My only disappointment with this show, besides not being a part of it, is that is was not whole hog.
I think letting these cooks "do their thing" and let the judges call what parts they wanted ( "shoulder knuckle, jowl, bacon and loin please !"
) would have been a better representation of NC BBQ in general.
I must admit I have not watched the show yet and probably will have more opinions later when I do. I'm happy to see a new face in the NC bbq scene. If Zach is anything like his Dad, then he is a welcome addition indeed.