Category Archives: Soul Food Scholar

American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Semi-Finalists

Will Gregory American Royal Public Relations Will@willgregorypr.com 816-645-6116 Kansas City, MO., May 24, 2019 — The American Royal is pleased to announce the Barbecue Hall of Fame® 2019 Top 9 Semi-finalists from this year’s nominees. John “Big Daddy” Bishop, Tuscaloosa, …
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Adrian Miller Joins the Board of the American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame

I think it only fitting for the first day of “National Barbecue Month” (known to many people as “May”) to I announce that I’m joining the board of the American Royal’s Barbecue Hall of Fame (“ARBBQHoF”). As you may know, …
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BBQ Advisory–Hank’s Texas Barbecue, Denver, Colorado.

I had some free time before a meeting, and hadn’t eaten lunch. I was pretty close to Hank’s Texas Barbecue. I had a lot from friends about this new spot (open for about a month-and-a-half), so I decided to give …
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BBQ Research–Northern Florida (Limited) Edition

 This is always a welcome sign when I roll up to a barbecue joint, and this greeted me at Gilbert’s Social on Amelia Island, Florida. Gilbert’s Social is owned and operated by Chef Kenny Gilbert. I was eager to …
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BBQ Research–Rodney Scott’s BBQ, Charleston, SC

  I’ve long been a fan of Rodney Scott since I learned about him more than a decade ago through the Southern Foodways Alliance. I’ve been to his family’s restaurant in Hemingway, South Carolina a few times. When I decided …
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BBQ Research–North Carolina Edition

After doing my The President’s Kitchen Cabinet event at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in Charlotte, North Carolina, I took a couple of days to visit some select African American-owned barbecue joints in North Carolina. …
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BBQ Research–Houston, Texas Edition

Let me first write this: Houston is a serious eating town. If you have a diverse palate, you need to book  a trip to this city and stay several days. I was focused on African American barbecue joints, but I …
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Soul Food Scholar Featured on Denver’s Channel 7!

Thanks to Micah Smith for interviewing me about the current trends in soul food. This segment is part of Denver Channel 7’s on-going tribute to Black History Month.  Here’s a link to the full article. Enjoy!

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Soul Food’s Backstory

Have you ever wondered how the term “soul food” came into existence? Well, here’s the backstory! I hope you enjoy Episode 1 of my “Soulful Bites” series produced by Ascender Communications. Episode 1: How Black People Got ‘Soul’ (-Part 1)

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My 25 Best Bites of 2018

This is my first end-of-the-year compilation of the best food that I’ve tasted. Some ground rules: The dish had to be something that I had not tasted before from that specific cook. I had to have taken my own picture …
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