Back to Rosemary Bistro and Cafe, Washington, DC

I’d been to Rosemary Bistro for an impromptu lunch back in the late summer and was vey impressed, as you can see from my review, here. It took me a while to get back, however. I have decided views on food to go. Some dishes are perfect for carry-out or delivery. That’s a strength of the red sauce dishes at Mama Lucia, for example. Other … Continue reading Back to Rosemary Bistro and Cafe, Washington, DC

This Just In! Shuler’s BBQ is Opening a Second Location in Lake City, South Carolina

Big News, straight from a Facebook post — Shuler’s is expanding! in addition to the original location in Latta, just off I-95, there will be a new location at 1224 West Turbeville Highway in Lake City, starting today. I’ve written about Shuler’s here and here, and you can see a guest review by Dan Kenney, our Senior Carolina Correspondent and Turkey Deep Fryer, here. Shuler’s … Continue reading This Just In! Shuler’s BBQ is Opening a Second Location in Lake City, South Carolina

Where to Eat along I-95 between Washington and Florida

We’re getting into prime Spring Break season, and there you are, all vaccinated (twice!) and oh so ready to get away. You’ve been stuck at home staring at your Zoom monitor for over a year, so this is an especially good time to drive south. Not to the madness of of collegiate destinations like South Beach, but south to wide beaches, sunshine, and gentle breezes. … Continue reading Where to Eat along I-95 between Washington and Florida

Ten of the South’s Most Legendary Barbecue Joints Worth a Detour

The Annual Southern Living Best of the South Issue has two great contributions by the estimable Robert Moss. He’s the guy who has the job I almost … almost wish I had. (I’ll stick to being the Principal Assistant Nanny for Ella and Lily Boyd over any job … Supreme Court Justice, Commissioner of Baseball … even Barbecue Editor for Southern Living.) For one of … Continue reading Ten of the South’s Most Legendary Barbecue Joints Worth a Detour

Mecho’s Dominican Kitchen, Washington, DC

Is this the best pork in DC? That’s what I asked myself after taking one bite of my lunch. Mecho’s is a nice new place at 2450 Market Street NE Suite #801, in the Big Box development off South Dakota Avenue in Northeast DC — the one with the Costco that sells liquor (and sometimes over- or under-prices wines beyond belief, and the traffic pattern … Continue reading Mecho’s Dominican Kitchen, Washington, DC

The New Sandwiches at Jetties, Washington, DC

My son-in-law, Michael Boyd, alerted me to the fact that Jetties has two new sandwiches on their menu, at least in the Chevy Chase DC and Foxhall Road locations. Michael added — this is the important part — both sandwiches are really good. As usual, Michael was right. You can take what he says to the bank. The two sandwiches are a cheese steak — … Continue reading The New Sandwiches at Jetties, Washington, DC

Ramey’s Bar B Que, Parsons, Tennessee: The Pig is Back on the Pit!

Great news for barbecue lovers who live in Tennessee or who, like me, plan to go there. Ramey’s is back selling the best whole hog barbecue in Tennessee. Indeed, I’ll go further and say Ramey’s has the best whole hog barbecue outside of Eastern North Carolina. As my most devoted readers will recall, Ramey’s doesn’t cook barbecue from November into March. The cold weather requires … Continue reading Ramey’s Bar B Que, Parsons, Tennessee: The Pig is Back on the Pit!

B. Cooper Barbecue, Austin, Texas

I’ve been doing a lot of research into Virginia barbecue places as part of my duties as Regional Smoke Detector with the Campaign for Real Barbecue. I’m trying to identify places that cook the traditional way — the best way — exclusively with wood and charcoal, no heat from gas or electricity. I’ve been spinning my wheels a lot, and would be lost without the … Continue reading B. Cooper Barbecue, Austin, Texas