Soul Food Scholar Adrian Miller writes about the union between July 4th and barbecue; thankfully he is “not talking about hamburgers and hot dogs on a kettle grill. I’m talking about ‘old school’ barbecue, where a whole animal carcass was skewered with wooden poles and cooked over a trench filled with burning coals from hardwood trees.”
Note: a version of this post was posted in December 2018. It has been updated as of December 2019.
Monk: Posting this a bit earlier this year. Here’s some gift ideas for the barbecue lover in your life. Or perhaps you if you want to treat yo’ self. The bolded items are the ones I can personally recommend.
Note: a version of this post was posted in December 2017. It has been updated as of December 2018.
Monk: For those last minute shoppers (whoops, should have posted this a few weeks earlier), here’s some gift ideas for the barbecue lover in your life. Or perhaps you if you want to treat yo’ self. The bolded items are the ones I can personally recommend.
Bryan Furman of the awesome B’s Cracklin’ Bar-B-Que in Savannah and Atlanta
More shots of the Mississippi
The Shed with some crazy expensive tomahawk chops
Matt Pittman of Meat Church
Our other neighbors, The Shed
Nighttime on the Mississippi River
The Traeger Grills tent
Dave Grohl hanging out at our neighbors tent all weekend – The Beached Pig
The Cotton Pickin’ Porkers…and Dave Grohl
Jess Pryles of Hardcore Carnivore
Welcome to Memphis in May
Another shot of the river
The Cotton Pickin’ Porkers home for the festival
Sunset over the Mississippi
Awards Ceremony on Saturday
Brisket samples from Traeger
The Beached Pig team on one side – where David Grohl
Across the pathway, the Traeger Grills team and tent
I will write up more from my Memphis in May Barbecue Fest experience with the Cotton Pickin’ Porkers competition team once I get some rest but for now here’s a few photos I captured from the festival. More to come…