Just like Moses and his people wandered the desert, I've been traveling the back roads of this country on my own journey to the Barbecue Promised Land.  I'd have taken better notes had I known I'd be writing a book.

— Mike Mills

Peace, Love, and Barbecue

bkarau's Review of The Swinging Door

  • Atmosphere: Looks like a joint. Multiple smokestacks. Pecan grove across street. Gravel lot. Ramshackle building with slab floor. Swinging door root beer. BUT: Quaint stagecoach sign, table service, plates, and large aTm signs everywhere
  • Sauce: Worsterchire, Boyardee, and cayenne
  • Beans: Pintos: Ranch style. Large onion chunks
  • Coleslaw: Raisins. Bland
  • Potato Salad: Very eggy with too much mayo
  • Sausage: Bland and moderate. Good texture
  • Spare Rib: Overcooked. Great bark, though
  • Brisket: Great bark, good flavor and ring. Firm and moist, but not too tender. A bit too tough
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