Stay tuned for DoRag Does Memphis Part 3.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Stay tuned for DoRag Does Memphis Part 3.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
1:30PM Tom's BBQ
4:00PM Marlow's BBQ
8:00PM Memphis BBQ Co.
11:00PM Gibson's Donuts (added during another “drankin & watchin Food Porn” night!)
1:30PM Central BBQ
4:00PM Morris Grocery
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Watching TV today a Psychologist was discussing the emotional impact the holidays can have on some people. He suggested people should take inventory of the past years positive events and experiences and reflect on them. His theory was the list would provide a springboard for how you approach 2015 and in doing so you would feel good about yourself. Ok...maybe I can buy that but if your gonna inventory the good things shouldn't you inventory the bad shit? And with some people wouldn't the bad shit offset the good shit and result in even more depression? I could debate this further but I am not a Physiologist just a GOBRT..."Good Ole Boy with Redneck Tendencies" however I did like the idea of making a list of the good shit! So despite Lawyers, Judges, Courtrooms, a bad wreck, rib disqualification in Cookeville, & other life changing bad mojo there have been some incredible events, experiences, & PEOPLE in my life this past year! Here's my list....
I had the pleasure of seeing & hearing (in no particular order) Sturgill Simpson, Blackberry Smoke, Holly Williams, Byron Hill, Wil Nance, Roxie Dean, Will Hogue, Billy Joe Shaver, Jason Isbell, Lucinda Williams, Shawn Mullins, Chuck Cannon, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson, Ricky Scaggs, Jeff Hanna, Martraca Berg, Keith Anderson, Kaycey Smith, John England & The Western Swingers, Larry Hamilton & The Palace Band, 50 Shades of Hay, Eileen Rose & Silver Threads, Wendy Newcomer, 2Country4Nashville, Pork McElhinny, David Petersen, Skipper Grace, Drake White & The Big Fire, Clare Dunn, Brian Collins, Donica Knight, Todd Snider, Buddy Miller, Robert Ellis, Chas Sandford & a few others that I am sure I missed.
Next are some things I did, attended, or visited starting with competing in 4 BBQ contests (Winchester, Lewisburg, Cookeville, & Mt. Pleasant) of which the Tony Stone Cookeville contest is my favorite, Studio A catering event, the KCBS Banquet in Nashville, spending time in the "Holler" in Kentucky, the Watertown Yard Sale, Jeff & Luann's Birthday/Anniversary party, Brandt & Mandy Snedeker Catering event, The Jack, spending weekends poolside at Hooperville, assisting Donny Bray at WCPC BBQ Classes, lightening of the Jack Daniels Barrel Christmas Tree, July 4th Party at Hooperville, weekends in Mullberry, Jack week at the Butt-Ranch, and Orange Beach Vacation! I am sure I am leaving out something but my memory is fading as I finish a bottle of Winter-Jack!
As I sit here finishing the last drop of Winter Jack I guess the Psychologist "list idea" worked for me. I did have a really great 2014 after all & I am so excited to see what 2015 has in store for me. Guess I will have to make a list as I go! Hope I am on your list! Hopefully not your shit-list!
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
DoRag's Review: Chauhan Ale & Masala House
|Garam Masala Pork Belly|
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Made some Salsa today to use on Brisket Tacos. I usually make more like a Pico de Gallo which is more chunky. I found this recipe on The Hispanic Kitchen website while looking for a recipe that would have a longer "shelf life" than I had been getting with the Pico. As you can see it made about 2 cups and has quite a bite due to the Jalapenos! You may want to start with 1 pepper and go from there! As for "shelf-life" will keep you posted! Pretty easy to make...give it a try! Enjoy!
6 Roma tomatoes
2 to 3 serrano or jalapeño peppers
1 to 2 cloves of garlic, sliced
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Recently I have had the opportunity to visit several great restaurants & enjoy some great music in Nashville & Louisville. I thought it would be fun to share my experiences with you. So beginning now I am going to post a short review of the resturants, food, music, & venues I visit as well as an update of the DoRagQ Competition BBQ Team's 2015 schedule & results. I promise to post at least weekly if not more often. Here is a review of a recent place I visited for lunch. Hope you enjoy!
Monday, August 13, 2012
The DoRagQ Gang traveled to nearby McMinnville, TN for one of our favorite contests of the year "Smokin in McMinnville". I think this was the 4th annual & we have competed in all four! One reason it is one of our favorites is that DoRagQ Gang member Richard Finley puts on the "Finley Fish Fry Friday". Say that 4 times fast! One of Richard's passions is fishing & I am here to tell you he is good at it! I called him the other day & he was on his way back with his catch. I asked him how many he caught. He said "not many 50 or 60"!!! I don't think I have caught that many fish in my entire life!
|Friends enjoying the festivities!|
|Pam & Richard frying up some Hush Puppies. Delish!|
Anyway Richard can cook 'em about as good as he can catch 'em & his Hush-Puppies are the best! I think this is the 3rd year that Richard has volunteered to provide & cook for our Friday night shin-dig. Many of our friends pitch in & we have a feast to say the least! Thanks to Lotta Bull, Warren County Pork Choppers, Swiggin Pig, Smoke on This, The Q Team, Pit Bulls Up In Smoke, Gooby's, & all the rest that joined in the the good eatin & making for a special night in McMinnville! Ok enough about FFFF (Finley's Fish Fry Friday) & on the the "Q"!
|Fish, Fries, & Hush Puppies!|
Apparently there were 5 perfect scores of 180! The Algood BBQ Team, Dark Hollow Mafia, DoRagQ, Once in a Blue Moon, & Swiggin Pig all had perfect scores. Only Swiggin Pig had a "Perfect-Perfect" score & took the win. Once in a Blue Moon took 2nd & The DoRagQ Gang took 3rd! Congrats Swiggin Pig!
In chicken the DoRagQ Gang did not get a call as our friends Charcoal Cowboys took 1st place followed by Lotta Bull 2nd, & Pit Bulls Up In Smoke 3rd. Congrats Cowboys! I bet they got some help from Eddie! LOL! Also a shout-out to Goobys for a nice 8th place finish!
When they began to call out the top 10 in ribs they mentioned there were two 180 scores. David & I knew it wasn't us & were bettin Barry Johnson of Swiggin Pig was one of them. He has several to his credit & is a great cook. Gooby's got another call finishing 8th with Warren County Pork Choppers takin 6th. Pit Bulls Up In Smoke struck again with a 4th place call & local favorite Wild Onion taking 3rd. Next was the first of two 180 scores....Swiggin Pig takin 2nd. Richard & I were lookin around the crowd to see who was left to get the other 180 call. Then Arlie said it was a "Perfect-Perfect 180" meaning all six Judges scored it with a perfect score of 9-9-9. Who the hell did that? Holy Crap Batman the DoRagQ Gang did!!!!!! We scored a "PERFECT-PERFECT 180" in frickin ribs & took 1st place! No way Jose! I am still on cloud 9-9-9!!!
|DoRagQ's first 180 was a "Perfect-Perfect 180" in ribs!|
With our hearts still beatin 90 to nothin Gooby's once again heard their name called finishing 8th. Sounds like 8 is their lucky number! Lotta Bull got the 7th place call & South Pork ran to the stage finishing 6th. The DoRagQ Gang once again heard our name finishing 5th & Swiggin Pig got the 4th place call. Warren County Pork Choppers slid in the 3rd place slot with The "Ragin Cajun" Danny Coogle of Pit Bulls Up In Smoke gettin another call finishing 2nd. Team Allegro took top honors finishing 1st in pork! Congrats to all!
We heard DoRagQ early gettin the 10th place call with the Q-Team finishing 9th. South Pork was 7th & Team & Allegro got the 6th place call. Pitmaster's own Donny Bray of Warren County Pork Choppers took 5th with Lotta Bull 4th, Swiggin Pig 3rd. & Jackie & Sherry Price of Smoke On This taking 2nd. First place went to Government Pork! Congrats to all!
Starting out in 10th was Hot Coles BBQ, with 9th going to Team Allegro. South Pork took 8th with Gooby's movin up to 7th! Government Pork rode their brisket win to a 6th place finish with Warren County Pork choppers finishin in 5th place! The DoRagQ Gang managed to score a 4th place overall with Lotta Bull taking 3rd. Danny Coogle's Pit Bulls Up In Smoke took Reserve Grand Champion with the "Big Pig" himself Barry Johnson takin the overall Grand Champion! Congrats Barry on another win!
So as we close the book on another "Smokin in McMinnville" I can reflect on an interesting weekend with a surprising ending. But it was no surprise that Swiggin Pig & Pit Bulls Up in Smoke went 1-2, they are darn good cooks. The biggest surprise for me was to get a 180 score! And to top it off a "Perfect-Perfect 180" to boot! Most of you know I am a humble guy but I just gotta say that I am so proud of that accomplishment and to do it with my BBQ friends & family there made it even more special. On top of that to have Pam, David, & Richard there to be a part of it is just priceless! Thanks for being the "Do" in DoRagQ! Can't wait till we get to Nashville & get to do it again. Hope we see you there on August 24-251 Come by & say "WasssssssssssUpppppp" We love company!