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A Taste of Piedmont-style BBQ

Thanks to friends Carroll Leggett and Peter Hairston, I grubbed on some Piedmont-style bbq by visiting Lexington Barbecue, also known as Honey Monk’s. I had a coarse chopped pork plate with reddish bbq slaw, pickles, fries, hush puppies, Cheerwine and …
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Black’s Barbecue, Lockhart, TX

I had some free time after wrapping up my talk at the Texas Book Festival, si I trekked to Lockhart, Texas to visit some old school Texas-style barbecue places. First up was Black’s barbecue. When you enter, you line up …
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Acadiana Restaurant, Washington, D.C.

After my event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., I caught up with a friend for a late meal at Acadiana. I’ve long wanted to eat there, but never got the chance. Fortunately, my friend Dimple was game. …
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Fargo’s Pit BBQ in Bryan, TX.

While in Austin for the Texas Book Festival, I was lucky enough to hear about another African American-owned-and-operated barbecue restaurant in Bryan, Texas (not too far from College Station, home of Texas A&M). Daniel Vaughn, Texas Monthly’s barbecue editor, love …
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Davis Grocery & BBQ in Taylor, Texas.

In preparation for my next book, I’ve been on the lookout for African American-owned-and-operated barbecue restaurants. I found a great one in Taylor, Texas. The place is run by Rev. James Davis (pictured below in black), who started a grocery …
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Terra Vita Festival 2017 Recap

I spent a few wonderful days in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The festival explores a wide range of sustainability issues. I was on a panel discussing healthy soul food with Ed and Ryan Mitchell (a father and son whole hog …
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National Dessert Day Tribute

I found out earlier that today is “National Dessett Day.” As a tribute, here are some of my favorite dessert pictures in recent memory: Enjoy!

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8 Great Soul Food Spots in St. Louis

8 Great Soul Food Spots in St. Louis.
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When Red Drink Flowed in Vietnam

When red drink flowed in Vietnam.
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Happy Anniversary, NMAAHC!

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (“NMAAHC”) recently celebrated its first year of being open to the public. I had the pleasure of visiting the NMAAHC in late October 2016. I was in Washington, D.C. to be …
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