Barbeque

Virgil on September 16, 2012

When one works in an inhospitable place like Iraq and eats at a mess hall all the time, certain relatively simple things can really make your day or week.Well, today, it is cooking an entire pig that we got from the PX. Not an animal one would find in an Islamic country normally. Then there […]

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Five-Maudies – Highly Recommended We have been going to Edisto Island for more years than I care to remember and never noticed this place. It is attached to a gas station convenience store, not the best place for a BBQ joint. We noticed their sign last time we drove by. It is located on the […]

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Virgil on June 13, 2012

This post was originally going to be about survival cooking. Survival in the sense of trying to occasionally find an alternative to mess hall food here in Iraq. I will say that the mess hall where I am run by KBR USA is a lot better than when the Army was contracting with KBR UK. […]

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Three Maudies – good My wife and I were in Columbus, GA, for a few days while I went through the Conus Replacement Center at Ft Benning getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan. While there, we hit the two highest rated barbeque places (as rated on yelp.com). We were very disappointed in both, the Georgia […]

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Two Maudies – don’t bother My wife and I were in Columbus, GA, for a few days while I went through the Conus Replacement Center at Ft Benning getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan. While there, we hit the two highest rated barbeque places (as rated on yelp.com). We were very disappointed in both, the […]

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Virgil on December 18, 2010

I wrote a previous article about Travel Channel getting it completely wrong about the history of barbeque in the United States. I am watching Chopped on Food Network and just saw an ad spot with Paula Deen saying that the technique of smoking meats, bacon in particular, was originally taught to the settlers in Smithfield, […]

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Two-Maudies – don’t bother I can’t believe the high reviews for this restaurant on yelp.com. Sure, it is well known. I saw George W there on the campaign trail in 2000 (big woop). This place gets 5-stars for the zillions of items on their buffet. Unfortunately, quantity does not necessarily equate to quality. I have […]

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Five-Maudies – Highly recommended This is what we call here, 100-mile barbeque. That is barbeque you would drive 100 miles or more to eat. There are very few of this caliber of barbeque in any state. Jackie Hite’s is one of them. Funny thing is that a couple blocks away is a much more well-known […]

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Virgil on November 12, 2010

Five-Maudies – highly recommended Before the BBQ Barn arrived in North Augusta four years ago, there was no really exceptional barbeque in the Augusta, Georgia, area. North Augusta is right across the Savannah River from Augusta. I can easily walk to Augusta from my house via the 13th Street bridge. Augusta has Sconyer’s BBQ. It […]

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Virgil on October 28, 2010

The State of the American Palate Part 2 read The State of the American Palate Part 1 I had a great lunch today with my good friend Lake High, president of the South Carolina Barbeque Association. I have been bugging him for months to try out the Central Savannah River Area’s (CSRA – Augusta GA, […]

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