Still on the search for quality barbecue here in Charlotte, I wandered into Bill Spoons, a South Avenue restaurant (not a BBQ shack by any means) with fairly good online reviews. Spoons proudly announces that they have been "cooking the whole hog since 1963." What they don't announce is that the hog is not cooked over wood. There is no smoke coming out of Spoons and not much smoke favor in the finely chopped meat, served plain with sauce on the side. But, I do really like their puckery, vinegary slight spicy sauce.
I'm just a self-taught home cook who likes to try new things. One day when things were a little slow and dinner looked better than usual I decided to post the results on Facebook. Then I did it again and again -- and well, here I am, another addition to the blogosphere.
James, aside from being the "luckiest man alive" ;-), is my very tolerant boyfriend of nearly 10 years. I hope you enjoy sharing his dinner.