Wide Open by Rich Powell

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 4 days ago

    Well, burn my brisket. How can you NOT trust a Memphis massage parlor, you pigs?

  2. whiteheron

    whiteheron said, 4 days ago

    A dry rub is good, don’t get me wrong, but give me Eastern NC BBQ any day. (now let the war begin)
    If you get down to it, you can’t rub a pig the wrong way.

  3. notsooldguy

    notsooldguy said, 4 days ago

    I suspect those old boars would taste pretty strong. Yep, there’s nothing quite like the smell of boar meat. Yuck!

  4. rwright708

    rwright708 said, 4 days ago


    Lexington rules!!!!!

  5. whiteheron

    whiteheron said, 4 days ago

    I got transferred to Madison NC some years back. A salty flatland boy sent to the foothills/piedmont…..never a good thing…Anywho……being new to the area all the locals said if you want good BBQ go to Fuzzy’s. The BBQ was not bad, and I have had some bad “bbq” (let’s just say don’t get BBQ in Alabama), and it was interesting that you could get sliced or pulled but I just never could get over slaw with ketchup in it.
    Perhaps that was not the best example, but they sure called it Lexington style.

  6. bfrg1513

    bfrg1513 said, 3 days ago

    I’ve had BBQ all over the South, from Texas to NC, and I like it all! Beef, pork, or chicken, tomatoey, vinegary, spicy, or sweet, it’s all good! No argument here about which is best!

  7. The Cat and Ape

    The Cat and Ape GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago


    I grew up in Kansas City where BBQ means dry rub, slow smoking, and that perfectly balanced sauce of tomato, vinegar, molasses and spicy…
    Now I live in California where BBQ means “anything cooked on a grill”…
    Not that there’s anything wrong with grilled food, mind you, I love a grilled steak; but it ain’t BBQ
    Carolina BBQ may not be my favorite, but at least it’s honest BBQ, and good in it’s way…
    Then there’s St. Louis, where they grill it, then slap sauce on it and call it BBQ… Those people got problems!!

  8. whiteheron

    whiteheron said, 3 days ago

    @The Cat and Ape

    NC has different forms, as you probably can tell from my dissertation to rwright. But I am with you, good food is good food. Here in ENC, you can do just shoulders but party BBQ is called a "pig pickin’ ". Whole hog (with or without head). Slow cooked in a true pit or big grill. oak and hickory smoke, basted with a vinegar sauce (Vinegar, red pepper flakes, salt and a touch of sugar and I put some melted butter in mine) no tomato (though I will add some ketchup to the table sauce for color)
    Anyway, when eating time comes, the party serves themselves, hence pig pickin’. For me, the best part is getting the crunchy rib bark.
    BBQ ain’t eaten, it is a religion

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