It's raining hard here today and I'm off to visit friends out on Long Island, so here's some new places on the web you should check out.......
The first is the rather sinister looking, but in actually very enjoyable, The BBQ Blog. The infamous Rev. Smoke of Astoria, Queens maintains this blog and it's become one of my reads. His team - the Better BBQ Bureau - won first place ribs at the KCBS sanctioned Hudson Valley Ribfest. He also cooks at the Burning Man Festivals. I can't wait to read his reports on that.
Another recent new find to me is Food Candy. Food Candy is one of my favorite social networking sites on the internet. What originally started out with Friendster, where people of all interests would congregate, has now morphed into specialty shops where only foodies go. A prime (see I had to get a meat term in here somewhere) example is Del.icio.us. Today, I just got an invite to another social network site, but this one is limited to lovers of the Q - Smokin' A Phattie. Next thing you know there will be sites limited to people who only use oak to cook. Whatever happened to simple internet forums like The BBQ-Brethren?
And one last recommendation for today. Another barbeque nut, and fellow KCBS Certified Barbecue Judge, Gary and his site, Pig Trip. Gary's looking to document and review every BBQ joint in "Boston, New York and everywhere in-between". He's got some solid reviews, even if I don't always agree with his conclusions. Take a look.