Five for Friday: The “On the Road” Edition

Greetings from some corn field in the middle of Iowa! As we make our way west, here are some tidbits to keep you entertained throughout the weekend:

  • Here’s an interesting article on First We Feast about 7 Dirty Truths of BBQ.  The part about competition BBQ is a little sensationalized to me, but the other items are perfectly valid points.
  • Jarlsberg cheese is running a contest on their Facebook page — giving away a grill every week between now and the end of August.
  • My wife and I got to go to Smokey D’s BBQ in Des Moines, IA last night.  It was legit!! Review coming soon, but in the meantime…


  • There’s a beer/BBQ/music festival coming to Charlotte September 18-19.  For more info, check out
  • Finally, check out this book review by the Barbecue Bros.: The 100 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America by Johnny Fugitt.

Also, if you’re interested in keeping up with our travel so far, you can check out our whereabouts here.

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Big Wayner is the mad brains behind Big Wayner's BBQ Blog. A full-time RVer, he enjoys sharing his passion for all things BBQ with anyone and everyone he meets.