There's always someplace better to get barbecue. If you know a place that's great, I know someplace better.
But really, the best barbecue is made at home. Well, it is at my house - maybe not your house.
Here I am sucking on a rib. Everybody tells me I look young for my age. I don't know why. Maybe it's the booster seat.
On the menu at Casa de Crook for Independence Day was the best damn ribs I ever made, homemade potato salad, homemade cole slaw, homemade baked beans, homemade garden fresh green beans, homemade garden fresh peas, homemade garden fresh new pickles, sliced garden fresh tomatoes, homemade blueberry cobbler, mint juleps and cosmopolitans, and the obligatory 4th of July watermelon. We celebrated with a wade in the pool, a run through the sprinkler, and three boxes of Snap and Pops. I also got a nice burn from a sparkler to make the day complete. Topped off the night by canning 14 jars of garden fresh green beans.
Oh, and my story, "The Sorcerer's Cystal," is going to be published in the Stalking Shadows anthology.