LOOKING FOR LOVE-BARBECUE, WINE & COCKTAILS
By Doc Lawrence
STONE MOUNTAIN, GA--Each year for about a decade I’ve shared barbecue experiences with readers and listeners, often daring to whisper an occasional opinion or recommendation about the All-American food, dear and delicious smoky barbecue. Down here near Atlanta, pork reigns. It’s the meat of choice with no close second, although plenty of places do chicken and beef right.
And, therein lies the mystery. Who are the ones that keep local traditions alive? What keeps everything original? What causes good people to come back month aftr month, year after year?
Most of all, where can we find these people and their food?
What they have in common is a commitment to quality barbecue. It’s an art form, one of the few flawless collaborations that really make people happy.
I’m on the road in the heat of summer in Dixie looking for the barbecue that stands out from the rest. The sauce that is made with love. Real Brunswick Stew. And the wines, cocktails and beers that magnify the barbecue experience.
Look for dispatches from Valdosta, Dothan, North Wilkesboro, Monteagle, Lexington, Panacea, Corinth, Spartanburg and Winchester. Plus many more places.
Looking for a worthwhile vacation featuring new places and smiling faces? The Mississippi Gulf Coast is a winner: