Friday, June 14, 2013

Reporting from the Blue Ridge Barbecue Festival

I head to Tryon on Saturday to serve as a judge for the 20th annual Blue Ridge Barbecue championship.

What's it like being a barbecue judge? I've judged this one more times than I can count (although I've taken the last couple of years off). So I can tell you that it is delicious, smoky, and harder than it looks. It also means eating so much pork that your brain gets addled.

Having said that, I'll try to capture this one by Twitter throughout the day Saturday and round it up here next week. Follow along and let me know how I'm doing -- I'm @kathleenpurvis on Twitter, and I'll use the hashtag #ncbbq.

And I apologize in advance for that pork-addled brain thing.