| On the Road with OCBC
Upcoming Event Schedule
In just the first full month of competing on the Summer rib cook-off circuit, Old Carolina has already added three wins to our continually growing championship tally. We’ve beaten some of the best barbecue “ribbers” in the country and we’re fired up and ready for more. Here are the awards we’ve snagged so far:
PEOPLE’S CHOICE BEST RIBS 2-time Champion
Strongsville Rib Burnoff
BEST PULLED PORK SANDWICH
Pittsburgh Ribs on the River
PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER 5-time Champion
Berea National Rib Cook-off (Berea, OH)
See our entire “trophy room”
At the end of this month, we’ll face more stiff competition at the Charleston RibFest in West Virginia. If you get a chance to attend the event, stop by Old Carolina. We’d love to see you!
Once the RibFest is over, there will be no rest for the weary because the Pro Football HOF Rib Burn-off starts just three days later! This year we’ll be vying for our eighth consecutive People’s Choice award and we can’t do it without our loyal fan base. When you visit the burnoff this year, stop out to the OC pit and listen to the old-school funk, dance with the grill team and taste the ribs off our most seasoned smoker, Peaches. For the last nine years of competition, Peaches was responsible for most of our awards and when you try her ribs, you’ll know why.
Here are the dates for the upcoming festivals:
July 28, 29, 30, 31 - Charleston RibFest - Charleston, WV
August 3, 4, 5 - Pro Football HOF Rib Burnoff - Canton, OH
| Barbecue Buzz
OCBC wins “Best Barbecue” on Fox 8’s Hot List
While it sure is nice to beat ribbers from all across the country at burnoffs, it is also very satisfying whenever we can earn a local award for a competition against other great restaurants in Northeast Ohio. Thank you to everyone who logged on and voted Old Carolina Barbecue Company The Best Barbecue! We appreciate it very much and we’ll work diligently to maintain the standard of excellence our customers expect.
| “Off the menu” Recipe of the Month
Pulled Pork Quesadilla
Sometimes great recipes are created out of necessity. This particular recipe was born when trying to find a creative way to utilize left over pulled pork from one of our heaping pulled pork platters (It’s also a great recipe if you have leftovers from OCBC catering). After a little tinkering (and a lot of sampling) to get it just right, we’ve come up with the ultimate fusion of barbecue and Mexican cuisine. Try it the next time you have people over for a Summer get-together and watch people freak out about how delicious these are.
Grilled Pulled Pork Quesadilla
Rosemary Ranch BBQ Sauce
- 4 - 12" flour tortillas
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup pulled pork
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- 2 Tbs chopped red onion
- 4 oz Old Carolina Classic Sweet BBQ Sauce
- 4 oz ranch dressing
- ½ Tbs crushed rosemary
- OCBC BBQ Rub
- Sour cream
- Evenly spread shredded cheese over half the tortilla. Top with pulled pork, red onion and cilantro. Drizzle with Rosemary Ranch BBQ Sauce. Fold Tortilla and sprinkle with OCBC BBQ Rub.
- Grill tortillas until cheese is melted. (Approx 3 minutes per side.)
- Cut into wedges. Drizzle with Rosemary Ranch BBQ Sauce. Serve with a side of sour cream.
| OCBC Tidbits
us on Facebook! Facebook friends can enter to win their very own Cheerwine Concert featuring the Andy Cyphert Trio and a mouth-watering Old Carolina Barbecue buffet! Join our ever-expanding band of barbecue aficionados and stay up-to-date on all things Old Carolina by clicking here.
Stow location to open soon! We’re excited to announce that our newest “baby” in Stow is in the third trimester (drywall stage) and should arrive around mid-August.
Hiring Notes: We need to find top talent to work in our Stow store. Do you know any exceptional workers that might be a fit for our team? We’re looking to fill the following positions: assistant managers, supervisors, cooks, and hospitality staff. For more information about how to apply, visit our Employment page.
Cleveland Ave location (inside the 44th St. Fishers Foods) Now Open Did you know the newest addition to the OC line up features the same, full menu of hickory smoked barbecue (prepared on site) we serve up at our other restaurants? It has 62 seats for dine-in eating and is open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. Come in for dinner this weekend or pick-up a Family Meal pack while you conveniently grab some items at the grocery store.
Sharpen your pencil: Q School is in full swing! Q School sessions are informal barbecue classes where an official Old Carolina pit master teaches you the tricks of the trade. Learn home grilling secrets and other great ideas for creative barbecue. Classes fill up fast so sign up right away! Complete Q School details here.
Upcoming Q School Schedule:
- July 16th: Barbecue Basics 10:00-12:30 p.m.
- July 16th: Creative Grilling 2:00-4:00 p.m.
- July 26th: Barbecue Basics 6:00-8:30 p.m.
- August 16th: Barbecue Basics 6:00-8:30 p.m.
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Nothing beats the authentic taste of Old Carolina. Your guests will love your for it!
Akron, Cleveland and Local Areas: Leslianne Love (330) 289-7046
Canton, Massillon and Local Areas: Rocco Leno (330) 209-0714
|OUR MAILING ADDRESS:
Old Carolina Barbecue Company
P.O. Box 2850
North Canton, OH 44720
|OUR PHONE NUMBERS:
Akron (Fairlawn): (330) 665-4222
Canton (Belden Village): (330) 499-3080
Canton (Cleveland Ave.): (330) 491-8180
Massillon: (330) 833-9030
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