Many Americans are driving to Florida this winter. For those of us on the East Coast, that means a lot of time on I-95, a lot of stops for refreshment, and probably an overnight. You’re pretty much on your own for food recommendations if you’re coming from north of Washington, aside from Forno’s of Spain in Newark. I really would love to have your suggestions — send … Continue reading Where to Eat on I-95 from Washington to Florida: Updated
Nancy and I recently were to Dover to continue on our goal of 10K guided walks (Volksmarches) in each of the 50 state capitals. We’re at 24 now. Since I’m always on the lookout for new barbecue places, I checked Yelp, and Mission Barbecue came up as the best local place. Off we went, and found a mixed bag. Note: Mission is part of a chain, one … Continue reading Mission Barbecue, Dover, Delaware
While I was lounging by the pool in Palm Beach Shores (the poor section of Palm Beach) in January, I met Lou Cella. I had on an Alabama cap — always a good conversation starter — and Lou will be instructing at a football camp in Tuscaloosa this Spring. The conversation naturally turned to ribs. Lou had been to Tuscaloosa before — he coaches at … Continue reading Dinosaur Barbecue, Syracuse, New York
Barbecue in Manhattan? Why not? I’ve found great barbecue in Amsterdam, of all places, at the amazing Pendergast, so why not Manhattan? Here’s what you need to know about Blue Smoke: You should Definitely go there. Order the chicken wings. Order a lot. After 8:00 they are 50 cents each. They are sensational. Perhaps the best wings on earth. Or order the Brisket dinner and … Continue reading Blue Smoke, New York, New York
Black-Eyed Sally’s is a Blues and Barbecue place in downtown Hartford. Nancy and I stumbled upon it at the end of our 10k volksmarch* in Hartford, the day after her high school reunion in Glastonbury. I entered with some trepidation (Barbecue in Hartford? Good food in a music venue?), but was very pleasantly surprised. Black-Eyed Sally’s has something of a dark, juke joint atmosphere, as … Continue reading Black-Eyed Sally’s Southern Kitchen and Bar, Hartford, Connecticut
DC area barbecue aficionado Richard McDonough is relocating to New Hampshire. Expect a major upswing in barbecue quality there. From his July 3 party – Continue reading Richard McDonough to New Hampshire!
September 29, 2014: There is more to life than barbecue — really — and we pause to salute Spanky’s in Hyannis for their lobster salad-on-a-salad (Caesar here). It is on the water right by the ferries for Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, and they give you a whole lot of lobster and it is very good. Continue reading Spanky’s in Hyannis, Massachusetts
July 8, 2011: I like their menu. Right on ‘Cue I met Rodney Scott at the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in Manhattan last summer. He was one of the most talked about attendees, having recently been featured in both a New York Times article and the Southern Foodways Alliance’s GARDENANDGUN.COM Continue reading Right on ‘Cue in Manhattan