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The Easy Way to Clean a BBQ Grill Grate

I cleaned and painted the BBQ this weekend and replaced the burner. (Burners seem to last me about three years.) I scrubbed the grate, but it still looked rough, so I threw it in the oven and ran the self-cleaning … Continue reading

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Sprayberry’s BBQ in Newnan, GA

On the way back from Florida we stopped in Newnan, Georgia for BBQ. My wife has a college friend there and had eaten at Sprayberry’s BBQ and loved it. Native son Lewis Grizzard called it “merely the best barbecue joint … Continue reading

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Mexican lamb BBQ at Los Amigos in Maryville, TN

Los Amigos in Maryville had a special on their board today, Mexican lamb BBQ. De-lish. It’s shredded lamb cooked with onions and served with fresh cilantro. The BBQ sauce is soup-thin, served in a bowl for dipping, and unbelievably tasty. … Continue reading

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The Market and Ciao Deli in Maryville

I finally got around to visiting Maryville’s new gourmet food market at the corner of Washington and High Street. The market serves gourmet and local produce, baked goods, cheese, seafood, and meats. The Laurel Creek Farm’s Meat case was especially … Continue reading

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Sugar’s Ribs BBQ in Chattanooga, TN

I had seen the sign off the interstate for Sugar’s Ribs, so on the way back from Manchester I stopped in Chattanooga to get BBQ for the family. When I got to the counter I met the lady above. I … Continue reading

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Tin Roof BBQ Outside Birmingham, AL on I-65

So on the way back from the Florida panhandle we were dying for BBQ. Melissa used her Blackberry to search for Alabama BBQ joints and found Tin Roof BBQ just south of Birmingham, barely a mile off of Interstate 65. … Continue reading

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Buy a Piece of Mothership BBQ

Jim’s looking for investors to finance his move to a new location. clickety I have busted my ass getting this prototype where it is today. I have worked 70 to 80 hours a week for nearly a year. I am … Continue reading

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Backroom BBQ in downtown Knoxville, TN

On Saturday I got to try Backroom BBQ. It’s at the old Lucille’s space in Knoxville’s Old City, and is part of the Patrick O’Sullivan’s enterprise. I had the Pit Sampler, with a quarter rack of pork ribs, beef brisket, … Continue reading

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My Million Dollar BBQ Ribs Idea

My idea is to have a rib dinner called “Ribs for Her Pleasure” served with a flower. Ladies love BBQ and flowers. Someone tell Dr. Funkenswine he can use the idea no charge. See also: – My Million Dollar Proctology … Continue reading

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Townsend’s BBQ in Rockford?

I just saw an episode of Schwall’s World on WBIR that mentioned a BBQ joint in Rockford, TN owned by a guy named Townsend. I had never heard of it and couldn’t find it on the Web. Li’l help?

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No BBQ at Brackins’

I was thrilled to find out that Brackins’ Bar in downtown Maryville was going to have BBQ cooked by one of the guys from Sarge’s BBQ. (See previous post.) I went there Thursday night, didn’t see BBQ on the menu, … Continue reading

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BBQ at Brackins’ in Downtown Maryville

BlountToday says that Brackins’ bar is adding BBQ to their menu. It turns out their cook, Cleo Scarbro, used to cook at Sarge’s, which was easily the best BBQ joint in Knoxville. The article has some history of Sarge’s and … Continue reading

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Vince Staten’s Old-Time Barbecue

Yesterday I mentioned author Vince Staten. He was an editor of the Daily Beacon when he was at the University of Tennessee, and has since written books about American institutions of drugstores, supermarkets, hardware stores, and BBQ. I just found … Continue reading

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Goofiest Trip Yet

It’s hard to even describe today’s trip down Highway 11. I need to think about how to explain it. It ended up – totally unexpectedly – at a BBQ joint and I wound up riding an electric scooter around Cleveland, … Continue reading

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Maurice’s South Carolina Mustard BBQ

On the way to Florida we stopped in Columbia, South Carolina for lunch at Maurice’s. Jim Thames had brought back some Maurice’s sauce and fixed a pulled pork roast at work, and I wanted to try more. When most people … Continue reading

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