June 30, 2009

Eating In And Around Bristol, TN

See below for a few of the highlights from a recent Southern Foodways Alliance field trip to Bristol:

Beef sandwich from Ridgewood Barbecue:

The Burger Bar - said to be the site of Hank Williams' last meal:

Sean Brock of McCrady's cooked a three-course trout dinner at the Bristol train station:

Pal's, the best fast food (and building) ever:

Fried bologna sandwich and cheeseburger from the Soda Shoppe in Abingdon, VA:

A round of Valleydale chili dogs overlooking the Bristol Motor Speedway (notice the industrial-strength red dye in those dogs):

Finally, here's Jeff, just before taking some laps around Bristol Motor Speedway (and apparently being scolded by Angie Mosier to keep it under control):
speedway photo by Amy Evans

June 24, 2009

Adventures In Signage

Brooklyn's Burger Hut...I love the fact that when the black U fell off, they just grabbed some yellow and red and painted one on:

June 23, 2009

Green Olive Media Published In Logo Lounge Book

We're excited to have some of our work published in Logo Lounge - Volume 5...available at your local bookseller / Amazon / etc...

June 22, 2009

World's Greatest Website

I have a feeling that a visit to Dip Dog is likely to be the highlight of our trip to Bristol, VA this weekend. Check out their killer site...

Green Olive On The Twitter And The Facebook

Did you know? Follow us on Twitter here; Facebook here; and if you just want to know what our last meal was, here's the Twitter for that.

Food Arts - July 2009

Check out the July issue of Food Arts featuring Green Olive photography, and a great piece on Sean Brock of McCrady's written by John Kessler.

June 19, 2009

Rolling Bones BBQ - Atlanta, GA

Today the new owners of Rolling Bones start serving their new menu - these are the chefs from One Flew South, and to say that they've updated the menu is an understatement...


Pork sliders:

Pork ribs:

June 18, 2009

2009 Big Apple BBQ Fest - New York, NY

This year was the best Big Apple BBQ yet...see the next several posts for a few of our highlights.

Martin's BBQ Joint - Big Apple BBQ Fest

Martin's rig was the place to be for whole hog this year...when they would load a pig onto the smoker, a mob of people would gather 'round, snapping their cell phone cameras, trying to get a glimpse. It was quite a sight, and we were proud to see these guys getting the recognition they deserve.

Pat Martin:

Carey Bringle:

The Pit - Big Apple BBQ Fest

As usual, Ed Mitchell's whole hog sandwiches were a highlight of the festival this year. We've already gone on and on about his pork several times before, so here's just a few photos:

The side of The Pit's 18-wheeler BBQ rig:

A sad sight, the last of the cracklins:

Elizabeth and Mr. Mitchell:

Blue Smoke - Big Apple BBQ Fest

It's impossible to not have the time of your life when pitmaster Kenny Callaghan of Blue Smoke is hosting...we filled up here on so much food Sunday that we barely had room for anything else. These folks know a thing or two about hospitality...

Kenny Callaghan:

Foie gras in the tent!:

Jason, Jeff, Kenny:

Jim 'N Nick's - Big Apple BBQ Fest

Always a pleasure to spend some time with our friends from Jim 'N Nick's...thanks y'all for the liberal 'keg access' policy...

Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Bar - Big Apple BBQ Fest

We were happy that The Crooners made a repeat appearance this year at the Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Bar outside Eleven Madison Park...see the photos - how often do you see a high-energy string band playing in front of a Relais & Chateaux plaque?