Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Martin's BBQ - Big Apple Block Party

Pat Martin, proprietor of Martin's BBQ in Nolensville, TN near Nashville, was interviewed on the Leonard Lopate radio show during his visit to the Big Apple Barbeque Block Party in June.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mr. Powdrell's Original Barbeque Restaurant

During a recent visit to Albequerque on our summer vacation, we stopped by for supper at Mr. Powdrell's Barbeque (recommended by several of my readers). It's not quite the kind of hard core barbecue joint I was expecting, since it serves some non-traditional bbq menu items too, but it was well worth the trip. The baked beans were very good. I kind of wish I had the recipe.

They have a separate entrance for carry out orders (the round building). The entrance to the main dining room, is on the left hand side.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Top Ten BBQ Restaurants - rated the nations top 10 bbq restaurants:

City Market - Luling Tx
Daisy May's BBQ - New York, Ny
Everett & Jones Barbeque - Oakland, Ca
Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue- Kansas City, Ks
Fox Bros BBQ - Atlanta, Ga
Full Moon Bar-B-Que - Hoover, Al
Montgomer Inn at the Boathouse - Cincinnati, Oh
Smoque BBQ - Chicago, Il
Urban Bar-B-Cue - Rockville, Md
Zeke's Smokehouse - Montrose, Ca

I'm not sure I agree that a bbq restaurant in Oakland, Montrose, , New York, or Rockville can be a legitimate "Top 10 Best" barbecue restaurant in the entire country. I'd imagine that the states of Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, or Missouri have many, many restaurants that could legitimately be in this Top 10. Tennessee and Texas might have enough good restaurants to fill up an entire Top 10 list of their very own. It sounds like more of a marketing gimmick than a legitimate "Best of" bbq list. But, hey....what do I know. I've never eaten at any of these locations. Maybe they really are better than all the rest (I really, really doubt it).

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Cruisers Cafe 66 - Williams Arizona

We spent a few days in Williams, Arizona on vacation recently. Located on Interstate 40, the town of Williams is the homebase for many exploratory trips to the Grand Canyon.

After a day of sight seeing we stopped by Cruisers Bar & Grill on Historic Route 66 for supper. Cruisers was built in an old historic gas station located in downtown Williams. The decor and atmosphere were pretty cool. I didn't have ribs, but my father-in-law and mother-in-law gave them good reviews.

The ribs.

A view of the front patio.

The decor.

The grill.
A picture of the classic hot rod on the roof of the cover over what used to be gasoline pumps.