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BBQ Crawl finale – Mission BBQ close to home

We finally got home on Friday evening, January 2nd, about 5:30 pm, after driving a little over 3,000 miles over the previous two weeks.  After doing a little unpacking, and generally just kicking back and relaxing for a little while, … Continue reading

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BBQ Crawl stop ten – The Alamo in Richmond (again!)

We enjoyed the Alamo BBQ in Richmond so much the first time around, we wanted to stop in again so we could try their tacos, which another guest had told us were awesome.

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BBQ Crawl stop nine – The Pit in Raleigh, NC

So we slept in on New Year’s Day (no surprise), and didn’t really hit the road until about 11:30 am.  Our intention was to head up I-85 out of Athens towards Charlotte, and eventually finish the day in the Raleigh/Durham … Continue reading

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BBQ Crawl stop 8.5 – New Year’s Eve at The Branded Butcher

After having lunch at The Oink Joint, we continued north to Atlanta, then east to Athens, GA.  We had decided it would be a good idea to get off the roads before dusk, given that it was New Year’s Eve, … Continue reading

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BBQ Crawl stop eight – The Oink Joint

Well, it’s time to start our drive home, unfortunately. We’ve had a great time visiting with relatives here in Dothan, and Christmas was wonderful, but I don’t have unlimited vacation, and we have to be home before Saturday, so we’re … Continue reading

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Side trip to New Orleans and The Shed

A dear friend of ours from our college days at UMBC moved to New Orleans many years ago and got married, and we have not seen her in years. Since we were relatively close by, we decided to make a … Continue reading

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BBQ Crawl stop five – the legendary Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ

We left Nashville about 2 pm and headed south to Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ in Decatur, Alabama. We rolled into their parking lot about 4:30, and on opening our car doors, were greeted with the most delicious smoke smell I … Continue reading

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BBQ Crawl stop four – Jack’s BBQ, Nashville

After our breakfast at Puckett’s, we lumbered down the street to Broadway in Nashville, and did some shopping in the boot shops.  I bought myself some nice cowboy boots (my dress shoes for work needed replacing), and wandered over to … Continue reading

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BBQ Crawl stop three – Puckett’s for breakfast

So we got yet another late start to the morning, in part because the fire alarm in our hotel went off at 12:30 am. We found out the next morning that one of the guests tried to disable the smoke … Continue reading

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BBQ Crawl stop two – Luella’s

We left Wake Forest, NC around 1 pm, went slow and made a lot of stops, and we were ready for dinner by the time we got to Asheville around 6 pm. Unfortunately, the BBQ joint we had listed for … Continue reading

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BBQ Crawl first stop – Alamo BBQ

We got a late start leaving home, but we made it to Richmond by 7 pm for our first stop on our BBQ Crawl: Alamo BBQ.  The first good sign was the pile of wood next to the smoker outside, … Continue reading

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Christmas BBQ Crawl

Amy’s parents moved to Dothan, Alabama this last summer, so we are traveling to southern Alabama for Christmas. Shortly after her parents left, Amy asked me “Have my parents ever actually looked through your telescope?” to which the answer was, … Continue reading

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