Pecan Lodge, Dallas, Texas

Texas Monthly rates the Pecan Lodge in the Deep Ellum section Dallas as one of the 50 best barbecue places in Texas.  Actually, with the subtlety and humility for which Texas is known, they rate it as one the 50 best barbecue places in the world, all of the top 50 being in Texas. Our intrepid Senior Roving Reporter, Doug Jacobson (better known as the Kansas … Continue reading Pecan Lodge, Dallas, Texas

Dinosaur Barbecue, Syracuse, New York

While I was lounging by the pool in Palm Beach Shores (the poor section of Palm Beach) in January, I met Lou Cella.  I had on an Alabama cap — always a good conversation starter — and Lou will be instructing at a football camp in Tuscaloosa this Spring.  The conversation naturally turned to ribs.  Lou had been to Tuscaloosa before — he coaches at … Continue reading Dinosaur Barbecue, Syracuse, New York

Environmental Minute: Invasive Species

Wild boars — or wild pigs, or, if you’re from Arkansas, Razorbacks — are multiplying rapidly across the United States and causing a lot of problems.  They now do over $1.5 billion of damage to crops, forests, and neighborhoods each year, up from $800 million a year in 2000.  Once confined to the South, they are now in 35 states, including Hawaii (they apparently are … Continue reading Environmental Minute: Invasive Species