Alabama Now has a Barbecue Hall of Fame

Gov. Bentley is on a roll.  He removed the Confederate battle flag from the state grounds (I think it was over by the first White House of the Confederacy museum) and he now has announced the first inductees into the Alabama Barbecue Hall of Fame. http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/06/- alabama_barbecue_hall_of_fame.html The sole criterion is having been in business continuously for 50 years.  Given the high standards of Alabama … Continue reading Alabama Now has a Barbecue Hall of Fame

Travel Tips for North Carolina

There are some great places here.  I’ve eaten at the Big Oak, which is famous for its shrimp burgers and scallop burgers,  and at Lexington Barbecue, which many consider the standard for Western North Carolina barbecue – and will eat at both again.   And I hear great things about B’s and Brooks’. http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/hidden-restaurants-nc/ Continue reading Travel Tips for North Carolina

A Bucket-List Barbecue Joint Goes Up in Flames

June 11, 2015: Lower the flags. I was planning on going there in February. http://gardenandgun.com/…/bucket-list-barbecue-joint-goes-f…. A Bucket-List Barbecue Joint Goes Up in Flames Last week, pit master Bryan Furman of B’s Cracklin’ Barbeque in Savannah, Georgia, served crowds larger and hungrier than any he had ever seen before. Not only was he profiled as one of five pit masters serving real-deal barbecue in the… GARDENANDGUN.COM … Continue reading A Bucket-List Barbecue Joint Goes Up in Flames

Southern Living’s Best 50 Barbecue Joints

June 5, 2015: Here’s another one for the travel folder — from Southern Living. I don’t take such lists very seriously, but at least these places actually serve barbecue, and I’m not aware of any that are actually bad. This list makes me want to spend more time in Tennessee. http://www.southernliving.com/travel/bbq-restaurants/ad The South’s Top 50 Barbecue Joints Here are the best 50 barbecue joints in … Continue reading Southern Living’s Best 50 Barbecue Joints

Miss Alabama Contestants in a Rib Eating Contest

June 3, 2015: Alabama tends to incorporate barbecue in all events — sensibly. I dont believe the rib contest counts to the final Miss Alabama selection. Of course, they could take a cue from the Miss Navajo Nation contest, which includes scoring for butchering a sheep, and score on the contestants’ ability to butcher a hog, build a pit, or at least try their skill … Continue reading Miss Alabama Contestants in a Rib Eating Contest

Green River BBQ, Saluda, North Carolina

May 24, 2015: If you’re traveling on I-25 from Charlotte to Asheville, you may want to stop in Saluda at the Green River BBQ. Eric Lee, who knows his barbecue, reports that “Pulled pork on garlic toast was really good. Slaw on the side and collards were excellent. Sauces were very good too (squeeze your own).”  Janet Katz:    Saluda! We used to go white … Continue reading Green River BBQ, Saluda, North Carolina