Monday, January 16, 2012

Life on the Barbecue Bus

The Barbecue Bus is a Solera C-class motor-home on loan from Rien's parents. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)

In between our assigned interviews for the Southern Foodways Alliance there was a lot of driving, camping at Walmarts, coffee drinking, some fine dining, a bit of bike riding, plus a long haul to Virginia for Thanksgiving, and even more barbecue.
These images are the outtakes from those days on the road. Shot from inside, outside, and on top of The Barbecue Bus. Hope you enjoy. Also look for a new barbecue post later this week.
- Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus

Despite some tricky parking situations we managed to only ever receive one traffic ticket. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
The sauce provided at Lexington Barbecue is their own brand of smokey hotness called Smokehouse Barbecue Sauce. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Lake Tom-A-Lex just outside Lexington, NC. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
A fleet of power company vehicles line the road the day after tornadoes touchdown around Lexington. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Lexington Visitor Center. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)

Lexington Barbecue sauce. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Shoulders on the pit at Lexington Barbecue. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
We shared a Walmart parking lot with a family of cats for a night. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)

We headed to Abingdon, Virginia for a Thanksgiving feast and a nice break before diving into the Eastern half of the the Barbecue Trail.
Abingdon, Virginia. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Cornbread at Thanksgiving dinner with my family. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
It was nice to have a home cooked meal of all the usual Thanksgiving fare. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Christmas light display at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Christmas at the racetrack. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Mom at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus
Abingdon, VA. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Starry night in Abingdon. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Coffee on a cold morning before our return to the road. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
My parents dog Baby the morning before heading back to North Carolina. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
We learned it's in your best interest to follow the big yellow signs all the way to Nahunta. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Rien checking the hours at one barbecue joint that we would later learn was closed indefinitely. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Grady's Barbecue, Dudley, North Carolina. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Rien sits down for a chat with William Morris at Morris Barbecue in Hookerton, N.C. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
New Bern, N.C. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Just a little sleepy after a full day of barbecue at Skylight Inn, Ayden, N.C. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Denny basking in the fine afternoon light on top of The Bus. (Photo by Rien Fertel/ The Barbecue Bus)
Ayden, N.C. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Kinston, N.C. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Neuseway Park, Kinston , N.C. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Rien prepares himself for dinner at The Chef and Farmer, Kinston, N.C. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Cornmeal biscuits and spare rib gravy topped with two eggs over easy at Poole's Diner, Raleigh, N.C. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Poole's Diner, Raleigh, N.C. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Either way you'll find good barbecue. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Harvested cotton field. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
The history of Nahunta slaughter house and pork market pre-tour video. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
Collards. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)
The long road home to Louisiana. (Photo by Denny Culbert/ The Barbecue Bus)



1 comment:

  1. They're foods are so scrumptious just like those at the Suffolk County catering halls. I've been here several times and there's not a food that doesn't taste good.

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