ZZQ Texas Craft Barbeque, Richmond, Virginia

Friends, hop in your car right this minute and drive to Richmond while a passenger reads this exciting episode to you.  ZZQ definitely is a Top Place. After my delightful if ill-timed visit to SMoHK, I drove around a little to get ready to check out ZZQ.  I like to wait at least a half hour between meals.  Actually, I’d already stopped at ZZQ to verify … Continue reading ZZQ Texas Craft Barbeque, Richmond, Virginia

Wilber’s is Open!

Drop everything!  Wilber’s is back!  Hop in your car and head to Goldsboro!  They’re opening with a limited menu and curbside service only, but the limited menu includes barbecue and hushpuppies and chicken.   Who cares about the rest?  The promise of my hope-filled Saturday drive-by has been realized. You can call your order in at 919-778-5218, or give your order to a parking attendant. … Continue reading Wilber’s is Open!

SMoHK Catering and Barbecue, Richmond, Virginia

Hard on the heels of Independence Day, my travels on behalf of the Campaign for Real Barbecue took me to Richmond.  My research had identified SMoHK not only as a place that cooks exclusively with wood and charcoal, but also as one of the top barbecue places in Richmond.  Serendipitously, SMoHK also played into my decision to research Brunswick stew more carefully, as SMoHK won USA … Continue reading SMoHK Catering and Barbecue, Richmond, Virginia

Independence Day 2020 in Cove Point, Maryland

I’ll go out on a limb here and say that 2020 has not been the most pleasant year that I can remember.  Still, it has had its moments.  Here’s what I did on July 4 to celebrate the throwing off of the British yoke — the defeat of the world’s greater empire, and a pivotal expansion of freedom in the world: Usually I’m in Washington … Continue reading Independence Day 2020 in Cove Point, Maryland