Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A meal worthy of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Bib's pulled pork barbecue Winston-SalemNo visit with my brother in Winston-Salem would be complete without a good Southern meal worthy of his favorite show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. We had dinner my last night in town at Bib's, a classic casual barbecue joint downtown. I went for the basic pulled pork and though I am certainly not a connoisseur, I have tried to make my own and Bib's is, by far, so much better, and probably the best I've ever had. It is not greasy at all — to the point of looking like it might be dry — but one bite and you know it is anything but. It has so much flavor and is tender — mmmm, mmmm, mmm is all I can say. And, as promised by my brother, the hush puppies are unlike so many flavorless balls of fried that you get. These have a strong flavor all their own that is peppery and delicious. The sweet tea, not too sweet and the slaw just right. If you ever find yourself in Winston-Salem with time for a meal, go to Bib's!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Pear and Peacock

I didn't even tell you about our weekend at the Indieana Handicraft, did I? It was wonderfully hot, sunny and humid with crowds sweating it out, live music, the smells of barbecue and wonderful vendors for neighbors. The sweet boy bought me this necklace from our neighbor to the left, Erin of Pear and Peacock. Self-taught, this girl oozes artistry. Be sure to check out her blog, shop and sweet smile!