Colorado Tour de Barbecue Part 2

You have to love the Roaming Buffalo in the University area of Denver a few miles south of downtown.  As they say, it’s smoked low and slow with the sauce on the side — and Colorado craft beer. The owners and staff are lovely people who really care about their work.  They seem to make everything from scratch, including flavored potato chips (sea salt or … Continue reading Colorado Tour de Barbecue Part 2

Colorado Tour de Barbecue – Boney’s Pit BBQ, Denver

I question the reliability of this review because we were starving by the time we ate lunch.  We had flown in from DC and after a 7:00 am EDT breakfast, we had lunch at 3:30 EDT.  We were sufficiently famished that I forgot to take pictures except for a really bad one of the post-meal debris. Boney’s was a short walk from our hotel any … Continue reading Colorado Tour de Barbecue – Boney’s Pit BBQ, Denver

Barbecue in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – NC side #2

The National Parks Gang also went to the Barbecue Wagon in Bryson City.  From the outside it looks like a pretty standard barbecue place. The interior is not standard. You can tell that Bryson City is a tourist destination.  The menu prices tell that Bryson City is small town America.  A  grilled cheese sandwich for $2.49 is a sign of national greatness.  So is a … Continue reading Barbecue in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – NC side #2

Independence Day 2015 in Washington, DC

Another successful celebration of Independence Day in the Nation’s Capital.   We managed to stretch six pork butts among 62 people! We all thank those who established and protected the United States, and all of those who contributed to our feast.  We especially thank the pigs without whose total commitment none of this would have been possible. Continue reading Independence Day 2015 in Washington, DC

Starting

To paraphrase Herodotus, “Neither rain nor sleet nor gloom of night can stay the barbecuer from the swift completion of his appointed rounds.”   (Or “her appointed rounds”as the case may be.)  I omit my commentary during the process of starting the chimneys during a pouring rain, as this is a family blog..  The bowl to the left with brownish water is where I soak … Continue reading Starting

Barbecue in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – NC side #1

Nancy and a group of friends travel to one of our National Parks every year, and this year they chose the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  They stayed on the North Carolina side in a cabin near Bryson City.  Hiking and observing the wonders of nature naturally created an appetite for barbecue, and they visited two spots during their trip. The first was Big Wesser … Continue reading Barbecue in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – NC side #1