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Blog archives: November 2015

1 day, 3 Barbecue meals .... Oh Yes!

November 18, 2015, 3:34 am

We caught up with old friends in Atlanta over the weekend.  Spending time with old friends we seldom see has been the highlight of this trip, topping any amount of great barbecue. Having said that, Rod and Linda knew we were exploring BBQ so wanted us to try a couple…Read more »

I'll Take a Hoppy Amber

November 17, 2015, 2:54 pm

It not so long ago that beer in the USA meant Bud, Sam Adams and a few other big brands ... but these days, parts of the USA are a beer drinker's heaven with craft breweries popping up quicker than you can say "21st Amendment*". Whilst I guess this is…Read more »

"Tell him Miss Naomi sent you."

November 13, 2015, 1:52 pm

Hemingway, SC is not a place on everyone's destination bucket list; a small American town where the post office shuts for lunch and no one passes a stranger in distress. As we stood, perplexed, outside the Post Office where we'd hoped to find directions to Rodney Scott's BBQ (don't trust…Read more »

Just like Grandma used to make; well almost....

November 9, 2015, 10:45 pm

Latest stop on the bbq tour was this morning at Southern Smoke BBQ in Garland, North Carolina. Owned by Matthew Register, the building itself is pretty small in what you could call a one horse town.…Read more »

Barbecue isn't a verb, an event or a piece of equipment.....

November 8, 2015, 2:36 pm

When we were planning this trip I hoped to meet some true barbecue zealots. I imagined out of the way shacks with bearded guys sipping beer whilst swathed in wood smoke with entrenched views about the right and wrong way to cook barbecue. Today we met Wyatt, a North Carolina…Read more »

Coffee Culture, Alexandria

November 6, 2015, 3:16 pm

On previous visits to the States, I would say I found the coffee experience a little underwhelming; bottomless coffee maybe but weak and watery and better avoided. Yesterday however we had a great…Read more »

Barbeque #1

November 6, 2015, 12:41 pm

Today was our first step into the world of barbeque right here in Virginia, just south of Washington DC. Virginia barbeque isn't as hotly contested as its cousins in the Carolinas (seemingly), however there's still a lot going on. Our first distraction was the ME Springs coffee house and roasting…Read more »

Here We Go ........

November 4, 2015, 9:48 am

Morning all.  We are sat in Heathrow airport, munching scarmbled aggs and smoked salmon and  waiting for flight BA217 to Washington DC.  All on time and running to plan after a short night's sleep and very early start in Herefordshire where we'd dropped of the dogs for their holiday with…Read more »