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Winners 2013 Jack Daniels Barbecue Championship

After a long, hard slog across the internet this morning, I finally managed to find a list of winners from yesterday’s 2013 Jack Daniels Barbecue Championship in Lynchburg, Tennessee. The grand champion was Tuffy Stone, Aaron Franklin’s sidekick on BBQ … Continue reading

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Kentucky Beer Cheese Trail

It’s about damn time. Kentucky’s foodways are vast and one of the most crucial components is beer cheese. Please memorize the following press release: The Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission is proud to announce the Beer Cheese Trail. Clark County is … Continue reading

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2013 Boudin Cook-Off In Lafayette Louisiana

Festivities for the 2013 Boudin Cook-Off begin tomorrow morning at 10am with the blessing of the boudin in downtown Lafayette at Parc Sans Souci. After that, the activites come in a whirl of pork liver and boiled rice with live … Continue reading

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2013 North Carolina Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship

Update Mon Sept 30th 2013: Former state lawmaker Arthur Williams and his Trade Mart Cookers team took home the championship trophy. ————————————————————————— The North Carolina Pork Council is producing their big Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship in Raleigh this weekend. … Continue reading

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2013 World Chicken Festival In London, Kentucky

London, Kentucky is situated in the foothills of the Appalachians alongside I-75 in the eastern portion of the state. It’s flat-gorgeous. The city fathers have invested boat-loads of money in the downtown,  putting up hundreds of flower boxes and creating … Continue reading

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2013 Kentucky State BBQ Festival In Danville, Kentucky

The skies over Danville, Kentucky will be perfumed with old Hickory this weekend as the 3rd edition of the Kentucky State BBQ Festival takes place in the historic downtown. Two time world barbecue champion Melissa Cookston will be on hand, … Continue reading

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2013 Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast and Auction

In its 50th year,  the Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast and Auction saw a sell out crowd of 1600 people pack the Expo Center at the state fair grounds in Louisville, Kentucky to dine on a feast for the ages. Trenchermen … Continue reading

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McClure’s Barbecue Opens In New Orleans

Neil McClure’s pop up barbecue restaurant has gone brick and mortar. McClure, the long time manager of Dante’s Kitchen (home of the best brunch in New Orleans) swung the doors open on his McClure’s Barbecue last night on Magazine Street … Continue reading

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Field Report: Bufalina Pizza In East Austin Texas

A long, hard road. That’s the path that Steve Dilley walked down as he attempted to open Bufalina pizza restaurant in Austin, Texas. Underground eaters began gnashing their teeth way back in 2011 when word circulated that East Austin was … Continue reading

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Dateline: Louisville, Kentucky To Welcome White Castle Food Trucks

Continuing along with my southern food coverage theme of late, I just discovered that White Castle is entering the food truck business and they’re doing so in Louisville, Kentucky. It’s about time. There are plenty boring, corporate restaurants in the … Continue reading

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2013 Memphis In May Barbecue Winners

100k reported souls wondered the grounds of the 2013 Memphis In May Barbecue championship only to discover that they are forbidden to sample the meats being cooked by the teams. Get a rope. I can’t imagine a barbecue competition in … Continue reading

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Memphis Barbecue Ghost Restaurants

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN This year for barbecue cooking contest week, we’re going back to April 14, 1978, and a barbecue sandwich taste-off conducted by The Commercial Appeal. The newspaper solicited reader favorites, and then ate at as many of … Continue reading

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2013 International Biscuit Festival In Knoxville, Tennessee

Oh to be strolling along the broad avenues of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee this weekend as the city turns into one giant, biscuit-making kitchen. The International Biscuit Festival is back May 16-18 2013. I knew I was in love with this … Continue reading

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Signature Tastes Of New Orleans: Recipe Collection By Paula Garriott

This is article number 300 on the Chowpapi site. Thanks y’all. On one of my countless trips to New Orleans, I walked out of the Amtrak station in a dither. It was sunrise, long before my beloved Casamento’s was set … Continue reading

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Recipe: Alabama White Barbecue Sauce From The Kitchen Of Rountree’s Hickory Pit

In 1985 Clark Rountree opened Rountree’s Hickory Pit (now Miss Myra’s)  in the Cahaba Heights neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama. Interestingly, Cahaba Heights had historically been know as Mudtown, dubbed thusly by the Creek Indians who had called it home in the … Continue reading

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Alabama Barbecue Bracket: Quest For The Best

In the great state of Alabama, there are hundreds of roadside rib joints clamoring for that country money. Some good, some bad, and some utterly majestic like Archibald’s in Northport. George Archibald puts out the finest smoked pork I ever … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: John Mueller Meat Co.

  I’ve made a few runs by John Mueller’s new barbecue joint in East Austin but have yet to find a line that I have the patience to wait out. Here’s a photo from opening day when the line stretched … Continue reading

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Intelligentsia Coffee, Fried Catfish And Collards: East Austin’s Got A Brand New Bag

I’m perpetually on the hunt. Soul food is hard to come by in Austin, Texas. Yes, there are a handful of joints scattered around town, but I miss the profundity of cities like Birmingham, Jackson and New Orleans. It’s one … Continue reading

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Death Of A Small Town Mexican Restaurant: Taco Tico

Part of me came of age at a Taco Tico in the Trademark Shopping Center in Corbin, Kentucky. It was the first restaurant where I ever ate Mexican food; my training table for the nearby Lost World Video Arcade; and … Continue reading

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