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Thursday, April 14, 2005

BBQ


When I first moved to the south, nearly half my life ago, I heard every yankee joke you could imagine. One friend's dad asked if I was a yankee or a damn yankee. I asked what the difference was and he explained that a yankee just comes to visit, a damn yankee comes and stays. After a moment of silence, he grumbles and says he takes me for a damn yankee. I had no idea he'd be right. At this point I consider myself a Midwestern Southerner (Breeny is gagging at this very moment).

The only reason I bring this up is to comment on a fantastic dinner I just had. I know other people in this wide wonderful country think they know how to do BBQ, and I don't deny there is potential. But c'mon, I live in Tennessee and there are folks here who simply have a gift. It was just stellar. I am writing about this now so that I can look back and remember this when I have had ugali for a week straight. Oh my!

Time is getting tight. Next week I sell most of my worldly goods on my front lawn in a yard sale. After that, it is going to be close to four months before I have a home of my own again. I still have a few more weeks of work, so I won't be bored at least. This is just too much to think about right now. I am going back to the left over BBQ in the fridge.

4 Comments:

  • At 10:53 PM, Blogger Steve said…

    You want some good BBQ? Come to Texas..we cant be beat!!

     
  • At 3:15 AM, Blogger Justina said…

    Steve - Agreed. About the only thing you can't get in San Francisco is good BBQ. (And cheese curds.) Only Texas serves up the world's best BBQ at a chain restaurant you can find at every other freeway exit - Luther's BBQ. Woo-hoo!

     
  • At 10:13 PM, Blogger Me said…

    I am still going to stand by legendary Tennessee BBQ. Some Memphis Rendezvous is enough to make a good girl go bad (it did it to me). :)

    Maybe we can have a taste off. Anyone have friends willing to do a BBQ run to Africa. :)

     
  • At 7:55 PM, Blogger Steve said…

    cheese curds?....um...maybe its a good thing they dont have them in S.F.

     

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