Shuler’s Bar-B-Que, Latta, South Carolina

Shuler’s Bar-B-Que is in Latta, SC, about an hour up I-95 from McCabe’s.  Actually, it’s closer to Sellers than Latta, but everyone says it’s in Latta, probably because Sellers only has 211 residents and Latta has nearly 1,400.  At any rate, it’s in between the two with nothing nearby, but only a few miles off I-95 on SC38, on the right.  You can’t miss it. … Continue reading Shuler’s Bar-B-Que, Latta, South Carolina

McCabe’s Bar-B-Q, Manning, South Carolina

Folks in South Carolina speak highly of McCabe’s.  It’s a favorite stop for people to grab a few pounds of barbecue on their way to the beach, and it’s on the list of South Carolina places worth a 100-mile drive for a meal and the Campaign for Real Barbecue list for South Carolina.  It’s been in business since 1982 and Ms. Jessie McCabe, now 93, … Continue reading McCabe’s Bar-B-Q, Manning, South Carolina

Texas Top 50

Every year, Texas Monthly picks what they consider to be the 50 best barbecue places in  the state.  (With the level of humility that many associate with Texas, this year the magazine declares the Texas top 50 to be the 50 best in the world.)   Here’s the current list: http://www.texasmonthly.com/list/the-50-best-bbq-joints-in-the-world/ These 50 are a far cry from the top 50 in 2010 when Nancy … Continue reading Texas Top 50

St. Anselm’s Abbey School, Washington, DC

St. Anselm’s is a school in Northeast Washington and no, they do not sell barbecue, worse luck.  They do have a Barbecue Club with 20 or so members and I had the pleasure of speaking to the club. St. Anselm’s Abbey School is not your typical school.  It only has about 250 students, or an average of  35-40 in each of its seven forms (what … Continue reading St. Anselm’s Abbey School, Washington, DC

B’s Cracklin’ BBQ, Savannah, Georgia

When Garden and Gun, Southern Living, and Jim Shahin all are touting a barbecue place, you try to get there.  We were in Hilton Head, with B’s Cracklin’ BBQ in Savannah, a mere 90 minutes away — 90 minutes there, 30 to eat and 90 home: reasonable.   Nancy was committed to a five hour mah jongg marathon (she connected with a group down there … Continue reading B’s Cracklin’ BBQ, Savannah, Georgia

Bill’s, Wilson, North Carolina

Wilson, North Carolina is conveniently situated about four hours south of Washington, DC, or at just the right place to stop for lunch when you’re headed south on 95. The big decision is whether to eat at Bill’s or Parker’s. Much of Wilson can be divided into Bill’s people and Parker’s people. We are Parker’s people. I like it because if you’re going to the … Continue reading Bill’s, Wilson, North Carolina

DC area Barbecue News: Texas Jack’s

My lovely and talented cousin, Ann Thomas Johnston, points out a promising development across the river in Arlington, Virginia – https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/texas-jacks-raises-washingtons-barbecue-iq/2016/01/30/51d32b98-c461-11e5-8965-0607e0e265ce_story.html Mike Boyd, my new son-in-law (did I mention that Liza is married?) mentioned it a few weeks ago as a place we need to try, so it’s been in the back of my mind while I’ve been shoveling snow.  The closing line – “smoked meats … Continue reading DC area Barbecue News: Texas Jack’s