Friday, May 18, 2007

Friday Night Videos

Mmmmmmmmm… sausages?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Guest Post: Charity BBQ

I've been waffling back and forth about allowing guest posts on this here Bar-B-Log. Most folks seem to have strong opinions regarding BBQ, and I'm here to spout my own ideology and document my own personal barbecue journey. I don't want to muddy the waters or set a bad precedent. That being said, I'm posting this for the following reasons: 1) The guest is my wife. 2) The photo is excellent. 3) The guest is my wife.

from Moxie Dynamite

One thing that is great about living in Memphis is that if all the BBQ joints in town suddenly closed, you could still find decent barbecue pretty much anywhere. You might have to drive down streets you don't normally travel, such as 3rd Street south of downtown, which is where I was driving yesterday when I came across a sign that said "Support the Work of the Lord! Charity Car Wash & BBQ."

When I stopped to take a picture of the sign, the nice man doing the cooking came over to hand me some flyers advertising barbecue plates for $5 and $7, and sandwiches for $3 and $3.50, in addition to rib tips, turkey legs, chicken, hot fried fish and bologna. Not to mention a hand car wash for $8! According to the flyer they would be there through Saturday so I made plans to come back today to get a sandwich and maybe a much-needed car wash.

One of the problems with living in Memphis is you can't always count on a guy you meet on the street to be there with barbecue when he says he will. I went back today ready to put in three orders and equipped with a shiny $20 bill to cover the food and the car, and there was no one there, as if I had imagined the whole thing! Luckily I at least took a picture of the sign. Since I had promised my friends barbecue, I drove to Tops and got us all some sandwiches that were so delicious they were worth the trouble.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Friday Night Videos

What goes great with BBQ? Did you say french fries? Did you say potato salad? Well, do I have a deal for you! Tater Mitts! Order yours today.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Say It Ain't So

Smokey Bones is shutting down. A lousy chain barbecue restaurant closing up shop in Memphis isn't particularly surprising. However, they had few non-BBQ items that were OK, and the service was always interesting. One thing is for sure, I am sure as hell gonna miss the bag of donuts. I don't care if I've got The Sugars. If they're still open this week, I'm risking a spike in my glucose.

Update: No more donuts. According to their answering machine, the Memphis location has closed.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Too Much Information

As part of the continuing series, "Get to Know Your Blogger," I was interviewed Dick Cavett style by überblogger Stacey Greenberg. You can read my hilarious responses at Fertile Ground.

More on the series here and here. And of course, here's a list.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

National BBQ Month

How did I not know that National BBQ Month starts today? And, how did I not know there exists an Official Website of the National Barbecue Association? And, why in the world isn't it based in Memphis? And, is Butch Hofferbert really the "nicest credit card guy on Earth?"

For only $50 a year, I feel almost obligated to join. I missed this year's conference, but I think I might have to check that out in 2008. Who's coming with?