Monday, June 15, 2009

The Hog Highway

Since I posted last week about my recent cravings for some Eastern NC barbeque, I have been seeing it everywhere. Maybe there is something to asking the universe for what you want! Since I posted this, I have had the following things come to me:

1) My June/July Garden & Gun just arrived, and it features an article on the best barbeque joints of Eastern NC. (Ayden has two!)
2) America's Test Kitchen showed how to make it at home... specifically, sandwiches with slaw! My favorite!
3) The Sweet Baby Ray's restaurant in Elk Grove Village, IL is featuring Eastern NC barbeque all month! Check it out here. My expectations aren't very high, but I am desperate.

I am trying to go next weekend, and I will report back on how the Illinois version of NC barbeque goes... apparently there will be hush puppies as well!


Stuart Shea said...

I need more information on what "Garden and Gun" is all about.

EsseQuamVideri said...

"Not your Mema's 'Southern Living'" is a description that I like (seen on FB).

Stuart Shea said...

okay, that makes sense. So it's "new style" South style.

EsseQuamVideri said...

Kind of "New Southern"? But it's all about tradition... so maybe a better way to say it is "Good Old Southern Now".