Mans Best Friend

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For those who knew, loved, or had met Eiko, our beloved German Shepherd Eiko passed away suddenly last night – October 7, 2017. Fortunately, we we were able to say goodbye and he was peaceful and not in pain at the end. Eiko was born on April 20, 2007. He was born in Alabama, first […]

Beef Chuck Burnt Ends

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The weather this weekend in Louisiana has been pretty intense.  Yesterday, the city of New Orleans had some serious flooding.  Many reports indicated that up to eight inches of rainfall fell in one sixty minute period alone.  That being said, less than 40 miles north, we spent the afternoon unaware of the severe storms just […]

Summer Barbecue Plans

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Most everyone that knows me, knows that I love barbecue.  Not just in the sense that I like to eat it, but all the small acts that come together over the ten plus hours it takes to cook brisket, pork shoulder, ribs, chicken, whatever.  I love every part – from cutting and splitting wood, to […]

Quick Homochitto Backpack Trip

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I headed off Friday morning to Homochitto National Forest.  I usually end up heading towards the Clear Spring Recreational area in Mississippi – just west of Bude and east of Meadville.  From there it’s easy to take any of the park service roads that run for miles in every direction. There are several hiking trails […]

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Smoke Dreams Part 2

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If you haven’t read my first Smoke Dreams post, this won’t make much sense. Real quick- or “quick and dirty” to get you up to speed.  I have like five grills, almost, but no stick burners (translation – smoker that cooks only wood-fired barbecue).  I finally got one this week, and I’m super stoked.  I’ve spent a few […]

Smoke Dreams

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For many years- actually… many, many years- I’ve dreamed of owning my own restaurant.  When I was a teen, my first jobs all started in restaurants.  I’ve done it all: washing dishes, working the fry station, cooking on the line, waiting tables, and managing the front of house.  I worked in chain restaurants (I was a traveling corporate […]

West Palm Beach

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Cait and I had been planning a trip to West Palm Beach for quite some time to visit her family and were both excited to see some real deal south Florida blue water.  Unfortunately, our flight from New Orleans to Atlanta was massively delayed, and fortunately our flight from Atlanta to West Palm was also […]