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August 5th, 2018 - 2:13 pm § in Kentucky BBQ

Manic Kentucky Barbecue Adventures: Monroe County Shoulder at The Smokey Pig in Bowling Green

There are plenty of regional variations in American barbecue. But there might not be a stranger style -- or one that's more difficult to make -- than Monroe County Pork Shoulder from Monroe County, Kentucky.

December 29th, 2017 - 7:56 pm § in Memphis, Memphis BBQ

What Leonard’s Pork Volcano Taught Us About Being “Memphis Famous”

Leonard’s Pit Barbecue is one of the oldest and “top” spots in one of America’s barbecue capitals, but it has very little national hype. We went to find out why.

March 5th, 2017 - 12:40 pm § in Kentucky BBQ, Near South

Manic Kentucky Barbecue Adventures: A Fiery Welcome to Roy’s Bar-B-Que in Russellville, KY

It was well past sundown when the Ford Ranger rolled up to us in the shadows behind Roy’s. All the employees were gone, and we definitely weren’t supposed to be there. The headlights turned off & the truck crawled closer, like a predator stalking prey.

August 7th, 2016 - 9:41 am § in American Barbecue

Watching COPS and Talking 9/11 at Mac’s Bar-B-Que (Jackson, TN)

Not every barbecue story is about smoke, meat, and tradition. This one is about the man behind Mac’s Bar-B-Que in Jackson, TN.

May 27th, 2016 - 12:59 am § in Kentucky BBQ

Ghost Pit Tour: Mr. BBQ & More (Grand Rivers, KY)

We didn’t make it to Cy Quarles’ Mr. BBQ & More before it closed for good, but we did find the chance to practice some barbecue anthropology.

August 26th, 2015 - 4:11 pm § in Memphis, Memphis BBQ

Tops Bar-B-Q: Home of the Barbecue Cheeseburger (Memphis, TN)

We like barbecue. We like cheeseburgers. In Memphis, the Tops Bar-B-Q franchise is known as the place to go for a barbecue cheeseburger.

May 27th, 2015 - 11:23 am § in American Barbecue

It’s All About That Interaction

We learned about barbecue by asking questions and taking photos. On June 3, 2015 we discussed that process at Boston’s Photographic Resource Center.

August 27th, 2014 - 6:32 pm § in Texas BBQ

The Road to Fargo’s Pit BBQ (Bryan, TX)

You get to towns like Bryan, Texas by driving long miles. You drive past grazing cattle. You drive past trees of oak and mesquite. You drive past the ingredients, what the barbecue is made of.

July 27th, 2014 - 9:38 pm § in Memphis, Memphis BBQ

Up All Night: Craig Meek’s Memphis Barbecue Release Party

It may not be suitable for the cover, but the best quote about Craig Meek’s Memphis Barbecue: A Succulent History of Smoke Sauce and Soul came from the book’s release party.

June 18th, 2014 - 5:48 pm § in Memphis, Memphis BBQ

Memphis Dive Bar Adventures: Bar-B-Brawl at the Bar That Never Closes

It was about 3 a.m. and time to eat dinner again. Even before leaving the Northeast, we’d labeled the ribs at Alex’s Tavern one holy grail of our Memphis quest.