The Elvis Tour

My friend Charley reminds me that tomorrow will mark “39 years since the King left the house.”  Garden and Gun offers a timely travel guide for Elvis fans, of whom I am one. The tour includes his birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi — a plain shotgun house that I visited many years ago while on the way from Birmingham to Blytheville, Arkansas to visit my grandmother, … Continue reading The Elvis Tour

Colorado Tour de Barbecue – Moe’s, Vail

I almost didn’t go to Moe’s while we were in Vail.  Everyone was pretty barbecued out.  I did have some time before meeting the others before lunch, so I stopped in and had a pork sandwich.  I was surprised how good it was.  Moe’s uses a box and cherry wood.  The pork is moist and has some smoke taste, but what really helped was the … Continue reading Colorado Tour de Barbecue – Moe’s, Vail

Colorado Tour de Barbecue – Kirby Cosmo’s Ribs – Best in CO

The Sunday Vail Farmers’ Market is a garden of earthly delights.  Next trip I’ll plan on staying for two Sundays because you can’t eat everything you need to eat.  After eating pork and brisket sandwiches and ribs at Wildwood, and after a lobster roll for dessert, I almost didn’t stop at Kirby Cosmos’ stand.   But I stopped to look at it and the siren … Continue reading Colorado Tour de Barbecue – Kirby Cosmo’s Ribs – Best in CO

I’ve Been to the Mountaintop – Colorado Tour de Barbecue

Hallelujah!  I had to climb a mountain but I found the best brisket in Colorado. We climbed Vail Mountain   … well, we took the gondola up Vail Mountain and hiked for a couple of miles with wonderful views and not an excessive amount of oxygen.  We came up over a rise and THERE IT WAS. Barbecue!   And a wood cooker! And meat cooking! … Continue reading I’ve Been to the Mountaintop – Colorado Tour de Barbecue

Colorado Tour de Barbecue Part 2

You have to love the Roaming Buffalo in the University area of Denver a few miles south of downtown.  As they say, it’s smoked low and slow with the sauce on the side — and Colorado craft beer. The owners and staff are lovely people who really care about their work.  They seem to make everything from scratch, including flavored potato chips (sea salt or … Continue reading Colorado Tour de Barbecue Part 2

Colorado Tour de Barbecue – Boney’s Pit BBQ, Denver

I question the reliability of this review because we were starving by the time we ate lunch.  We had flown in from DC and after a 7:00 am EDT breakfast, we had lunch at 3:30 EDT.  We were sufficiently famished that I forgot to take pictures except for a really bad one of the post-meal debris. Boney’s was a short walk from our hotel any … Continue reading Colorado Tour de Barbecue – Boney’s Pit BBQ, Denver