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Celebrating a Century with Cake!

  We had a very blessed time celebrating the 100th birthday of Lometa Gaskin, one of the church mothers at Campbell Chapel African Methodist Church in Denver, Colorado.  In the weeks leading up to her birthday, we asked Sister Gaskin …
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Time to Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day!

  July 6th is “National Fried Chicken Day”! To encourage your celebration of this most important day, here’s round-up of some things that I’ve done about fried chicken: A fun video: Some articles: “The History of Fried Chicken in London,” …
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July 4th Meal Recap–Especially Those Alligator Legs!

  Let’s face it. When one wants to be an known as a barbecue expert, one’s grill game has to be tight. At this point in my life, I’m far better at eating barbecue than cooking it. My dad usually …
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Soul Food Advisory: Catfish Haven, Denver, Colorado

  For whatever reason, two people from very different parts of my life mentioned Catfish Haven during the past week. So when a catfish-loving friend visiting Denver asked me to take to her to a spot, I immediately thought of …
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BBQ Advisory–BigMista’s Barbecue & Sammich Shop, Long Beach, CA

I was going to post this in a few days, but I just saw this in Jenn Harris’s June 19th “Daily Dish” column for the Los Angeles Times: “Long Beach is about to lose some serious BBQ. Neil Strawder and …
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BBQ Advisory–Bludso’s Bar & Que, Los Angeles, CA

This is a throwback post! I was in Los Angeles last January for the 2018 NAACP Image Awards. My book, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet, was nominated for “Outstanding Literary Work–Non-fiction.” As you probably know, I’m always “researching” soul food and barbecue …
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BBQ Advisory: Hungry Wolf BBQ & Catfish, Denver, CO

My friend Mark Antonation, a food writer for Westword, tipped me off to Hungry Wolf BBQ and Catfish–a new barbecue joint in my part of town. Although he did so under whack circumstances. It turned out that right after Hungry Wolf …
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My First Tastes of Brooklyn Kosher Barbecue

The first time that I’d heard about kosher barbecue was in the context of the annual kosher barbecue contests held around the U.S. I didn’t know that more kosher barbecue restaurants are opening up across the country as well. I …
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My Colorado Barbecue Guide!

Looking for great barbecue in Denver?  Thanks to Kevin Kelly of Kevin’s BBQ Joints, here’s a video giving you my recommendations for Denver and beyond! Restaurants mentioned: Top Choices in the Denver area Boney’s Smokehouse Burnt End BBQ TRU Colotexmex …
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Chef Alex Seidel Makes Me and Colorado Proud at 2018 James Beard Awards

WINNER: #jbfa Best Chef: Southwest is Denver’s Alex Seidel of Mercantile Dining & Provision https://t.co/4jMrUHcAKj pic.twitter.com/FycPoLOdjd — Eater (@Eater) May 8, 2018 I’m sooooo happy for Chef Alex Seidel! He’s been nominated several times, but tonight he won his first …
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