Friday, February 21, 2003

There's something fundamentally wrong with a story that purports to tell the story of barbecue, but only mentions Kansas City once, and even then in a quote from someone else. Hell, this Jake Adam York fella talks about Chicago and St. Louis as way stations, and barbecue as a wandering tribe, but doesn't seem to realize that Kansas City is where the tribe stopped, put down roots, and said, "from now on, this is home." But, then again, he's from Alabama, and southerners always think they know more about barbecue than they really do. Still, he's a good enough writer, and I can't fault his choice of subject. He got me salivating for ribs at 9 a.m., so he must be doing something right.

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