Last night my compladres and I met at a fav watering hole, jumped in the van of our D.D. and went out to the Fairgrounds (they charge five bucks to park) for the ribs burnoff to pig out on ribs and assorted other goodies from some of the top purveyors in the country! As usual the food was incredible and my good intentions to not sample too much went right out the window. I always get Armadillo's wonderful ribs but this year I succumbed to getting a couple bones from Desperado's and Smokin' Joe's Hog Wild -- the last 'cause the name made me laugh. All were outstanding -- don't even ask me which I liked best. I did, however, skip dessert despite New Orleans-style beignets being available.
My restraint was partly due to concern for my waistline and partly my contention that the only way to eat beignets is at 7 a.m. at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans with a large coffee. It's a memory I treasure from my misspent youth and hope to relive one day before I die.
We later moved to the grandstand for .38 Special's performance. Boy! Those guys are getting old!!!! (And I, of course, am not. LOL) The good news is their sound is still excellent and they seem to still be having fun and get the crowd rockin'! We loved it!!!!
Here's a video of my favorite song by these guys! Enjoy!
Tomorrow night we'll haul out our cowboy hats for Joe Diffey after we chow down on more ribs!
Sorry I'm not getting around to see y'all -- it's been an incredibly busy week. I'm looking forward to Sunday -- I need a rest!!!!!!