Beef, Bacon, Beer, and BBQ—What Could Be Better?

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It’s grilling season, and the BBQ Pit Boys have cooked up beer can bacon burgers—a hearty recipe that can’t be beat.

The Ways We Talk, the Ways We Listen

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“My brother visits from Korea with his girlfriend, S. If they marry, I will not be the only adoptee in the family to return to Korea and marry a Korean woman.” By Matthew Salesses

The Forging of a Barbecue Barbarian

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N.C. Harrison reflects on the arrival of fall, the loneliness of the barbecue pit, and the power of family traditions.

Purging Home: A Tale of Hush-Puppies, Barbecue and Homos in North Carolina

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Some people need to get the hell out of their hometowns and others need to get their hometowns the hell out of them.

Pulling Pork: Intimacy, Commitment, and Outdoor Cooking

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The true test of a relationship, believes Jordan Shapiro, is how a man answers the question of where the grill resides.

15 Great Foods For Tailgating and Watching Sports

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Games go better with good food.

Summers in Maine

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Guest blogger Justin Cascio looks back on youthful summers in Maine filed with ice cream, fireworks,adopted grandparents and a motorcycle riding chef.