The Brunswick Stew at Parker’s, Wilson, North Carolina

My Aunt, Ann Griffin, and my cousin, Sinclair Griffin Lee, both of the Bill’s Griffins, sent me this article, Sunday and Parker’s Brunswick Stew, from the Wilson Times.  It celebrates a childhood of going to Parker’s for Sunday dinner after trying unsuccessfully to sit still during church.  And it especially celebrates Parker’s Brunswick Stew.  The article provides the Parker’s recipe for Brunswick Stew, which differs from … Continue reading The Brunswick Stew at Parker’s, Wilson, North Carolina

Bum’s Restaurant, Ayden, North Carolina

UPDATE:  I have now been to Bum’s, and it is sensational.  Based on my review of top Eastern North Carolina barbecue places, and same-day follow-up meals at the Skylight Inn and Sam Jones’, I have decided it is the best of Eastern North Carolina.  Read the full review here.   It’s a great place! Now back to our original blog post — I’ve never been … Continue reading Bum’s Restaurant, Ayden, North Carolina

Scared in the Kitchen

My friend Charley Stanchik has a YouTube channel, Scared in the Kitchen.  To begin with, Charles is, first and foremost, a fan of the King, Elvis Presley.  That must be distinctly understood.  Charles is not an Elvis impersonator, but he carries himself in the style the Memphis Mafia — a typical outfit is white tie over a black shirt, two-toned shoes, black pants — and he … Continue reading Scared in the Kitchen

Shuler’s Bar-B-Que Redux, Latta, SC

Nancy and I got off to an early start on our latest trip to Florida, so we breezed by Wilson, NC, before lunch time.  As soon as we passed Wilson we  started getting hungry, but we pushed on to Latta, SC and Shuler’s.  We had dropped in there for a quick sandwich right after having stopped for lunch at McCabe’s in Manning, SC on our last trip … Continue reading Shuler’s Bar-B-Que Redux, Latta, SC

Blue Winged Frog, Front Royal, VA

We were driving north on I-81 on the way back from the Birmingham wedding — and getting hungry.  Nancy got on Yelp and found the highly-rated Blue-Winged Frog in Front Royal, which features a  sandwich called  Death by Pork.  We drove straight to it. The Blue Winged Frog describes their death by pork sandwich as “Lean pork loin stuffed with sage sausage, fresh sage, apples, … Continue reading Blue Winged Frog, Front Royal, VA

Miss Myra’s Redux, Cahaba Heights, Alabama

I really like Miss Myra’s, as regular readers will recall. https://johntannersbbqblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/miss-myras-in-cahaba-heights-alabama/.  But oh, how the mighty have fallen!   I went for lunch before Anne Rain and Hunter’s wedding with Nancy, Mike, my Aunt Jane Simms from Atlanta, and my cousin Scott Griffin of the Bill’s Griffins.  I was thinking of Carlisle’s or SAW’s, but Miss Myra’s was closer, and I had really liked it … Continue reading Miss Myra’s Redux, Cahaba Heights, Alabama

SAW’s Juke Joint, Mountain Brook, Alabama Redux

Mike and I had lunch with my brother Jim and his sons, Jimbo and Henry, while we were in Birmingham for Anne Rain and Hunter’s wedding.  (The ladies were at a bridesmaids’ luncheon.)  There was an initial miscommunication as to location.  Jim said they were going to SAW’s, which I assumed meant the barbecue-focused Homewood  SAW’s.   I should have known that music-centric Henry would steer … Continue reading SAW’s Juke Joint, Mountain Brook, Alabama Redux