Mission Barbecue, Dover, Delaware

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

Dinosaur Barbecue, Syracuse, New York

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

Blue Smoke, New York, 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 Southern Kitchen and Bar, Hartford, Connecticut

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