Category Archives: Barbecue

Seeking BBQ Research Assistants!

SEEKING BBQ RESEARCH ASSISTANTS My next book will be on African American barbecue culture, and it’s going to be NEXT LEVEL. In order for that to happen, I’ll need to eat my way through the country as I once did …
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Let’s Diversify the Barbecue Hall of Fame!

Did you know that there is a “Barbecue Hall of Fame” (BHOF)? It’s been around since 2012, and they’ve had several inductee classes. Unfortunately, people of color and women are woefully underrepresented. This year, for the first time I believe, …
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BBQ Advisory–Smokin Yard’s BBQ–Part 2

This is a very belated post, but I hit Smokin Yard’s to check out the menu items that I didn’t get to the first time around. Here’s a quick rundown:   Baby back ribs: great smoke, tender and good flavor. …
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BBQ Advisory–Smokin Yard’s BBQ’s New Denver Location

Through sheer luck, I stumbled upon the “soft opening” for Denver location of Smokin Yard’s BBQ (“SYBBQ”). I visited he first location is in Idaho Springs a couple of years ago. I thought the bbq was pretty solid then, and …
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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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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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