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Payne’s Bar-B-Q – Memphis, TN

We left Atlanta early on Wednesday morning, starting our great west-bound adventure.   Courtesy of an hour time change, we cruised into Memphis for a late lunch, at 12:30 Central.  There are many places known for barbecue in Memphis, but the field narrows, considerably, when it comes to the discussion of sandwiches.  One of the consensus […]

The Alden – Chamblee, GA

Several months back, maybe a year or more, I read an article about the opening of the Alden, in Chamblee, in Atlanta magazine. From that point, I’ve had it on the short list of places to try. This Tuesday, as I was heading to meet some friends in Buckhead, I was heading down Peachtree and […]

Slow Bone Barbecue – Dallas, TX

The first time that I visited Slow Bone was six years ago, when I was in town and went to lunch with some office mates.  But I didn’t remember that, right off the bat, when I was asked where I wanted to go for lunch.  Finishing up a meeting in Las Colinas around 2:00, we […]

Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ – Birmingham, AL

Ever since I heard about the opening of Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ in Birmingham, I’ve been plotting a way to get there.  Not that it’s far (about 2 hours from home) but it’s not every day you can convince your wife to drive four hours, round-trip, for lunch.  You see, after our trip to […]

Wood’s Chapel BBQ – Atlanta, GA

Open for about two weeks when we visited, Wood’s Chapel BBQ, is in a new development on Georgia Avenue, just a couple of blocks from the former Turner Field.  From the team behind the General Muir, Fred’s Meat and Bread and Yalla (they also have partners from West Egg), they are another outpost for whole […]

El Tesoro – Atlanta, GA

A couple of weeks ago, I heard about the tacos and tortillas at El Tesoro and planned on making a trip.  Today, with a journey to Monroe in mind, we stopped by for breakfast.  Located on Arkwright Place, just parallel to Memorial Drive and just east of Moreland, we arrived toward the end of breakfast […]

Snappy Lunch – Mt. Airy, NC

While in Wilkesboro, NC, for MerleFest, we went roaming one day to Mt. Airy.  Most famous as the hometown of Andy Griffith, it is promoted as a modern-day Mayberry – right down to Floyd’s barber shop and a Mayberry police car parked on Main Street.  But we were there for a different purpose – the […]

Buxton Hall Bar-B-Cue – Asheville, NC

For the last several years, one of the barbecue places I’ve seen a lot of buzz about is Buxton Hall Bar-B-cue, in Asheville, NC.  Chef /pit-master Elliott Moss opened Buxton Hall in 2015, in partnership with Meherwan Irani (of Chai Pani), bringing South Carolina whole hog barbecue to Western North Carolina.  Housed in a former […]

Pita House – Greenville, SC

What’s the thing about shawarma, you ask? It’s one of those foods where there is very little middle ground – it’s good, or it’s not.  For years, a co-worker talked about the chicken shawarma he got every time he went back to Furman.  Then my daughter, whose best friend lives in Greenville, was raving about […]

Price’s Chicken Coop – Charlotte, NC

Before heading back home from a business trip to Charlotte, I had questioned a couple of the local attendees at the meetings about Charlotte institutions that we might not know about.  One of them mentioned Price’s Chicken Coop, which has been serving up hot, fresh fried chicken since 1962.  They were already on my radar […]