Wilber’s, Goldsboro, North Carolina: The Re-Opening Menu is Here!

Many thanks to my good friend Dan Kenney, the genius behind the Coach4aday blog, the host of the Annual Beer Snob Pig Picking, our Senior Carolina Correspondent, and the Master of the Deep Fried Turkey.  Dan sent this good news from North Carolina.  The much-anticipated — I should say much yearned-for reopening of Wilber’s is very close.  The pit has been rebuilt, and they have set … Continue reading Wilber’s, Goldsboro, North Carolina: The Re-Opening Menu is Here!

Great Barbecue on Thursdays at the Riverdale Park, Maryland, Farmers Market

The great barbecue is from 2fifty Texas BBQ, which I have reviewed here, and whose quarantine carry-out procedures I’ve detailed here.  The carry-out process is well thought out, careful, safe, and efficient.  And tasty.  This is easily the best barbecue available anywhere in the area, and the brisket is the best for hundreds of miles. The only problem is that for now, their current shop … Continue reading Great Barbecue on Thursdays at the Riverdale Park, Maryland, Farmers Market

Celebrating Diversity — A Look Back at BBQ4Life, Boise, Idaho

Nancy has been unusually defensive of vegans.  It may have been prompted by my Facebook comment a while back about Podnah’s Pit included what some have taken as a hit against Vegans, to wit “Let’s say you’re in Portland, Oregon, and the last four restaurants you’ve been to were exclusively Vegan.  (It happens there.)  Here’s where you go -“.  It’s possible that my “0% Vegan” … Continue reading Celebrating Diversity — A Look Back at BBQ4Life, Boise, Idaho

Troy’s BBQ, Boynton Beach, Florida

  As I mentioned in my review of Off Tha Bone in West Palm Beach, Robert Moss’ Cue Sheet article about some good barbecue places in Tampa inspired me to try once again to find good barbecue in Florida while Nancy and I spent a long week in Palm Beach Shores.  That’s on Singer Island, the next island north of Palm Beach.   My research identified … Continue reading Troy’s BBQ, Boynton Beach, Florida

Off Tha Bone, West Palm Beach, Florida

As anyone who has read this Blog for a while knows, I focus on seafood and Cuban restaurants when I’m in Florida: no barbecue.  Inspired, however, by Robert Moss’ ‘Cue Sheet article on some good barbecue in Tampa, not to mention my ever-present desire to eat some good barbecue, I decided to try to find some good places in Palm Beach County.  Nancy and I were staying in … Continue reading Off Tha Bone, West Palm Beach, Florida

Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q, Douglasville, Georgia

Nancy and I recently went down to Birmingham for Sammy Horwitz’s bat mitzvah.  We decided to fly to Atlanta and rent a car, which saved us some money and, more important, gave me the opportunity to try another barbecue place.  My limited research — I was looking for a place that cooks exclusively with wood — led us to Williamson Bros. in Douglasville, which had … Continue reading Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q, Douglasville, Georgia

2Fifty Texas BBQ, Riverdale Park, Maryland

UPDATE:  I’ve described 2Fifty Texas’ excellent carry-out procedures (and their delicious smoked chicken) here.  You can also get their great barbecue at the Riverdale Park Farers Market on Thursdays, as detailed here, 2Fifty Texas BBQ — also known as 250 Texas BBQ and 2fifty Texas BBQ — has the best brisket in Maryland, possibly the best brisket this side of … Lewis Barbecue in Charleston, South … Continue reading 2Fifty Texas BBQ, Riverdale Park, Maryland

Sloppy Mama’s, Arlington, Virginia

Sloppy Mama’s is the best barbecue place in the Washington area — at least in the DC-Virginia part of the area.  I’m hedging because there are a couple of new all-wood barbecue places in Maryland that I haven’t tried. so stay tuned.  I’m keeping my powder dry, but Sloppy Mama’s owns the DC-Virginia crown. I went to Sloppy Mama’s as part of my continuing efforts on … Continue reading Sloppy Mama’s, Arlington, Virginia

Pappy’s Smokehouse, St. Louis, Missouri

Pappy’s Smokehouse is the highest-rated barbecue place in St. Louis on Yelp and Trip Advisor and most other “Best” lists.  Pappy’s is especially known for their ribs, which some consider the best in the US.  That made it a must-stop on our last day in St. Louis. The approach to Pappy’s is beautiful.  There are five big Ole Hickory cookers outside, each one of which has … Continue reading Pappy’s Smokehouse, St. Louis, Missouri

Noble Smoke, Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte need no longer skulk about when people are talking about barbecue.  Noble Smoke has arrived and Charlotte can hold its head high: they have a Top Place. It was not always so.  Famously, when Charlotte was announced as the site of the 2012 Democratic Convention, Michelle Obama touted Charlotte’s “great barbecue.”  Mayor Anthony Foxx, perhaps America’s most honest elected official since … George Washington … Continue reading Noble Smoke, Charlotte, North Carolina