Ramey’s Whole Hog BBQ, Parsons, Tennessee

Ramey’s is a treasure. It really should be a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site to celebrate barbecue — in this case whole hog barbecue. I’d been there once before during my Great Memphis Region Barbecue Sandwich Tour. (See posts for August-September, 2019; and here for Ramey’s.) Ramey’s is only 113 miles from Nashville, traveling as we did via the Loveless Cafe and Motel, and I would … Continue reading Ramey’s Whole Hog BBQ, Parsons, Tennessee

Loveless Cafe and Motel, Nashville, Tennessee

I occasionally take barbecue-eating trips, but even on those trips it isn’t all about barbecue. I also eat country ham biscuits. See, e.g., here. When we went to eat barbecue in Nashville (“the other Nashville,” as they say in Eastern North Carolina), for our very first meal we headed straight to the Loveless Cafe down in the southwestern extremity of Davidson County. They say the … Continue reading Loveless Cafe and Motel, Nashville, Tennessee

The Barbecue Exchange, Gordonsville, Virginia

My last stop on this barbecue-eating trip took me to Gordonsville, Virginia, just a couple of hours from Washington. Rather than keep you in suspense, I’ll tell you up front that I was very pleased with the Barbecue Exchange. It’s well worth a visit. Before I get into that, Gordonsville is a lovely little town. The main street is only a few blocks long, but … Continue reading The Barbecue Exchange, Gordonsville, Virginia

Beale’s Brewery, Bedford, Virginia

After my lunch at Ace Biscuit and Barbecue, I headed south for a second lunch or early dinner at Beale’s Brewery in Bedford, Virginia. I’d been to Bedford once before with Nancy to see the National D-Day Memorial there. Bedford lost more local citizens per capita on D-Day than any other town or city in the United States. It’s an evocative memorial. Water spurts up … Continue reading Beale’s Brewery, Bedford, Virginia

Ace Biscuit and Barbecue, Charlottesville, Virginia

I got ahead of myself with that post on Edley’s in Nashville. I had mentioned earlier, in my post on The Avenue, that I was then just back from an eating trip to Virginia, to the detriment of my waistline. Let’s get back to that and restore some order to this Blog, beginning with a great place for both wood-cooked barbecue and breakfast. For my … Continue reading Ace Biscuit and Barbecue, Charlottesville, Virginia

Edley’s Bar-B-Que, Nashville, Tennessee

Nancy and I spent a long weekend in Nashville, and had a great time. The two immediate lures were (1) the Barbecue Bros ranking of the top five barbecue places in Nashville, and (2) really cheap airfares on Southwest. The Barbecue Bros are three friends from High Point, North Carolina who, as every good North Carolinian, like to eat barbecue. The Bros, Speedy, Monk, and … Continue reading Edley’s Bar-B-Que, Nashville, Tennessee