Re: New Jersey: That Hot-Bed of Barbecue
We have good BBQ in Massachusetts too. Every good idea moves quickly today. If somebody invented the MumbaBumba sandwich in Omaha today, and it was really good, we would have a "me too" place in New England next week. Good food is good food, and I am always happy to find it nearby.
Our "Firefly" BBQ place in Massachusetts often shows up on "best" lists. A few years ago it was in the top 10 national list. The Firefly concept was not invented here, though. It was just a good idea, imported by a pro.
It would be really nice if some chef could invent a wonderful meal made from invasive carp or snakes. Then they could ship it frozen (no live stuff please) up here for the yuppies to eat.