This is the first of many, many posts for our Birmingham-Southern Interim 2009 Independent Study: "Southern Barbecue 360': A Survey of Southern Barbecue through Food and Travel Writing". I know many family members, friends, 'Southern folks, and BBQ enthusiasts will be following our journey of pork across the South. If you are interested in our contract specifics, feel free to email us and we will send you a list of our academic material and assignments for this study. We are in the process of creating our trip itinerary so if you have any suggestions for your favorite BBQ spots, please let us know. Our journey will consist of the following states: AL, TN, GA, NC, SC (not in that particular order however). Also, if you know any relatives or friends who would be willing to house us, please contact us and we will promise a rack of ribs and good times for those willing to put up with 4 college students for a couple of days.
This trip is not cheap so if your heart (and stomach) calls you to donate or sponsor us on this trip, we would love you, sing for you, and probably come cook for you. We have had a couple of of offers already (If you do sponsor, we will put your name/logo on our shirts while we eat...just like Nascar and John Daly) and we will have YouTube updates frequently so your business/love for a member will be broadcast for the entire world. And yes, we will make it on some major media publication...just watch.
Again, any suggestions or general advice will much appreciated.
Art Richey, Matt Lee, Will Foster, Jeff Vaughan