John T Edge-Daniel Vaughn quote

You’re better than that, kind sir. Knowing you’re in the midst of a grand barbecue world tour, and knowing that you have had the chance to eat ’cue from the likes of Skylight Inn in Ayden, North Carolina, on that tour, I know you know better. Please tell me that your editors forced this untenable position on you and yours. In my experience, that’s where the problems usually start. With editors. Please tell me that’s so.

John T. Edge, from an open letter to Daniel Vaughn, Barbecue Editor of Texas Monthly on naming the Top 50 Barbecue Joints in Texas as the best in the world.

To which Daniel has responded by inviting John to a “thorough guided barbecue road trip” of Texas (which John has accepted), but not by really addressing his original query. To be fair, I guess it wasn’t likely that Vaughn would have walked back from his comments.


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