Southern BBQ Tour – The Second Leg . . .

We left Jan’s sister Debbie’s a little before 9 this morning, heading south for the second leg of our Southern BBQ Tour.

We had such a great time at this reunion, and are already planning to do it again next year, but on a beach somewhere down south.

We passed through Illinois, Kentucky, and then into Tennessee, where we made the second stop on our BBQ Tour, at long-time favorite Famous Dave’s BBQ. We first came across Famous Dave’s staying in Billings, MT on our way to Alaska in 2008, and since then we’ve eaten there all over the country.

So when I found that there was one in Nashville, well, Hermitage, anyway, it became a must-stop on our trip. And it was as good as always.

We both had the Ribs, Jan’s with BBQ Beans and Fries, and mine with Beans and Collard Greens.

Famous Dave's BBQ Nashville Ribs

And of course, we had to split an order of their Bread Pudding.

Famous Dave's BBQ Nashville Bread Pudding

Jan says it’s pretty much the best Bread Pudding around. I think maybe it’s a toss-up between this one and the Krispy Kreme Donut Bread Pudding at LuLu’s in Gulf Shores, AL.

One thing we noticed about this Famous Dave’s is that though there was hardly a mask in sight, and all the people who were waiting for a table were sitting side by side in chairs in the lobby, they still have every other table shut down.

So why?

We got into Athens and our Day’s Inn about 5pm, and since we’d had a big lunch, we were in for the night.

Tomorrow I’m going to start contacting relatives to set up times when we can get together over the next couple of days.

Then Wednesday we’ll head down to Birmingham for more friend get-togethers,


Thought For The Day:

Here’s all you have to know about men and women:


Women are crazy. Men are stupid.


And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.


George Carlin

One Response to Southern BBQ Tour – The Second Leg . . .

  1. Rob says:

    I’ve eaten at Famous Dave’s before, the one in Tacoma for sure, I don’t recall anything special about it…
    My favorite bbq places are the little ones that you find driving around the south. I was somewhere in Georgia, waiting to make a left turn and I smelled the bbq. The light changed, I made my turn then went back for the bbq place for lunch, it was good! No idea where I was… 🙂

    The best pulled pork I’ve had was at Bradford’s BBQ in Copperhill, TN. https://goo.gl/maps/mzGcCRro5GqeyaoM7

    When I was in Ellijay Georgia our favorite place was Shane’s Ribshack, another bbq chain.

    Out in Belfair WA there was a 24/7 bbq place right by the side of the road (WA Hwy 3), the smokers were always going! It was a large lot off the road with a food truck, the cookers, some tarps/tents an great smells! Good bbq!
    After a year or two they had to move, I do miss them. I heard they have a restaurant somewhere in Bremerton, I’ve never been there…

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