The young pit boss’s career arc has seen him studying alongside both Aaron Franklin and John Mueller, two titans of Austin, Texas’ nation-beating smoked meat scene.
Mr Lewis is as talented as either of the two gentlemen he formerly built fires with.
I spent a full work-day two years ago with Lewis in the food trailer at LA Barbecue. I’m in a multi-year long charcuterie project with an emphasis on handmade sausage and I knew the best way to improve my game would be to work with other seasoned hands.
John Lewis will be opening Lewis Barbecue at 464 N Nassau St, Charleston, SC 29403 later this Spring
Expect thousands of pounds of Texas hot guts sausage, cudgel-sized beef chuck ribs, brisket, pulled pork and side dishes regional to South Carolina.
I wonder if the Texas cook will be tackling chicken bog?