Just the Facts Maam!
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- We pay for 99% of our meals and happily do so
- We never advise a restaurant in advance of that we’re coming to dine with them
- We never tell the owner/operator that we will be writing a review about their establishment to seek preferential treatment
- We do at times converse with the owner/operator or staff after we’ve paid for the meal in order to understand their story and techniques used to prepare a dish
- If for any reason we are being compensated to visit a restaurant, that is disclosed in the text of the story and a disclaimer at the bottom
If you’ve read our reviews on this site then you know we have a few things that tick us off royally about food and especially barbecue.
This is the back of the hand notes barbecue version.
- Find out why your meat needs sauce to taste good
- Learn to cook barbecue that does actually taste good
- Hire someone who knows how to cook barbecue that tastes good
- Find yourself a different line of work because you’re not cut out for the Que business
At the present time, there are two other staff members and myself for this website, each of us has over 14 years experience as certified barbecue judges. We all have attended judging schools with The Kansas City Barbecue Society, additionally, two of us are certified Memphis In May judges. We all have judged numerous barbecue contest including the Granddaddy of them all, Memphis In May on the river.
We also had our own competitive cooking team that competed on the Kansas City Barbecue Circuit winning numerous contests and was even invited to cook in the World BBQ Championship contest in 2000 where we placed in the top ten out of 150 teams. We were one of only three teams from Alabama invited to cook in Teddy Gentry’s (formerly a member of Alabama, the megahit band ) Grazefest2004 in Montgomery, AL. Additionally, we founded and operated a barbecue restaurant and catering business.
So, when we say we know barbecue, WE KNOW BARBECUE!
We do what we do the way we do because we’re not looking for fame, fortune or free meals! Just fine foods and great barbecue. GAME ON!
Leave a comment on our food reviews whether you agree or disagree as we’re not always right, but we’re seldom in doubt.
Here at the BBR we strive to give honest reviews of the places we visit. We DO NOT pretend to be Chefs or fancy critics. However, we do know good food when we meet it.
Our reviews are based on our judgment of the meal that was ordered, prepared and eaten on a particular day. If and when you visit one of the establishments we’ve reviewed, your experience may be totaled different either good or bad.
Our reviews are meant as a fun guide and should be taken as such, however, all are protected under the First Amendment, Freedom of Speech clause of the US Constitution.
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