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.


RJA said...

That's like an episode of The Twilight Zone I saw once.

Secret Agent Mom said...

Hmm, I don't remember the gospel account of the Lord's cleansing of the cars or smoking of the unclean meat, but I didn't pay that much attention in Sunday school.

Stacey Greenberg said...

look at all that water! clearly they were just on break from washing cars.

Christina said...

Kind of makes me wanna take up church - kind of. I quit when we moved and didn't get the fish frys anymore!