Author Profile

Robert F. Moss

Robert F. Moss is the Contributing Barbecue Editor for Southern Living magazine, Restaurant Critic for the Post & Courier, and the author of numerous books on Southern food and drink, including The Lost Southern Chefs, Barbecue: The History of an American Institution, Southern Spirits: 400 Years of Drinking in the American South, and Barbecue Lovers: The Carolinas. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

Stories by Robert F. Moss

A Message for Dispatch Plus Subscribers

Dismantling the tollbooths

Carolina Dine Around - February 11, 2022

Open containers, food halls, and a little tomfoolery

Carolina Dine Around - February 4, 2022

The latest in Charlotte doughnut news and other Carolina happenings

Carolina Dine Around - January 28, 2022

Pandemic rebrandings and a deluge of doughnuts

Carolina Dine Around - January 14, 2022

Weeks of Restaurant Week, Rocking the Block, and more

Carolina Dine Around - December 31, 2021

A Round Up of Round Ups

9 Simple Questions About Hopping John

Everything you need to know about a Carolina icon for New Year's

Carolina Dine Around - December 26, 2021

Tenth anniversaries and a rather tepid boom

About Those Ads

How to stay logged in and hide the ads

Carolina Dine Around - December 17, 2021

Restaurateurs rising

Carolina Dine Around - December 10, 2021

The Holy Church of Birria

The Short List: 20 Must-Visit Charleston Restaurants

Holy City essentials

Introducing the Carolina Dine Around

There's a lot to digest

Carolina Dine Around - December 3, 2021

Cocktails and bagels for breakfast with no reservations required

Why Do Liquor Stores Have Red Dots?

A literal South Carolina icon

Brasserie la Banque Will Open Next Week with Traditional French Fare

Taking it to the bank

The True Story of Hushpuppies, a Genuine Carolina Treat

No barking dogs required

Mapping It Out

Introducing our restaurant maps and databank

Are Tasting Menus the Future of Fine Dining in the Carolinas?

Craving curated experiences

The Ones We Lost

The pandemic, shifting tastes, and industry trends took their toll on Charleston dining

Zooming In and Laughing a Little

Some thoughts on the Carolina scene

What Is "Modern American" Cuisine?

Taking it to the streets with tacos and dosa

The Burger Index: Notes on Methodology

Why burgers? (A Dispatch Plus Extra)

The Burger Index

Is the price of burgers too damn high?