Helen’s Bar-B-Q, Brownsville, Tennessee

The Southern Foodways Alliance (click on the link) has made a film about Helen Turner, the pit master, owner, and everything else at Helen’s Bar-B-Q in Brownsville, Tennessee.  Ms. Helen makes barbecue the way barbecue should be made: in a  pit over wood coals — hickory and oak, in her case.  She serves pork shoulders, ribs, chicken, Polish sausage, and bologna.  I’ve never been to Helen’s, but it’s on my list for my much-delayed West Tennessee trip.

You should watch the film.  Like Ms. Toostie at Snow’s in Lexington, Texas, she’s a national treasure.


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3 thoughts on “Helen’s Bar-B-Q, Brownsville, Tennessee

  1. Hello john Tanner . This week is Elvis week 2017 and the king’s 82nd birthday on the 8th. Im making my version of Elvis favorite sandwich Fools Gold Loaf made of a jar of peanut butter,a jar of jelly ,a pound of bacon a loaf of bread and a special ingredient a pound of cheese on my cooking show Scared In the kitchen on YouTube. See it and share it if you dare.

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