Both Poverty Pete and I gave short reports yesterday, But here are the details and photo's.
Friday, After a crack'o'dawn departure We three headed down thru Nashville to Lexington TN to Meet Bushie (coming up from Austin) and Poverty Pete who got a head start that day in Nashville. Pete Stopped at the reopened Loveless Cafe to check out the Ham and Bisquits. He'll insert his review later here.
Anyway when the Guys joined up we had a nice visit in a side dining area at Hays Smokehouse. Mr Hays always seems to be in a 'welcoming mood', especially when Roadfooders are involved. He commented that he had read the review comments we all posted last Winter about our visit at that time and had a number of customers who commented on the reviews too. We ordered lunch as pictured here. Porkchop sandwiches, Ribs and pulled pork, and several sides of slaws and potato salad. Looks good, Huh?
We took a little break while Mr Hays completed his lunch rush chores, then he took Bushie Jan and I on a walk around in his Smokehouse. He explained the operation in great detail. It was a real learning experience
The cooker does a great job on whole Hogs, and with the other meat items such as Ribs and Chicken as well.
After finding out that the Cadiz Country Ham Festival was totally lacking in ANY Ham products, we headed for a visit to the center of BBQ activity in that part of Kentucky- The Moonlite BBQ in Owensboro. We enjoyed a Mutton packed lunch, bought some new tee-shirts and chatted about everything under the sun. Here are the 3 guys with Mr Moonlite after lunch!
Bushie joined Janet and I for a couple of days of visiting places like Jungle Jims, and GnawBone IN,and Claudia Sanders Chicken Dinner House before heading down to the Sundancer's for a stop in Knoxville. On the way to Cincinnati this morning, I shared a location overlooking the Ohio from a town made famous by Woodie the Bartender from CHEERS, (Hanover, IN) Bushie shot this Fall Photo there.
Tomorrow we go to GnawBone,Indiana, Home of some great Pork Tenderloins, and get the Texan ready for the next step in his quest for the greatest Roadfood anywhere.
Thats our Weekend. Hope yours was as much fun.