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  • Notes from 30,000 feet: The Ongoing Search for the Perfect Smoked Ribs

    09/10/2016 7:06:26 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 19 replies
    scpd.stanford.edu ^ | Sept. 9, 2016 | Dennis Lund
    The search for the best combination of: method, rub, glazing sauce, and mop sauce used to achieve baby back perfection has been an arduous but enjoyable task. I think I may have found it this past Labor Day weekend with a new twist on a tried and true formula. Over the years I have used many methods: grilling, smoke boxes, barrel smokers, mesquite charcoal, briquettes with wood chips and pellet smokers. I have used rubs of all types as well as sauces ranging from store bought to home-made, from simple to complex. I thought I had found the right combination...
  • Lightning Strike Kills More Than 300 Reindeer in Norway

    08/29/2016 7:07:39 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 45 replies
    N Y Times ^ | 29 Aug 2016
    He said reindeer tend to stay very close to each other in bad weather, which could explain how so many were killed at once.
  • BBQ Bushwa: When Liberals Drive Other Liberals More Batty than They Already Are

    07/06/2016 10:05:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/06/16 | Selwyn Duke
    The Rauzi realm’s dietary and voting decisions make plain that nuts abound in our nation today — and all of America is descending into anaphylactic shock. It’s funny that liberals try to advance the caricature of the stuffed-shirt conservative. It’s projection, actually, because “killjoy” could be synonymous with “progressive.” From demonizing toy guns to banning dodgeball and sweets to stigmatizing innocent jokes as “racist” to, generally, ensconcing everyone in bubble wrap, never was a rainbow born the libs couldn’t turn gray (except, you know, for the rainbow cause they’re obsessed with). A good example of this is a recent Lost...
  • Korean Girls Try American BBQ

    01/15/2016 8:55:51 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 71 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 1/15/16 | Liveleak
    Korean girls try pulled pork, brisket and American style pork ribs for the first time. Help others learn about American BBQ by sharing this video. Let us know what else you'd like to see them taste (food wise). Video at a href="http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=20d_1452916793#dWxMCrehc2z8c2dU.99
  • Slow Smoking Bnls Deer "Ham"

    12/13/2015 9:24:06 AM PST · by traderrob6 · 10 replies
    12/13/15 | traderrob
    Slow roasting BRT Deer ham roast with dry rub of Kosher salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, onion powder, cayenne etc etc. What's your experience in proper temp to cook, internal temp when done etc. Any other suggestions would be much appreciated.
  • ‘Famous Dave’ Rejoins Struggling BBQ Chain

    10/24/2015 11:18:23 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 24 OCTOBER 2015 | AP
    MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — “Famous Dave” Anderson has rejoined the struggling barbecue restaurant chain that bears his name. Minnetonka-based Famous Dave’s of America Inc. says Anderson has returned to the company after a reorganization of the board of directors and executive management team. Interim CEO Adam Wright says Anderson will help rebuild the company’s culture and improve the guest experience. Anderson opened his first restaurant in Hayward, Wisconsin, in 1994. He resigned as chairman in 2004 to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs under President George W. Bush, and later returned to the company as a spokesman. He resigned last...
  • Rex The K-9 Is Retiring, And Police Department Weighs His Fate

    09/22/2015 12:12:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 55 replies
    NPR ^ | 9/22/15 | Bill Chappel
    A 9-year-old police dog named Rex is ready to retire from the force. That presents a quandary for the Albuquerque, N.M., police department: what to do with a devoted and capable dog whose law enforcement training makes it a challenge to find him a new home? In announcing Rex's retirement Monday, the department also outlined a sad story. The dog's handler recently retired from the force — and though the two have emotionally bonded, the officer couldn't take his work partner home because he has a small child.
  • Aztecs Cooked, Skinned, Ate Humans (Barbequed long pig)

    01/27/2005 10:37:51 PM PST · by quidnunc · 110 replies · 3,210+ views
    Discovery News ^ | January 25, 2005 | Jennifer Viegas
    New finds from an archaeological site near Mexico City support certain written and pictorial evidence concerning Aztec human sacrifice that historians previously doubted because the accounts seemed too exaggerated to be true. The discovery adds to the growing collection of evidence supporting human sacrifice and cannibalism among the founders of the Mexican empire. It also suggests that researchers might now be able to verify some 16th century Spanish accounts on the subject. The Spanish and the Aztecs documented at least four observations of cannibalism in the 16th and 17th centuries. Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés (1485-1547), whose men conquered the Aztecs...
  • Pre-Columbian Tribes Had BBQs, Parties on Grave Sites

    12/05/2008 7:54:27 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies · 355+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | Friday, December 5, 2008 | Alexis Okeowo
    Some pre-Hispanic cultures in South America had elaborate celebrations at their cemeteries, complete with feasting and drinking grounds much like modern barbecue pits, according to a new archaeological study. Excavations of 12th- and-13th-century burial mounds in the highlands of Brazil and Argentina revealed numerous earthen ovens. The finds suggest that the graves were also sites of regular festivals held to commemorate the death of the community's chief.
  • Recreated Pit Roast Offers a Taste of Stone Age Life [BBQ in ancient Cyprus]

    09/02/2015 11:31:48 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    LiveScience ^ | September 02, 2015 | Megan Gannon
    Before there was pottery in Cyprus, there was barbecue. And in the spirit of the Stone Age, archaeologists on the Mediterranean island recreated a prehistoric pit feast this summer — feeding 200 people with pig and goat, slow-roasted underground — to test the cooking methods of Neolithic chefs. A 9,000-year-old barbecue pit was recently discovered at Prastio Mesorotsos, a site in the Diarizos Valley outside of Paphos, which has been almost continuously occupied from the Neolithic era to the present. It took three years of excavations before archaeologists from the University of Edinburgh got to the bottom of the stone-lined,...
  • Fresno Man Saves Barbecue Ribs (And Family) From Fire

    09/02/2015 8:59:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/2 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    He’s being hailed as a true American hero. Fresno resident Robert Wright was up cooking ribs at 3 a.m. Tuesday, when he saw that his neighbor’s apartment was on fire. Even though his ribs meant a lot to him, Wright had the presence of mind to go check up on his family. “The fire was bursting out of the window … It was crazy man, really crazy,” Wright told KMPH Fox26 News in an on-air interview that is now going viral. "I got my kids first and I thought about my ribs, like I don't want to let my ribs...
  • Kamado

    08/19/2015 2:24:25 AM PDT · by gasport · 16 replies
    "A kamado is a traditional Japanese wood or charcoal fueled cook stove. Modern versions of the cooker are produced and sold internationally. They are often marketed as grills for outdoor use."
  • AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO BAN BBQ RESTAURANTS

    07/28/2015 10:13:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 120 replies
    iamatexan.com ^ | July 25, 2015
    “If this resolution passes, we would be forced to close or move. It would destroy Austin barbecue.” says Aaron Franklin, owner of Franklin’s BBQ in Austin. Austin, Texas has long been a destination for Americans of all stripes in their quest to find the best barbecue in the nation. However, if the Austin City Council gets their way, food tourism may soon be a thing of the past. Austin City Council members passed a preliminary plan in April to put restrictions on smoke from barbeque restaurants. Some Austin residents complain of the barbecue smoke saying they can’t enjoy their homes...
  • Florida county tells resident to keep barbecue smoke in his own yard

    07/28/2015 6:28:09 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 7/27/2015
    A viral video that shows a Florida man receiving a warning for allowing the smell of barbecue to waft off his property has some smoking mad. Scotty Jordan uploaded a video on July 22 to Facebook that he says shows Pinellas County environmental specialist Joe Graham issuing a warning to Jordan and a friend for violating the county’s air quality law. The video, which has been watched over four million times, shows Graham telling Jordan that there's too much smoke emanating from Jordan's commercial-grade grill. “I just took three pictures of smoke,” Graham explains. “I can smell it again right...
  • BBQ Outlaws (government environmentalist warns property owner to keep BBQ odors on their property)

    07/24/2015 5:24:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 69 replies
    youtube ^ | july 24, 2015
    This was a video from a Facebook user who started recording a conversation between him and his friend and a Pinellas county (Florida) environmentalist saying bbq smoke out of your yard is illegal!
  • 7 American Barbecue Styles You're Insane for Overlooking (According to Yahoo)

    07/19/2015 7:04:10 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 42 replies
    Yahoo/Thrillist ^ | 7/16/15 | Dan Gentile
    For years, pitmasters outside of Texas turned a blind eye to the glory of an immaculately smoked brisket. Now brisket’s the darling of the BBQ world, which leaves room for more lesser-known regional BBQ delicacies to jump into the low-and-slow limelight. These seven old-school meats deserve new-school attention...
  • Just in time for Independence Day, the Left is coming for our barbecue grills

    07/04/2015 6:08:03 AM PDT · by Marcus · 44 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | July 4, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    On this Independence Day, one of the sadder aspects of American life we have to consider is the tendency of some Americans to wag their fingers at others about the way they choose to live, sometimes with disastrous results. The temperance movement of the 19th Century led to Prohibition which led to Al Capone, for example. Now someone writing in the New Republic on Friday wants to take away our right to barbecue.
  • HEY! Got food? (Ridiculous 4th of July Vanity)

    07/04/2015 3:52:50 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 61 replies
    The kitchen, usually ^ | July 4, 2015 | me
    OK, posting a couple recipes in another thread and thought, maybe there are not enough food vanities. Hey, can't please everybody but if it helps ya out, that's good enough for me.
  • Pimp my filing cabinet!

    06/08/2015 10:27:46 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 11 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | June 8, 2015 | Belinda Robinson
    Full Title: Pimp my filing cabinet!: Man shows off incredible DIY skills by turning an old grey filing cabinet into a BBQ smokerA man has shown off his incredible DIY skills by turning an old grey filing cabinet into a barbecue smoker. The handy man, whose identity has not yet been revealed, captured his ingenious invention on camera which comes complete with wired shelves in each drawer to put the food on. His sleek gray filing cabinet looks office ready at first, but it soon turns out to be the ultimate barbecue smoker as he pulls open each drawer to...
  • 'I love ribs. Ribs and BBQ': Scott Walker tells how he proposed to his wife

    06/07/2015 10:08:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6-7-14 | Francesca Chambers
    Barbecue has a special place in Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's heart. The White House aspirant met his wife, Tonette, at a Wisconsin barbecue joint, Saz's, in Milwaukee, and took her back there four months later to propose. He reminisced about their courtship today while devouring a spare rib at a 'Roast and Ride' event in Boone, Iowa, 'I love ribs. Ribs and BBQ,' he told reporters after he finished his story. Walker had just finished helping employees of Lynch BBQ, the event catering company, prepare a rack of ribs when he professed his love for barbecue - and his spouse....
  • Woman stabbed with fork for 'taking the last rib,' police say

    05/29/2015 8:14:05 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 45 replies
    fox ^ | May 29, 2015
    <p>An Indiana woman was arrested Sunday night after stabbing another woman in the eye with a fork in a fight over the last rib at a barbecue.</p> <p>The Star Press reports that Sabrina A. Davis. 45, was arrested and received a preliminary charge of criminal recklessness.</p>
  • The biggest Barbecue on earth

    05/28/2015 6:31:10 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 16 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 5/29/15 | Unknown
    Wow!
  • Colorado restaurant plans to host “White Appreciation Day”!

    05/08/2015 8:41:32 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 40 replies
    KFOR ^ | 5/8/2015 | KFOR
    MILLIKEN, Colo. – A restaurant in Colorado is turning some heads after they announced they will host a “White Appreciation Day” next month. The Hispanic owners of the barbecue restaurant says offering a “White Appreciation Day” started as a joke, but now they have added it to their calendar. On June 11, Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez plan to offer a 10% discount to all white customers and no one else at their restaurant, Rubbin’ Buttz BBQ. “We have a whole month for Black History Month,” Antillon said. “We have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought...
  • For classic Alabama barbecue, only white sauce will do

    04/22/2015 7:54:37 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 67 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/22/15 | Elizabeth Karmel
    When people think barbecue sauce, they usually think something tomato- or vinegar-based. But today, I want to convince you to consider another breed of barbecue — white...
  • Austin Gives Early Approval To Regulate BBQ Smoke (TX)

    04/16/2015 9:45:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 16, 2015 - 10:41 AM | Eric Scheiner
    WXAN reports Austin City Council members debated a plan earlier this month to put restrictions on smoke from barbecue restaurants. Council member Pio Renteria asked council to regulate the amount of smoke that comes from food trucks and restaurants within 100 feet of residential areas. Renteria said residents complained to him that smoke coming from BBQ joints caused them to not be able to open their windows or enjoy their backyards. …
  • Class action lawsuit claims (Soros') Dinosaur Bar-B-Que doesn't pay fair wages to tipped workers

    03/29/2015 6:20:38 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 15 replies
    © 2015 Syracuse Media Group All rights reserved ^ | March 29, 2015 at 9:51 AM | By Don Cazentre | dcazentre@syracuse.com
    A New York City law firm says it has filed a class action lawsuit accusing the Syracuse-based Dinosaur Bar-B-Que chain of failing to pay its tipped workers fair wages. The suit claims Dinosaur failed to properly use the "tipped credit" provision in federal law, which requires employers to make up the difference between tips and pay to meet minimum wage standard....The suit also claims Dinosaur failed to properly pay overtime wages, "misappropriated" tips belonging to the tipped workers, wrongly required tipped workers to share tips with managers for large events and failed to properly pay workers for shifts exceeding 10...
  • Backyard burger and wiener roasts targeted by EPA

    03/17/2015 5:59:03 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 45 replies
    The Environmental Protection Agency has its eyes on pollution from backyard barbecues. The agency announced that it is funding a University of California project to limit emissions resulting in grease drippings with a special tray to catch them and a "catalytic" filtration system. The $15,000 project has the "potential for global application," said the school. The school said that the technology they will study with the EPA grant is intended to reduce air pollution and cut the health hazards to BBQ "pit masters" from propane-fueled cookers. Charged with keeping America's air, water and soil clean, the EPA has been increasingly...
  • Jamestown settlers ate 14-year-old girl, researchers say

    03/18/2015 6:31:00 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 80 replies
    Pioneer Press/LA Times ^ | 3-18-15 | Matt Pearce
    The early American settlers called it "the starving time," and accounts of the winter of 1609-1610 were so ghastly, and so morbid, that scholars weren't sure if the stories were true. George Percy, then president of the English settlement of Jamestown in Virginia, wrote that settlers ate horses, then cats and dogs, then boots and bits of leather, and, finally, one another. "One of our colony murdered his wife, ripped the child out of her womb and threw it into the river, and after chopped the mother in pieces and salted her for his food," wrote Percy, who then ordered...
  • Backyard burger and wiener roasts targeted by EPA

    03/13/2015 3:19:43 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 147 replies
    washington examiner ^ | march 13, 2015 | paul bedard
    The Environmental Protection Agency has its eyes on pollution from backyard barbecues. The agency announced that it is funding a University of California project to limit emissions resulting in grease drippings with a special tray to catch them and a "catalytic" filtration system. The $15,000 project has the "potential for global application," said the school. The school said that the technology they will study with the EPA grant is intended to reduce air pollution and cut the health hazards to BBQ "pit masters" from propane-fueled cookers. Charged with keeping America's air, water and soil clean, the EPA has been increasingly looking at...
  • Florida Burglar Steals $4,000 Worth of Wings, Ribs and Fries

    01/27/2015 7:43:01 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1-27-15 | Susanna Kim
    Police in Florida say they are looking for a thief who could be throwing the ultimate tailgate party with $4,000 worth of stolen chicken, ribs, fries and wings. Police were dispatched to a burglary last Wednesday at Jerome Brown BBQ restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. An investigation revealed that an unknown suspect, caught on surveillance camera, had gained entry into the business by prying open the side door, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office stated on its website. The meat and an empty cash register worth $5,000 were taken, according to the police report obtained by ABC News, while the damage to the door...
  • Hey Man, You Can’t Just Throw Things on the Fire and Walk Away!

    08/17/2014 6:41:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-17-2014 | MOTUS
    I got an email from the DNC yesterday and I totally misread the subject line: I thought it said “BBQ Barack.” BBQ with Barack Honestly, MOTUS, Labor Day weekend is always a lot of fun, but I can’t think of a better way to close out the summer than at a barbecue with Barack. He’s even been known to man the grill on occasion. And while he and I may not always agree on the best way to build a burger, we both know how critical these next few weeks are going to be for Democrats across the country. Now...
  • Arby's airing 13-hour commercial

    05/24/2014 3:54:58 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 43 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 24, 2014 | QMI Agency
    If your idea of a perfect weekend is staring at your TV and salivating while watching a beef brisket being smoked, you should be in Duluth, Minn., Saturday. Starting at 2 p.m. ET and wrapping up at 3 a.m. ET on Sunday, local TV station My9 will be airing a non-stop commercial for Arby's smokehouse brisket sandwich. “As you’d expect, the idea around airing a commercial for 13 hours required that we cast a pretty wide net,” Arby’s spokesman Jeff Baker told the Duluth News Tribune. “There were very few folks who could do this the right way, and we...
  • Obama cuts line at famed Texas barbecue joint (but pays for lunch)

    07/10/2014 4:51:26 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 61 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 10 JULY 2014 | ERIC PFEIFFER
    Some people wait in line for five hours just to get their fix at Austin’s famous Franklin Barbecue. And who can blame them? The establishment is less than 10 years old but has been cited as the nation’s best. Of course, President Obama is not “some people.” After a campaign-style speech in Austin on Thursday afternoon, the commander in chief made a stop by Franklin Barbecue and was quickly ushered to the front of the line. It’s common practice to let a president cut to the front of the line at a dining establishment. After all, the president arguably has...
  • Obama Heckled in Austin, Buys Barbecue for Customers at Franklin's

    07/10/2014 3:10:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 46 replies
    WOAI ^ | 7-10-14 | unattributed
    President Obama was heckled by two men in his speech in Austin today, in which he discussed the economy and again pushed for immigration reform. About a half hour into the speech, two men stood in their seats near the front of Austin's Paramount Theater and began shouting. At first, the President spoke over them, but later said to them, "sit down guys, I'm almost done.' The men continued shouting, and the audience tried to shout them down, and two Austin Police Officers emerged, but the President asked that they not be removed, and he promised to speak to them...
  • The BBQ joint where NO ONE cuts the line... except Obama: Controversy as President becomes the

    07/11/2014 6:20:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2014 | Staff
    Barack Obama may have lost a few approval rating points with this move. The president was seen cutting the line at Austin's Franklin Barbecue Thursday afternoon, while in town to raise money for the Democratic Party. Lives at the eatery are infamously long, and have been known to stretch as long as three hours wait.But Mr Obama did no waiting today, as he showed up at the restaurant, shook a few hands and made his way straight to the register to order more than $300 worth of meat. 'I know this is a long line. I feel real bad, but...
  • News Alert! An Unscheduled Stop! Obama Heads for . . .

    07/10/2014 8:29:10 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 13 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | July 10, 2014, 4:49 pm | Keith Koffler
    Barbecue. Did you think he would go to the border? Nuh uh. I thought he would. But I gave him too much credit. Instead, the president headed for a rib joint! He cut in line, but paid off the unlucky barbecue seekers. From the pool report: After POTUS finished at Austin’s Paramount, motorcade sped east just past I-35 to Franklin’s, a hugely popular barbecue spot that was packed. Pool squeezed in just as POTUS reached the head of the line at the counter to order. He apologized to the two at the head of the line for cutting in front...
  • BBQ Explosion and Runaway Pig on Same Street Keep Barrie Cops Busy

    06/02/2014 4:39:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Isabelle the hog remains “under suspicion” after cops caught her running down a Barrie street while they were responding to a barbecue explosion nearby, police joked in a press release. Police were called about the explosion at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The blast caused minor damage to the house. At the same, police received a second call about a large hog running down the same street. Officers were able to corral the pig and return it to its grateful owner. Bylaw officials plan to follow up this week. “It appears the two incidents are coincidental, however “Isabelle” the hog remains under...
  • Pulled Pork Recipe - Alton Brown

    05/24/2014 10:11:52 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 60 replies
    Easy, any one can have a sucessful barbcue with this recipe. Brine for 12 hours add a dry rub and put on the smoker. .....;
  • Barbecue Chain Serves Up Plate of Patriotism

    05/15/2014 10:10:55 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 16 replies
    FOXnews.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | FOX & Friends
    Mission BBQ is a brand new chain in Baltimore, MD Area. There's one down from my office. The first time I went there, right at noon, all stopped and they honor our nation with the National Anthem. Needless to say, I'm a regular. Saw this today on Fox & Friends. If something like this can thrive in the liberal cesspool of Maryland, it can work anywhere. They gave $166K to Wounded Warriors today from the sale of plastic drink cups like the one on my desk. Admin Moderator, feel free to dump this if you don't think it meets our...
  • Iguanas Invade Cape Coral, Florida Neighborhood: Reptiles Dig Seawalls Causing Safety Concern

    04/06/2014 5:29:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    WPTV ^ | 4/1
    Iguanas invade Cape Coral, Florida neighborhood: Reptiles dig seawalls causing safety concernSome residents in Southwest Florida are worried about an iguana invasion in their neighborhood. They say the creatures are digging up holes behind their seawalls -- a major safety concern for some homeowners. Now, some residents are going to great lengths to try and get them out of the neighborhood. "We're really scared," said resident Judy Ross. The reason for Ross' fear? "I'm getting a little bit afraid of the large ones like this one that must five, they're measured from head to tail, he must be five feet...
  • Beer marinade lowers cancer risk in grilled meats, study says

    03/29/2014 1:02:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies
    FOX News ^ | 3-27-14 | unattributed
    <p>Meat and beer: The two best things of barbecue season.</p> <p>Now, grilled meat marinated in your favorite brew is even better, thanks to science.</p> <p>According to a recent study, soaking your meat in beer can reduce levels of potentially cancerous substances in grilled meats.</p>
  • Barbecue eatery owner, segregationist Maurice Bessinger dies at 83

    02/24/2014 7:22:27 AM PST · by Gamecock · 39 replies
    The State ^ | February 24, 2014 | JOHN MONK
    COLUMBIA, SC — Maurice Bessinger, who was as famous for his barbecue shops and sauces as he was for his diehard segregation stands, has died at 83. A Korean war veteran, a gentlemanly demeanor, a businessman who grew a restaurant business that employed 200 employees, a devout Baptist who supported missionaries abroad, Bessinger in many ways had a background as American as the finger-licking tasty Southern food his establishments were known for. "I'm just a fair man. I want to be known as a hard-working, Christian man that loves God and wants to further (God's) work throughout the world as...
  • Michigan open carry BBQ ends with zero deaths

    09/30/2013 7:19:01 AM PDT · by sdnet · 23 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-09-30 | Steve Adcock
    200 responsible gun owners showed up to an “open carry” barbecue held in Riverside Park, Michigan over the weekend and were encouraged to attend the event while openly carrying their firearms. Astoundingly, nobody was killed. The event, attended by law-abiding gun owners, was designed to raise awareness that the police and criminals are not the only groups of people who carry guns in this country. ”We’re trying to show people there’s a third group, ordinary everyday good people,” said Phillip Hofmeister, president of Michigan Open Carry.
  • GOP Lawmaker Accused of Racism Over ‘Barbecue’ ‘Chicken’ Comments

    08/22/2013 9:44:09 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 22, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    Controversy erupted in Colorado on Wednesday after a Republican legislator was accused of making racially insensitive remarks when she invoked images of barbecue and fried chicken while discussing the lower life expectancy among black Americans. The comments came during a meeting of the state’s Economic Opportunity and Poverty Reduction Task Force. State Sen. Vicki Marble (R-Fort Collins), who is white, took the opportunity to address what she sees as an ongoing health problem among black citizens: “When you look at life expectancy, there’s certain problems in the black race. Sickle cell anemia is something that comes up. Diabetes is something...
  • Queen's swan found barbecued near Windsor Castle riverbank.

    08/21/2013 9:54:37 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 34 replies
    Mirror ^ | 8-21-13 | Barrie White
    One of the Queen's swans has been found killed and barbecued on the riverbank near to Windsor Castle. The cooked swan's carcass was dumped near Baths Water, and was discovered by Wendy Hermon, 46, a volunteer for charity Swan Lifeline, which cares for sick and injured birds. She described the scene as 'sickening', and admitted she would have been distraught if her young son was with her when she made the grisly discovery after being called out by a council warden last Sunday.
  • The Barbecue Editor Disputes a Tar Heel (TX vs NC)

    07/25/2013 10:15:15 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 67 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | 5/15/13 | Daniel Vaughn
    The following is a correspondence between Daniel Vaughn and John Shelton Reed. Reed lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and is the co-author, with his wife, Dale Volberg Reed, of Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue. Vaughn is the barbecue editor of Texas Monthly and the author of Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue. Daniel, So, we are to debate the relative merits of North Carolina and Texas barbecue. Let me begin by saluting a worthy opponent, defending a worthy, if mistaken, cause. This is a dispute worth having. I wouldnÂ’t waste my ammunition...
  • (Drunken) Alaska Man Feeds Black Bear Barbecue Meat, Gets Mauled for Dessert

    06/20/2013 6:33:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | Sasha Goldstein
    Alaska man feeds black bear barbecue meat, gets mauled for dessert The drunken man could be charged with illegally feeding wildlife after the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says he 'pretty much goaded' the beast into the attack. Beer, barbecue and black bears are never a good mix. An Alaska man learned that the hard way this weekend when he threw a hungry bear a piece of barbecued meat — only to be mauled by the same bear. "He'd been drinking," Alaska State Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen told the Anchorage Daily News of the man. The unidentified man was...
  • Unofficial Memorial Weekend BBQ Recipe Thread

    05/24/2013 12:41:16 AM PDT · by traderrob6 · 20 replies
    Opinipundit ^ | 5/24/13 | traderrob
    Starting my Memorial weekend early with a super slow cooked smoked Pork butt with a terrific North Carolina vinegar based dipping sauce. It will take approx 16 hrs so that's why I'm up now at 2:30 in the morning CT. On Sat/Sun I'll smoke a whole bone in Pork loin that is so tender and juicy it'll bring tears to your eyes. What are your plans?
  • Texas BBQ map latest salvo in state’s savory meat ‘declaration of supremacy’

    05/23/2013 2:02:53 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 52 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 05/23/2013 | By Eric Pfeiffer
    The new BBQ map might seem like propaganda to some and truth to others (Texas Monthly) There’s a new map and website on the Internet showing the best 50 BBQ joints. And they’re all in Texas. Of course, the list—compiled annually since 2008—was done by a Lone Star state publication, Texas Monthly. Editor Jake Silverstein told Yahoo News by phone that he’s ready to "declare war" on all famous BBQ regions, including Kansas City, North Carolina and Memphis. "It's a declaration of supremacy. Our level of authority on BBQ is completely unmatched," he said, noting they were partly having fun...
  • The Texas BBQ Posse's 6 best barbecue joints in the state

    03/09/2013 10:20:34 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 73 replies
    Dallasnews.com ^ | 3/8/13 | Staff
    Gannet Source, excerpted. The Texas BBQ Posse talks about each barbecue joint that made their Top 6, and what made them special. Details on each barbecue joint below. Franklin Barbecue, 900 E. 11th St., Austin; 512-653-1187. franklinbarbecue.com. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. until the meat runs out....