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. […]

On the heels of lunch, just 45 minutes before, we made a quick stop at Claud’s Hamburgers, in Tulsa, as we continued our road trip. Technically – I made a stop, as I was the only one eating at this time.  Claud’s has been serving up burgers since 1954 (in this location since 1965) in […]

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.  […]

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 […]

We’ve been going to Saint Simon’s Island since our kids were small. Now that they’re adults, with families of their own, we’ve started going back – renting a house for Labor Day weekend.  One of the big questions is always, “what are we going to do for dinner?”  There are a couple of regular haunts, […]

Everybody, everywhere, seems to be talking about Mashama Bailey lately (she was on CBS Saturday morning last weekend, for example).   When we were heading to the beach, and going to be in Savannah for lunch, I had an idea where we’d be stopping: The Grey, where Ms Bailey is executive chef.  In what was […]

Mission + Market was a “double-find”, for me, in the same week: first I saw it appear on the Eater.com Atlanta “hot list” and then, one of my friends, who lives in Buckhead, was telling me about a great new place that had opened in his neighborhood.  When we were making in-town dinner plans with […]