Tag Archives: BBQ

SpaghettiQs

The last time we were in Memphis, my wife and I had some very tasty BBQ spaghetti at Neely’s BBQ. When we were looking for someplace to have lunch in Nashville, the Neely’s name caught our eye on the Urbanspoon … Continue reading

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Nosy Parker

Neither my friend nor I had any change for the parking meter. We had searched for good restaurants on our respective smart phones and had settled on 8407 Kitchen Bar in Silver Spring, Maryland. Among other things, they are known … Continue reading

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Above Parfait

“BBQ Pitmasters” seems to be on every time I flip past a new cable channel called Destination America. I can relate to the cooking competition on that show much more easily than any of the gourmet cooking shows my wife … Continue reading

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Maryville and Maryland

Father’s Day weekend is a great time for a BBQ contest. For the second consecutive year, I was invited to be a judge at the Big BBQ Bash in Blount County, which benefits the Helen Ross McNabb Center. We tasted … Continue reading

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Butcher and Baker

The recent addition of three items to my small collection of 1982 World’s Fair memorabilia made me want to revisit Sweet P’s Barbeque and Soul House. The World’s Fair logo is everywhere at Sweet P’s. In addition to the collectibles … Continue reading

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Rib Tease

Cooking Channel is not available in high-definition on my cable system but several of their shows can be seen in HD via On Demand. As a high-def snob, I chose not to watch the standard-definition version of “United Tastes of … Continue reading

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Power of Suggestion

Sweet P’s Barbeque and Soul House was featured on the “Ribs” episode of “United Tastes of America” this past week.The Cooking Channel show is hosted by Jeffrey Saad, who came in second on “Next Food Network Star.” The restaurant has … Continue reading

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Dog Days

There is a small cinder-block shack on Middlebrook Pike that captivates my imagination. I used to stop there regularly for BBQ when it housed M&M Catering. I visited two or three times when it was home to Two Sisters Gourmet … Continue reading

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nuqDaq ‘oH puchpa”e’

It was obvious from the packet of instructions for the judges that the organizers of the Big BBQ Bash knew what they were doing. I’ve been invited to judge a few cooking contests over the years. Usually the instructions are … Continue reading

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Veg Out

Fr. Ragan Schriver was definitely outside his comfort zone on Friday night. It’s not often that a vegetarian goes to a barbeque festival. I persuaded my friend to show up at Sevierville’s Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass on his way home … Continue reading

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Frank and Beans

Three of the dishes in the Anything Bush’s Beans category at Sevierville’s Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass on Friday were mind-boggling in their appearance. Last year I thought the carrot cake made with beans was impressive. This year, I saw a … Continue reading

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Bloomin’ Barbecass!

An unusual bean dish amazed me last year at Sevierville’s Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass festival. This year, I was privileged to serve as a judge for three competitions: Anything Bush’s Beans, Anything Wampler’s Sausage and BBQ sauce. The festival allowed … Continue reading

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Pappy Meal

There are so many food shows on Travel Channel and so many travel shows on Food Network that it can be difficult to remember which channel you’re watching.  During a “Man v. Food” marathon on Travel Channel, I set my … Continue reading

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Road-fed

The green beans tasted like meat at the Loveless Cafe. Of course, I would expect nothing less from a place serving authentic Southern cooking. The beans were the closest thing we had to an actual vegetable when we went to … Continue reading

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