New Orleans by Myra, Lusby, Maryland

We all were out in Cove Point, a small Chesapeake Bay beach community in Calvert County, Maryland, on the western shore of the Bay, just outside Lusby.  Michael was in town working and Nancy and Liza decided to take Ella and Lily up to Annapolis to shop there while Nancy’s co-grandmother, Sue Boyd, watched the girls.  I took a pass on that trip, and instead … Continue reading New Orleans by Myra, Lusby, Maryland

Best Government Response to Lockdowns

Regular readers have met my good friend, Jonathan Breul, most recently here.  When not eating barbecue or lobster, Jon is a leading expert in government organization and efficiency.  No, really.  There is such a thing.  At least Jon tells me there is.  I’ve never seen it, but Jon has made a distinguished career out of it.  Leading governmental and academic institutions suffering dysfunction hire Jon for his … Continue reading Best Government Response to Lockdowns

Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue, Richmond, Virginia

Here’s the headline:   Buz and Ned’s has the best pork barbecue I have tasted so far in the State of Virginia.  It was delicious, with that wonderful flavor of hickory-smoked pork.  And it’s only 100 miles away. The coronavirus lockdown has seriously hampered my barbecue research.   It scotched a couple of planned Virginia trips as well as a trips to Kansas City, upland … Continue reading Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue, Richmond, Virginia

Outstanding Carry-Out: Sloppy Mama’s BBQ, Arlington, Virginia

I’ve reviewed Sloppy Mama’s earlier after I went there in my capacity as the local representative of the Campaign for Real Barbecue.  You can read the review here.   I was very favorably impressed by everything, especially their pork, which I declared the best in the area.  The closest I came to a criticism was lamenting that, like almost everyone else around here, they only … Continue reading Outstanding Carry-Out: Sloppy Mama’s BBQ, Arlington, Virginia