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Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10430
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 12:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

After a few years of attending the annual local rib festival, which has become something of a big deal with more than 100,000 attendees over four days, I've become a fan of Carolina low country barbecue. And this article makes me think that one of these days I need to make a pilgrimage to that part of the world for the real thing straight from the hog:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/10/dining/10United.html?em

Which leads to a question: what's your favorite beer with pulled pork that melts in your mouth?
 

dhacker
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Post Number: 1691
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 01:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's a tough question to answer. Something not too hoppy with a good roast character to compliment Porky . . maybe a good porter.

There are places (usually hole in the wall type) that serve BBQ here in TN that I'd put up against anyone's, anywhere. Used to be a dump just up the road from where I live named Leon's. Incredible is all I can say! But when Leon died, the secret of his method apparently went with him.

Thanks Bill . . ya just made me drool on myself.

Fortunately, the 4th o' July isn't that far off!

 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10433
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Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 03:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Twenty-five years ago I lived in Dallas, which is far from my favorite city. There were a couple of things I managed to like about it, though. One was a well-known rib shack called Sonny Bryan's. They've since expanded from the original location, and if you believe the online reviews the barbecue isn't quite as good anymore. But when I lived there it was a sort of DMZ between an upscale neighborhood and the ghetto, and you'd be likely to see a pimped-out ride, a pickup truck and a Mercedes parked in the same lot, their variously dressed owners seated on the fenders eating take-out barbecue and licking sauce from their fingers.

Back then Texas was more relaxed about alcohol and driving. There was a place called Keller's on Dallas' east side, a burger drive-in where the carhop would take your order for longneck Lone Stars before bringing your food.
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Username: Canman

Post Number: 3085
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 05:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Bill, I love BBQ and when I was in Nova Scotia took a liking to Propellor Porter to go with it. I have yet to find a porter in Ontario as good. I like the way porters mix with BBQ sauces, it just works for me.

wait.....you have no St Chuck's on tap????
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10440
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 06:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As a matter of fact, St. Chuck's is in one of my taps right now. My wife is not so fond of porters and stouts, however. She says she would rather drink her coffee hot. Of course that's all the more left for me and guests.

Bob, if you're ever in this area over Labour Day weekend, the Burlington Rib Festival is worth a stop. They hold it in an attractive setting along the lakefront, and there are about 50 vendors from as far away as Florida and Texas. I'd rate it as perhaps the best rib fest in Canada. Be sure to park at one of the local shopping malls and take a shuttle bus; otherwise you might have to walk 20 minutes each way to and from your car. It's a 15 minute walk from my house, or I can ride my bike.

One thing that would add greatly to the festival would be the availability of craft beer. I'll have to talk to the owner of tne local micro (not my favourite, but some of their beers are OK) to see what it would take for him to get his beers served.

(Message edited by BillPierce on June 11, 2009)
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Username: Canman

Post Number: 3086
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Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 07:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I will have to google that festival, thanks Bill
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10441
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 08:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Send me an e-mail if you end up coming for it. I promise good beer after good barbecue.

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