Category Southeast

Dale’s BBQ – Boaz, AL

On a ridiculously hot Saturday, I decided we needed to explore a section of the “North Alabama Barbecue Trail”. Being slightly OCD, I do enjoy a good list – one that I can check things off of, as I complete them. I was guided to the existence of this list by a podcast episode of […]

Chauhan Ale & Masala House (Thanksgiving Edition) – Nashville, TN

As Thanksgiving got closer and closer, we realized that we would not have any kids home for the holiday and we had no other obligations, sSo we left town. We remembered hearing on the Biscuits and Jam podcast (from Southern Living, a podcast which I highly recommend) episode with Maneet Chauhan that her Chauhan Masala […]

Chez Fonfon – Birmingham, AL

Pretty much ever since I’ve had a food list, Chez Fonfon has been on it (I added it from Southern Living’s list of the best restaurants in the South from August, 2014).  And this French restaurant, from Frank Stitt of Highlands Bar & Grill fame, open since 2000, was on the list for, oddly, what […]

Lewis Barbecue – Charleston, SC

While camping up at Myrtle Beach for my birthday, we had time one afternoon to have an adventure for lunch. I coerced by beloved to make a road trip down to Charleston. We have friends in Pinopolis and last year, right before the world fell apart, I had plans to be be in Charleston for […]

Moonlite Bar-B-Que Inn – Owensboro, KY

As long as I’ve been writing this blog (actually, as long as I’ve been enamored with barbecue – so thirty+ years), I’ve heard about the uniqueness of mutton barbecue in Western Kentucky. As we were making our journey back home from Wisconsin, I knew we’d have to a make a stop, and set the GPS […]

12 Bones Smokehouse – Asheville, NC

As the pandemic changed most people’s plans, it also changed ours.  Early in the year, one of our camping friends called and said, “if we want to make reservations to camp in Maine around the 4th of July, the six month window opens today!”  So the planning began – reservations in Acadia National Park, then […]

Bow & Arrow – Auburn, AL

Today’s adventure involved a road trip to Auburn, Alabama, for barbecue with a group of friends.  We have these folks that we camp with – three couples in metro Atlanta, one in south Alabama and one in South Carolina.  Eight of us (it was a little far for the South Carolinians, so they weren’t part […]

Haywood Smokehouse – Dillsboro, NC

Camping with some friends near Cherokee, NC, we were discussing lunch, at breakfast. (Come on – you know you’ve done it, too.  I heard a great quote about this point, this week, “Why don’t we go get lunch and talk about dinner?”). Looking for options, the one couple among us with any bars of phone […]

K Hall and Sons Produce – Little Rock, AR

Continuing westward from Memphis, we got into North Little Rock, a little early for dinner, but definitely at a good time for a solid snack.  We were led to K Hall and Sons Produce, a small family-owned grocery store, by the Garden n Gun “Fried Chicken Bucket List”, so I knew why I was there.  […]

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 […]