My best buddy is on a five day run on the Tennessee - Arkansas BBQ trail and has sent me back some pictures to share. His first stop was at Papa KayJoe’s Bar-B-Que in Centerville, TN for a serving of smoke pork and hoecakes with a sweet vinegar sauce. This is a signature dish for Papa Kayjoe's. The Southern BBQ trail website has a great audio interview with owner Devin Pikard and a great photo slide show of Papa Kayjoe's. Papa Kayjoe's is a classic BBQ joint that relys on an old-school cinderblock pit complete with corrugated steel for a lid. They burn down wood for charcoal and tend the pit by hand. As soon as I received this picture, it made me think of Glady's Knight's popular chicken and waffle restaurant in downtown ATL. Then I remembered a similar dish featured in the Atlanta Magazine BBQ issue in 2010. Staq's BBQ in Smyrna had what they called a "mess" that was a waffle with a pile of pulled pork and coleslaw on top. Smoke, savory, & sweet = slam dunk.
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