The Brothers

The Story

Two brothers, born a year apart in the mid 1960s, gracefully given up for adoption by their young mother, are raised two states away, one in North Carolina and one in South Carolina. Both had wonderful childhoods, and with the love of their families they developed the same outlook on life, even the same values and mannerisms, without knowing the other existed. They also developed a love of good, healthy food with a kick.

Both brothers attended state universities and graduated with the same majors. Both went on to start families, and eventually open up successful restaurants, 250 miles apart in their respective adopted hometowns. Eventually, fate had their paths cross again and they found each other, as well as their wonderful biological mother and a large extended family. Vacations, holidays and celebrations followed, bringing three families into one.

On a family trip to the lake in July 2010, the brothers discovered two other shared passions: a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit and the love of tasty beef jerky. Using an old family recipe, Two Brothers Jerky was born, the greatest beef jerky in the world.

We at Two Brothers Jerky are proud to present our three flavors: Bull City Original captures the vibrancy and smoky flavor of Durham, North Carolina, Famously Hot gives the kick of a spicy summer night in Columbia, South Carolina and Sweet Ginger Teriyaki loads up the ginger for a one of a kind taste sensation. Two Brothers Jerky features North Carolina, grass-fed beef and is handcrafted is small batches. Our jerky is carefully made to ensure the flavors of the family recipe remain true.

We invite you to try all three varieties and share our jerky with your friends and family. Experience how the love of good things can bring you closer to the ones you love.

Thank you,
Paul Brock and Eddie Wales

Eddie Wales

Eddie (the older, taller brother) was born in North Carolina in 1965. His adoptive family moved to Spartanburg, SC where Eddie attended high school before embarking to the University of South Carolina (USC - THE Carolina) in 1983. While at USC, Eddie worked in several restaurants, including the Town House Hotel where he was offered his first management position before graduating with a psychology degree in 1987. Drawn to the food and beverage industry, Eddie worked his way to the general manager position of Motor Supply Co Bistro, located in Columbia's burgeoning Congaree Vista district. After meeting his bride to be Tracy, Eddie moved to Athens GA where she attended the University of Georgia Veterinary School. There Eddie worked with talented restauranteur Melissa Clegg of Last Resort Grill, East West Bistro and Five and Dime Cafe. Eddie returned to Columbia and he purchased Motor Supply Co in 2000 while Tracy opened Four Paws Animal Clinic. Eddie enjoys seeing live music, eating local food and playing tennis. Eddie and Tracy have three beautiful daughters who all have a healthy appetite for Two Brothers Jerky.

Paul Brock

Paul (the younger, more follicly blessed brother) was born in North Carolina in 1966. His adoptive family was originally from Durham, NC but moved to Western North Carolina where Paul and two of his “other” brothers grew up. Paul still loves the mountains, getting up there as often as possible, but returned to Durham to attend UNC-Chapel Hill (THE Carolina) for undergrad and law school. Paul stayed to practice law over the past 22 years. Along the way, Paul has been involved in various community organizations, serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Carolina Theatre, serving on the Board of the Compass Center for Women & Families and being involved with other organizations such as The Durham County Big Siblings program and the Durham Literary Council. Paul also found time to run the Broad Street Café from 2008 to 2013. Uncannily, Paul also enjoys seeing live music, eating local food and playing tennis. Paul has an amazing daughter and two very cool stepsons.

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