You have probably heard me reference my friend RJ who lives in Memphis. RJ was originally from Pennsylvania but moved to Crime-Free Memphis as he wanted to be a shuttle driver at Graceland. RJ found himself a great woman (Let me rephrase that, Mallory, his wife, is an effin saint) and they lived behind our house in South Bluffs. When we decided to sell Bar 595 he and Mallory bought it after we
suckered hard sold JL (not Angry JL the one who can’t ride the majority of the rides at Disneyworld) into buying the house on Madewood to make the Ponzi scheme work. RJ’s best friend is the Asian Fireman and a whole bunch of other players who live near and around our vicinity. The Asian Fireman would come down each year for Memphis in May BBQfest so naturally they got the indirect smoking fever and sure enough some stick burners smokers have been purchased and reside in the Bronx and Glenside Pennsylvania.
A couple of years back the idea of The Boogie Down BBQ was born and a bunch of Memphians headed up to 236th street and took over the house when the Asian Fireman’s wife was pregnant with C-Man. Can you believe we cooked all the food on just one smoker and a grill for 40 people? After a trip to Glenside last year we headed back to 236th street and we were expecting a hungry crowd of 100 invited guests. We had 3 smokers and the grill and the menu included; Pork Shoulder, Baby Back Ribs, Spare Ribs, Beef Brisket, Beef Ribs, Chicken, Red Snapper and BBQ Nachos. The crowd came hungry and we delivered. A good time was had by all.
We must have elected a new Pope last weekend. Like a million of them
Prepping the Ribs
Loading the Smoker with Championship Ribs
Good to see Butchie who was in town for the day.
Me – “Um I smell something burning.” Asian Fireman – “Carbunkle, you need to lay off the sauce, there isn’t anything burning.” Me – “You were saying…..”
Pepe bossing us around from the chair
My buddy RJ, can’t wait to hoist a couple Cerveza’s down in Mexico!
The Spread for Dinner Service.
The Backwood’s Smoker ish smoker. I could so use this sucker down on First Avenue.
Brisket’s being sliced.
Little Baby Priscilla Presley H is going to be the cutest girl in the Convent till she is 25!
It was a good time and I am glad to be enjoying some dinner that isn’t Hickory Smoked.