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Charlotte Magazine – Meet the Smoker Behind Mac’s Speed Shop’s Big Memphis Showing

MAC’S SPEED SHOP competed in the annual Memphis in May competition last month, bringing home a second-place finish for their whole hog cooking. The Memphis contest is one of the most prestigious barbecue competitions in the world, with names such as Myron Mixon battling it out for the best ‘cue. Participants are judged blind, in…

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WCNC.com – Mac’s Speed Shop wins big award

Mac’s Speed Shop wins big award. WATCH VIDEO

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CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Local restaurant wins at Memphis in May’s big barbecue contest

Mac’s Speed Shop has been grabbing a lot of trophies: After winning at the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival in Charlotte, the restaurant’s team went to the legendary Memphis in May barbecue championship and came back with another win. This weekend was the 40th year of the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest,…

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YES! Weekly: MAC’S TAKES 2ND PLACE IN WHOLE HOG AT MEMPHIS IN MAY

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 22, 2017) – Fresh from a big win at one of Charlotte’s Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival, the smoking hot team from Mac’s Speed Shop headed to Tennessee and attained its highest-ever cooking competition honors at Memphis in May. Mac’s wowed the judges over the weekend, taking home a highly coveted second…

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Mac’s Wins in Whole Hog Competition at Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Mac’s Speed Shop smoked its way to a 2nd Place Reserve Grand Champion-Whole Hog trophy at the Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival in Charlotte last Saturday, May 13. Seventeen hard-charging and hard-charing teams went jowl-to-jowl in the annual Carolina BBQ League’s “BBQ Backyard Competition” in Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall. Festival-goers got to see the…

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Charlotte Agenda: Take a look at Southbound, the gorgeous, airy, SoCal-inspired taco bar coming to South End

The team behind Mac’s Speed Shop has a massive new project underway in South End. Southbound, a Southern California-inspired taco bar, is targeting a late summer opening next to Mac’s on South Boulevard, and I am out-of-my-mind excited about it. The roughly 7,000-square-foot space will anchor a larger 12,000-square-foot development likely to include additional mystery tenants that are…

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Community holds fundraiser for Charlotte girl recovering from severe burns

Her family is receiving help from the community. A fundraising bike ride started in Indian Trail and McAdenville on Sunday and ended at Mac’s Speed Shop in Steele Creek. Click here to read the story

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Chef Kev made the run up to GSO this a.m. to discuss Super Bowl food items…

Chef Kev made the run up to GSO this a.m. to discuss Super Bowl food items… WATCH VIDEO

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CBJ: Matthews restaurant part of ‘strategic growth’ for this popular BBQ joint

Mac’s Speed Shop has its eye on future growth. Its 4,000-square-foot Matthews location — which made its debut in January — is the latest restaurant in that brand’s portfolio. He says the brand wants to get into other markets — and isn’t ruling out additional locations in the Charlotte market. Mac’s has created a niche…

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The Culture Trip: 10 Great Local Restaurants to Try

Mac’s Speed Shop was just labeled as The Culture Trip’s 10 Great Local Restaurants To Try. “Part-biker bar, part-barbecue joint, Mac’s Speed Shop invites diners to sample their delicious family recipes, succulent meats and ice-cold beers.” To read more, please  click here

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