Hush Puppies

23 May 19
Valley Review

Fast food comes. Fast food goes. The Fox Valley landscape proves that fast food facilities last forever. As the region awaits construction of Chick-fil-A and Popeye’s, fast food structures of yesteryear continue to serve us well and in a variety of ways. Those trademark buildings — back from the days when buildings were key pieces […]

23 May 19
A Culinary Odyssey

Harrison’s was located below street level in the space that later became Trogs. Once you had descended the long narrow staircase you became aware of the stunning tropical fish tank on the south wall. Harrison’s served excellent food and had the general ambience of a Georgetown bar like Mr. Smith or Fourth Edition. Zorba’s was […]

22 May 19
Benton Bound

First things first. Trevor went to the barber. Then we took Winston to Big Red’s Bed n’ Biscuit. Winston loves it so much he ran in without a goodbye. Off to get the rental car so we could all ride together( one of the changes since Benton) Rented a van. Who knows it might be […]

22 May 19
The Denver Post
Nothing quite says the start of summer like smoked meat, sweet tea and mayo-slathered salads. And while Denver hasn’t always been a barbecue-forward city, the past few years have brought more and more fine iterations. Though not included here, some of the latest restaurants can be found in trendy neighborhoods, doing Kansas City riffs and Texas tributes. They can also be found in unlikely spots (see the last stop on our list), adding in Japanese ingredients. For classic barbecue, you can head out to the suburbs (see stops in Lone Tree, Superior and Westminster), where they’re sticking firmly to tradition. By no means a comprehensive list, we’ve compiled some newer and some tried-and-true barbecue favorites (and side dishes — no afterthoughts here). They all offer dine-in and catering options over Memorial Day weekend. GQue BBQ (Lone Tree, Westminster) St. Louis native Jason Ganahl’s championship-winning barbecue now has two Denver locations, on the north and south sides of town. The latter is attached to Ganahl’s homemade ice cream shop, if a dessert option sways your vote. For something decadent, try the meltdown sandwich with brisket, cheese and onion rings. The meats: Pork, turkey, brisket, ribs, sausage, chicken wings The sides: Apple slaw, pit-smoked beans, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese The cost: $11 for 10 chicken wings; $16 for four sausage links; $16 per pound for pork and turkey; $20 per pound for brisket; $36 for a rack of ribs. Sides are $9 for a pint, $17 for a quart and $40 for a gallon. Find it: 8433 Park Meadows Center Drive (Lone Tree), 303-729-2506; 5160 W. 120th Ave., 303-379-9205; gquebbq.com; 11 a.m. until it’s gone Boney’s Smokehouse (Downtown) Tucked downtown is this tribute to all Southern barbecue, serving hickory-smoked meats, St. Louis-style ribs and sweet tea, all from six-generation-old recipes. If you’re eating there, find hush puppies, fried okra and “Almost yo’ Mama’s” collard greens. The meats: Spare ribs, pulled pork, brisket, barbecue chicken breast, hot sausage links The sides: Baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, green beans [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] The cost: $150-$299 for party packs feeding 10-20 guests and served with hickory-smoked wings, a choice of meat, 2-4 sides, sauce, buns or cornbread and cutlery; or order buffet-style for $13-$17 per person. Find it: 1543 Champa St., 303-825-9900; boneysbbq.com; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, closed Sunday AJ’s Pit Bar-B-Q (Overland) This Texas- and Montreal-trained Chicago transplant specializes in beef brisket smoked over post oak. While you can eat in the industrial restaurant (don’t be fooled by its hard-to-find location) Tuesdays through Sundays in the Overland neighborhood, you can also order meats by the pound or pitmaster spreads online for your Memorial Day parties. The meats: Brisket, pulled pork, ribs, chicken, sausage The sides: Mac and cheese, cornbread, potato salad, pit beans, farm slaw The cost: The pitmaster spread costs $15 per person for two meats and two sides, or add $5 per person for a third meat; or order by the pound. Find it: 2180 S. Delaware St., 720-815-5571; pitbarbq.com; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed Monday Wayne’s Smoke Shack (Superior) Modeled after Central Texas meat markets, Wayne’s sells all its barbecue by the pound alongside sides like green chile mac and cheese and desserts such as peach cobbler. Note: The restaurant will only deliver for parties of 25 or more. The meats: Brisket, ribs, pork shoulder, pork belly, Wagyu beef sausage, turkey breast, hot smoked salmon and catfish The sides: Green chile mac and cheese, beans with pork, green beans with pork belly, coleslaw, kettle chips, vegetable or fruit platter The cost: Pick-up for $16.50-$20.50 per person or delivery for $18-$22 per person (for two-four meats and two sides), including sauce, bread and serving ware. Find it: 406 Center Drive, Superior; 303-554-5319; waynessmokeshack.com; 11 a.m. until sold out (lunch only) Tuesday through Saturday Dry Storage (Boulder) An Oklahoma “hodge-podge” barbecue, according to chef Kelly Whitaker, this option is available weekends-only, served from inside Boulder’s new Dry Storage cafe. Like daily menu items at Dry Storage, Whitaker’s barbecue brings in Japanese influences — from miso pork ribs to horseradish Kewpie mayo sauce. And Boulder Daily Camera’s restaurant critic just called it the best barbecue in Colorado. The meats: Brisket, pork, ribs, chicken The sides: Slaw, house-milled corn grits, housemade white pullman bread The cost: Chicken from $8 a quarter to $30 for a whole bird, and the other meats for $10 per half pound or $20 per pound Find it: 3601 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; 720-420-0918; drystorage.com; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, with barbecue sold Saturday and Sunday only  
22 May 19
Market Reports Updates...

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21 May 19
Footwear News

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21 May 19
Just Kari On

We’re still in Long Island (at least in this post anyway) So the second stop after AJ’s Grilled Cheese Shop on our Long Island Adventure for drinks and eats was Patchogue Beer Project. We mainly went to for the beer and just to hang out. We did not do a tour of the brewery. Food […]

21 May 19
Life In My Pockets

Cedar and pine trees are everywhere, so much greenery. 103rd Street is crazy busy 24 hours a day. Cecil Field NAS is actually pretty cute, especially the area around the pond. This is the first time I’ve actually seen cinder block houses. The Baptist preacher who came to our door and invited us to his […]

21 May 19
Therapy Bits

Hush Puppies 1 1/2 cups cornmeal 1/2 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3 cups buttermilk 2 teaspoons salt 1 large, finely diced onion Combine cornmeal, flour and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Stir in buttermilk and beat until smooth. Stir in salt and onion. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of batter into a deep fryer; […]

19 May 19
Ramblings from Retirement

Sunday Over to Settle for a reunion with the class of 1965 from Settle Primary School.  The class of 65 have reached the age of 65. We reminisced in the Folly cafe at the bottom of School Hill, down which we legged it almost out of control at the end of each school day and […]

18 May 19
A Different Route

After supper last night I mowed our yard and my parents yard.  Originally I planned to mow them this morning, but it looked like the thunderstorms predicted for late this afternoon might arrived sooner than expected.  So I mowed.  Not an exciting way to spend Friday night, but day was cooling off and I didn’t […]