A quick one, since we’re headed to higher, cooler climes for the weekend.
An older article I stumbled across this weekend about German Native American hobbyists. I find it equally parts charming and odd.
Some “dirty secrets” about barbecue. Mostly about the market and demographic features that affect our favorite spread of smoked meats. I’m particularly drawn to the point that barbecue comes from a place and a culture, not a recipe and smoker.
I’m a finalist to represent El Paso on the Texas Taco Council. Super excited.
Speaking of El Paso, we had a UFO sighting.
On the heels (pun intended) of his talk about Mexico, Donald Trump gets an invitation to learn more about the border.
What I’m Listening To
The new Turnpike Troubadours song, which is a sneak preview of the self-titled album they’ve got coming in September. Find it here. I like the Troubadours because they’ve got an accessible, catchy, and essentially good-natured take on country. This song is no different and I’m really hoping this next album blows up and makes them huge(r). Listen here.
What I’m Drinking
A guest brought a bottle of this to our 4th of July cookout. I don’t normally like IPAs but damned if this one wasn’t smooth and not so hoppy it burned all your taste buds off. I guess they’re only for the 4th, so they might be hard to come by. Since the crisp, clear freshness of the beer is what made it so drinkable, it might be worth waiting until next 4th to pick up a new one. I know I’ll be keeping an eye out.
Not a whole lot going on this week, but here’s some quality America Jams for you!