I’ve seen Big Al’s Gourmet Butter-Made Burgers several times, as I was going by.  The time that stuck in my mind the most was during the Peachtree Road Race – they’re on the left, just as you get ready to hit the steepest part of “Cardiac Hill”.  I really thought about stopping and getting one that […]


Known for my exceptional timing, I arrived in the City of Brotherly Love, four days ahead of the Pope.  The airport and every street sign was welcoming the Pontiff and on Tuesday night, the police were in full preparation mode.  The first place I headed to for dinner (in Fairmount), I couldn’t get near, at […]


Twin Smokers BBQ opened last December on Marietta Street, near the Georgia Aquarium, but we had not had the chance to try them out yet.  Today, as we headed to the airport for an afternoon flight, we ended up downtown, looking for food.  As we drove down Marietta Street towards West Midtown, I saw their […]


I discovered  the Crafty Hog in an article earlier this year in the Atlanta Business Chronicle about new barbecue places in the metro and made a note of a new place on the west side.  Then we actually drove by it about a month ago, but not near time for food.  When is not a […]


On a recent trip to Metairie, the folks I was meeting with asked what was on my agenda.  “A decent lunch” was part of my reply.  By 11:00, we had a couple of choices, both in the Bywater neighborhood.  I was not familiar with this area, which is on the river, over by Crescent City […]


For the last fifteen years, I’ve been wanting to try Gus’s Fried Chicken, in Memphis.  We had been to Memphis a couple of times over that span, but the chicken encounter never seemed to happen.  This fascination all goes back to reading, somewhere, that they had the best fried chicken in America.  A couple of […]


Jo always says that it’s not a matter of if she’ll get food poisoning, but rather when.    Today, as we got back in the car, she began to sing, “This.  Could be the day.”  And thus ended the story of our first agreed-upon epic barbecue failure.  Driving to Scottsboro, AL, we had stopped in […]


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