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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.

June 18th, 2014 - 5:43 pm § in Memphis, Memphis BBQ

Memphis Dive Bar Adventures: Perfect Ribs at 3 a.m.

The Ribs. Succulent, platonically moist, fall-aparty, infused with Memphis-style charcoal smoke, served with a dusting of finishing-spice and a side of sweet house sauce. In other words, perfection.

December 22nd, 2013 - 12:16 pm § in American Barbecue, Photo Essays

An Introduction to American Barbecue

Barbecue is an American tradition that reveals as much about those who make as it does about the location where it is made. These twelve photos will introduce you to some of the places we’ve been and people we’ve met so far.

November 24th, 2013 - 11:21 am § in Carolina BBQ, Photo Essays

The Capital of East Carolina Whole Hog Barbecue: Photos from the Skylight Inn

Known as "Pete Jones" to the locals in tiny Ayden, North Carolina, the Skylight Inn is probably the most famous stronghold of East Carolina barbecue.

September 30th, 2013 - 8:01 am § in Memphis, Memphis BBQ

Payne’s Bar-B-Que: Setting the Bar for Memphis Barbecue, in a Very No-Frills Setting

Payne’s charcoal-smoked fare is a standout example of Memphis barbecue, and no trip would be complete without it. And visiting Payne’s is a trip in itself.

July 21st, 2013 - 9:41 am § in Our Own Manic BBQ, Photo Essays

32 Photos: The Lifecycle of a Backyard Barbecue

This Memorial Day we wanted to pass on the hospitality and generosity that we’ve been shown during our barbecue travels by inviting a few dozen friends over for an all-day barbecue party.

June 3rd, 2013 - 9:04 am § in Memphis, Memphis BBQ

A&R Bar-B-Que: The Best Ribs (We Had) in Memphis

We thought A&R’s had served us the best ribs in Memphis, but the pitmaster thought he could do better. That craftsmanlike drive toward quality made him want his customers to experience the best his restaurant had to offer.

March 21st, 2013 - 8:47 am § in Memphis, Memphis BBQ

Memphis Barbecue Tour 2013: The Plan

We know that the area around Memphis is rich with barbecue and music and this time we’ll be staying there for close to a full week to find as much of it as we can.

February 19th, 2013 - 8:50 am § in College Point, Other BBQ

CPC Vignette: The Xinjiang BBQ Cart of Flushing

Normally when we find a barbecue place that we like it’s in a hard to reach small town. Then we rave about these meals to our friends, which often leaves them feeling envious. Fortunately, our College Point Crawls now allow us to bring our friends to a not so far-flung barbecue find.

January 30th, 2013 - 9:53 am § in Carolina BBQ

The Race to B’s Barbecue, Greenville, NC

The anomalies and challenges surrounding B's Barbecue make it the grail of any barbecue quest, so we made it the first stop on our second North Carolina trip.