we accept bbq

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Trading is not all fun and games and scrumptious cookies. Sometimes trading makes for awkward moments. For example, when someone is intensely interested in trading but there is not one thing in their entire booth that one wants. Read more

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Roasting a Pig and Remembering

Photo by Fred Sauceman.

Every October, Eduardo Zayas-Bazán travels from Miami to East Tennessee, where he once taught Spanish. His mission: to reunite with friends over a roasting, citrus-marinated, garlicky pig. Read more


While maintaining that spirit of barbecue inclusiveness, when asked to name my favorite, I answer instantly and confidently: Ridgewood Barbecue in Bluff City, Tennessee. Read more

“There are things that only pot likker can cure & times when what actually matters can be spooned on to a plate — the savories & the sweetest of things that simply taste like my North Carolina home.” — Sheila Smith McKay, Home in Mind Read more

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Never trust a skinny cook

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Tony Gore is a man who knows food. Raised on Southern cooking, Gore learned from his mother and grandmothers, opening his first restaurant in 2006—Tony Gore’s Smoky Mountain BBQ and Grill in Sevierville, Tenn. Read more