18th Jun

Barbecue Bob Blues

Robert Hicks was born on September 11, 1902 in Walnut Grove, Georgia. After his parents moved to Newton County, he joined his older brother Charlie in taking guitar lessons from local guitar-picking diva, Savannah “Dip” Weaver. Both brothers made friends with the young Weaver boy, “Curley” and soon they were practicing their pentatonic …

13th May

Barbecue Road Trip

With the advent of television networks devoted to foods and programs geared toward “cooking it yourself,” today’s backyard chefs consider themselves masters of the so-called “barbecue arts.” Unfortunately, clothed in their “Kiss the Cook” aprons—with tongs in hand and battery-powered temperature probe at the ready—they are …

08th Nov
Beaumont Pig Stand

The Texas Pig Stands Drive-In

“People in their cars are so lazy that they don’t want to get out of them to eat!” The proclamation still rings as true today as it did when candy and tobacco magnate Jessie G. Kirby first uttered the words in 1921. At the time, he was trying to interest Rueben W. Jackson, a Dallas, Texas physician to invest in a new idea for a roadside restaurant …