's Bob Garner Visits JTops

Bob Garner Visits JTops BBQ Shop and Grille

Bob Garner: Bob Garner’s Book of Barbecue: North Carolina’s Favorite Food
Season 15 (2012)

Bob GarnerBob Garner, Television personality, restaurant reviewer, speaker, author, pit master, and connoisseur of North Carolina barbecue Bob Garner is the author of two previous books about barbecue. He has written extensively for Our State magazine, including “Bob Garner Eats,” a 10-part series on traditional Southern foods. He has appeared on the Food Network’s Paula’s Home Cookin’, featuring Paula Deen, and Food Nation with Bobby Flay; the Travel Channel’s Road Trip; and ABC’s Good Morning America. Recently, Garner joined with Empire Properties in Raleigh, North Carolina, to work with The Pit to promote barbecue heritage; plans include traveling across the state to host heritage dinners and pig pickings accompanied by live bluegrass music. Garner divides his time between Burlington and Raleigh, North Carolina.


About Bob Garner’s Book of Barbecue: North Carolina’s Favorite Food
Bob Garner's Book of BarbequeBob Garner’s Book of BarbecueIn 1994, Bob Garner began doing short features about barbecue for UNC-TV’s statewide public-television magazine program, North Carolina Now.
In 1996, he published North Carolina Barbecue: Flavored by Time, taking readers on a delectable journey across the state in search of the best examples of this distinctive North Carolina delicacy. After Garner produced a one-hour television special based on his book, he quickly became known throughout North Carolina as “the barbecue man.”

In 2002, he published Bob Garner’s Guide to North Carolina Barbecue, which describes the 100 best barbecue restaurants from the mountains to the sea.
Now, both books are combined, updated, and expanded into one volume, creating the ultimate authoritative reference to every aspect of North Carolina barbecue. Bob Garner’s Book of Barbecue: North Carolina’s Favorite Food preserves the heritage and tradition of a disappearing rural lifestyle while showing how barbecue continues to evolve. Packed full of recipes for barbecue and popular side dishes (above and beyond the traditional hush puppies, slaw, and ’nana pudding); sidebars with useful tips, barbecue-related news, and features; and profiles of past and present influential pit masters and barbecue aficionados, this tome is the definitive guide to anything and everything pertaining to North Carolina’s favorite food.

For more information, visit the publisher’s website.

Bob Garner Video RecordingTable Guests At Charile's BBQ and Grille
What a great day we had at the restaurant on Saturday, January 15, 2011. It was a beautiful Winter’s day, the sun was high and warm, and the crowd in the restaurant was full of fun and laughter, as each anticipated the arrival of Charlie’s BBQ and Grille’s very special guest, Bob Garner, http://bobgarnerbbq.com/tv/nc-weekend.

Mr. Garner’s visit to Charlie’s BBQ and Grille aired on North Carolina Weekend, Feb. 17, 18, & 19; for more information and to view Mr. Garner’s restaurant review, please visit:




Bobs’s visit aired on UNC-TV
Feb. 17, 9:00 pm, 18, 8:30 pm & 19, 10:00 am

Mr. Garner was provided with an array of the restaurant’s fare, including pulled pork, pork ribs, beef brisket, and barbecued chicken…each cooked over hickory wood and seasoned with Charlie’s BBQ & Grille’s BBQ’s rubs and sauces. He was also provided vegetable portions and hushpuppies, and for dessert, Mr. Garner had a piece of Kim’s butter pecan cake…Yum!


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