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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Now, I normally wouldn’t be ordering barbeque from  Hard Rock Cafe. But this one is in Kuwait City. No alcohol or pork, of course, those are illegal here. I did see camel meat in the local Carrefour here though, no joke. From the cuts, you get a lot of meat out of a camel. But […]

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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 We were very disappointed in both, the […]

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April 9 through 15: My lovely wife Lynn, Little Buddy, and me drove down to Ft Benning Friday, I had to be at CRC (Conus Replacement Center) Sat morning at 0900. Took the backroads, nice scenery, but we got tired and cranky when we realized we didn’t have the car registration. Highlight was a meal […]

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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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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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Virgil on September 15, 2010

I watched a show called Food Heavens about barbeque yesterday. Funny thing is that, even though they showed it on their schedule, I could find no pages about it. Maybe they knew how screwed up the show was. I wanted to send them an email. There are a few arguable criticisms, but a lot of […]

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