Make Your Own Signature BBQ Sauce: A Taxonomy of America’s Regional BBQ Sauces

Of course eastern Carolina barbecue is the best, and all the major barbecue players are represented here (Kansas City, Memphis, Carolina, Texas), but there are some surprises I want to try out, like Louisiana and Alabama whitesauce (Craig “Meathead” Goldwyn: Make Your Own Signature BBQ Sauce: A Taxonomy of America’s Regional BBQ Sauces.

Michelada – A Curious Treat From Down Mexico Way

It may be a good time to try out a quirky quaff popular in Mexico that has struggled to find an audience in the United States: The Michelada, a combination of beer, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce served over ice in a salt-rimmed glass.

via A Curious Treat From Down Mexico Way.

Raleigh’s The Pit named one of 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants

From Travel + Leisure magazine, Raleigh’sThe Pit restaurant was named on of the 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants. Go get some chopped whole hog at this barbecue restaurant in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.

Eating Venues in Hanoi’s Old Quarter – WSJ.com

Cha Ca La Vong’s fried fish is to Hanoi what La Tour D’Argent’s roasted goose is to Paris and Peter Luger’s T-Bone steak is to New York — it’s one of those things to put on your dining list to do at least once in this lifetime.

via Eating Venues in Hanoi’s Old Quarter – WSJ.com.

Viet World Kitchen: Fish Sauce Taste Off

Believe it or not, they liked Knorr Nuoc Mam Cham as one of the best.  Also Thanh Ha Chanh Hieu Phu Quoc nuoc mam.

Viet World Kitchen: Fish Sauce Taste Off.

You Thought You Knew Mardi Gras Foods? – CBS News

You Thought You Knew Mardi Gras Foods? – CBS News.