Yes. I've been bad. Very bad. No posts since...last year. 3 years into this blogging thing I have enough experience to know that these are the fallow months. No light and cold temperatures are not exactly inspirational when you are a BBQ guy. I'm past the guilt. Trust me when I tell you I have your best interests in mind when I don't publish just for the sake of publishing. That said, Fate has shined upon me and you and stoked the fire this fine evening. Business brought me to Durham, NC, but my BBQ mania took me to The Pit in Raleigh, NC. I've got a humdinger of a post coming for you as soon as I get off the road this weekend. This blasted work laptop won't let me download this evening's photos and share the way I'd like to...so, you will have to wait. But, I'll give you a tease. How about smoked bourbon and cola? How about friendly local chocolatiers (Star and Sam) offering a taste of Ed Mitchell's delicious smoked wings from the Pit simply because they love them and want to share in the joy (and they love them so much they ordered 300 for their wedding in May!) Tune in this weekend for the full report.