The first panel discussion I attended featured one of the creators of the fictional podcast Welcome to Night Vale. When he was introduced, the sound that erupted from the standing-room only crowd was similar to what the Beatles heard on Ed Sullivan. OK, maybe there wasn’t as much squealing and crying, but still, hundreds of people were cheering for a guy I’d never heard of. What was I missing?
Let’s get two things straight. One, barbecue is not what happens when you cook hamburgers in your backyard; that’s grilling. Two, there is no more delicious and tender barbecue than what can be eaten in Memphis. The good people of Texas, Missouri and the Carolinas will tell you otherwise. Bless their hearts.