Category Barbecue

Cozy Corner – Memphis, TN

One of the spots on my Memphis barbecue ‘to-do” list (along with being on the 29 BBQ Bucket List and Garden ‘N Gun’s “BBQ Bucket List”) is Cozy Corner Restaurant, near downtown.  We arrived around 6:00 for “second dinner”.  Owned and operated by Raymond Robinson and his family since the late 70s, Cozy Corner is […]

Burn Co Barbecue – Jenks, OK

One of the fellows that I have worked with for years suggested Burn Company Barbecue as a spot that we had to stop when we were near Tulsa. There is a downtown location and one in Jenks, on the Riverwalk. Only the Jenks location was open on Sunday, so the choice was made for us. […]

Smokie’s Hickory House – Broken Arrow, OK

First lunch on this Tuesday takes us to Smokie’s Hickory House, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  We had left Atlanta on Monday afternoon and spent the evening near Conway, Arkansas, on our way to Kansas.  After being on the tollway for a couple of hours, we pulled off in Broken Arrow and went looking for Smokies.  […]

Craig’s Bar-B-Q – Devalls Bluff, AR

Heading west, we had been driving on I-40 for a while, when a barbecue stop was necessitated.  Based on two references, over three or four years, from Garden ‘n Gun, we took the exit towards Devalls Bluff, Arkansas.  As we approached the white sign for Craig’s Bar-B-Q, it looked like my kind of place.  Middle […]

Ferris Wheeler’s Barbecue – Dallas, TX

8/15 11:45 On day two of my Dallas trip, I was meeting a friend for lunch.  What would we have?  Barbecue.  We tried to find a place, that was both open on Wednesday and that neither of us had been to previously and he gave me two choices: I opted for Ferris Wheeler’s Backyard & […]

Lockhart Smokehouse – Dallas, TX

  Flying into Dallas for business, I landed about 11:30, which meant I was just in time for lunch.  Heading from the airport to downtown, there are a plethora of options, but I was thinking about the “one that got away”.  A couple of years back we went to the Texas State Fair to eat […]

Alston Bridges Barbecue – Shelby, NC

Not to be confused with the excellent Red Bridges, also in Shelby, Alston Bridges Barbecue has also been open for years.  But there is no relation between the two restaurants, and their founders – other than that they both learned their craft at the pit of NC legend Warner Starney.  Walking into the counter area, […]