I realized it’s been quite a while since I’ve had any BBQ related posts, and for a site dedicated to finding great BBQ, that’s just unacceptable.
I’m working on a couple BBQ restaurant reviews that I hope to share soon, planning a few adventures in search of great ‘Que and am always looking for folks who'd like to write a guest post for the Best BBQ in Town section of this site, but also wanted to share some other things as part of this BBQ roundup.
After all, I think any news about BBQ is good news!
This “Confessions of a Fat Bastard” article by Daniel Vaughn in Texas Monthly is fantastic. If you’re not familiar with him, Daniel is the Barbecue Editor for Texas Monthly and spends his time traveling around the state of Texas trying and reviewing all types of barbecue. This story, which is written by him, gives a glimpse into what life is like for him and all the pleasures and challenges of being the “nation’s first and only full-time barbecue editor.” I also recommend following Daniel on Twitter and Instagram at @BBQSnob.
His Instagram feed is constantly making me drool, especially with shots like this.
A few weeks ago, I was flying home and had a few hours to kill in Atlanta so I went over to Victory Sandwich Bar for dinner. I’ll give more details about the experience in my full restaurant review, but couldn’t resist sharing that I had the opportunity to try smoked beets! They were actually pastrami smoked beets! It was quite interesting. Sadly, it wasn’t very photogenic at all.
As much as I loved my time at the University of Georgia, I’m worried I went to the wrong school. I mean, how could anyone resist going to Texas A&M just to have the chance to take ANSC 289 Texas Barbecue? That’s right. It’s an entire class about barbecue. God bless you, Aggies.
I’m not sure if it’s a class that’s offered on a regular basis, but here’s a copy of the syllabus from Fall 2013. Look at that schedule? Is this not the greatest class ever?
I can’t handle it.
Doesn’t it seem like BBQ and college football season go perfectly together? It was actually the inspiration for the name of this blog because my idea of a perfect day is watching college football while having some BBQ cooking in the smoker.
It’s the perfect tailgate food and there are so many different types of barbecue to enjoy depending on which part of the country you’re in.
This picture is from Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples. Andy is a senior writer who covers college football, but he’s also a barbecue connoisseur. He's another recommended follow on Twitter at @Andy_Staples.
He took this shot at The Southern Belly BBQ in Columbia, South Carolina. The sandwich is called The Wookie, which has pulled pork, three cheeses, bacon, grilled onions & BBQ sauce.
Clearly, we all need to get to Columbia to try this.
Have you had any great BBQ lately? Leave a comment and let me know about it!