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BBQ Advisory–Bludso’s Bar & Que, Los Angeles, CA

June 20th, 2018 by

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 …

My First Tastes of Brooklyn Kosher Barbecue

May 28th, 2018 by

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 …

My Colorado Barbecue Guide!

May 10th, 2018 by

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 …

Chef Alex Seidel Makes Me and Colorado Proud at 2018 James Beard Awards

May 7th, 2018 by

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 …

Accolades Galore for African Americans at 2018 James Beard Awards

May 7th, 2018 by

  2018 is a banner year for African Americans at the James Beard Awards. Here’s the roll call: Chef and Restaurant Awards Top Chef alum Nina Compton of Compère Lapin in New Orleans wins “Best Chef: South.”   “I never dreamed …

Let’s Diversify the Barbecue Hall of Fame!

April 4th, 2018 by

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, …