The past two weeks (well, really 6 years) have been busy. The week before last I traveled to Nashville for work. It was my second time going to Nashville – I was there in February for Blissdom Conference – but I didn’t get the chance to try any local BBQ. I am in a love affair with the Yelp! app on my Droid, so I easily pulled up the best rated BBQ joint in downtown Nashville and walked to the main strip to check it out. I ordered the beef brisket, coleslaw and cornbread. While Jack’s was good, I really wasn’t all that impressed. In fact, I even thought to myself that our local BBQ place had them beat by a mile. So I was feeling a little disappointed in my Nashville BBQ experience.
And then I arrived at the airport. Yes, the airport. I saw the mini-location of the Neely’s BBQ restaurant! I was so excited and did not think twice before ordering up a pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw and fries. OH MY was it ever good. Now that’s what BBQ should taste like! It was moist, tender, flavorful and the sauce was divine. The coleslaw was the perfect combination of crunchy, creamy and salty and the crisp fries were icing on the cake. Just you take a look:
Last week I headed to my native country of Canada for my best friend’s wedding. Going home always calls for special trips to eat the heartwarming foods that I grew up on and that aren’t available in the States. In addition to stockpiling the requisite Cadbury chocolate bars and Swedish Berries, I wasted no time in getting to Burger King and ordering a poutine – the Quebec french fry, gravy and cheese curd delicacy. There’s really nothing like it.