Back in town

Just drove home from the Blacksmithing Conference in Mount Vernon.

Very nice little town -- always enjoyed visiting but had some time to explore and there are some cool areas of town not evident from the main drag.

Also found an amazing Bar-B-Que shop When your tagline is "Meat, Wood & Smoke - - - It's a primal thing" you know it's going to be good.

Texas style so a little bit dryer than Southern but the flavor was amazing and they gave away more sauce so I could make it as wet as I wanted. The coleslaw was a bit of heaven. For some genetic quirk, raw dark red foods taste very bitter to me. Raw red cabbage is a mouthful of Mr. Yuck but when cooked, it is fine. Same with Aurigula - dark brown plants like oak-leaf lettuce don't have this problem. So I asked about their slaw and was reassured that it was just white and she asked if it was OK that it was a bit on the hot side. I said sure.

They make it was a good measure of horseradish. On the way home, I bought a small head of cabbage and will be making some for home. The other side I had was their potato salad -- red spuds with bacon.

The only complaint is that this place is a ninety minute drive from home -- a bit of a stretch for dinner... The Blacksmithing conference was awesome -- there were about 400 people there this afternoon. Lots of hands on demonstrations -- forge technique, I took a metal finishing class that was very informative. Lots of cool tricks and ideas. Came home with a few necessary tools for the forge - a couple of hardie tools and one specialty tong (for handling angle stock). At the store now -- heading home to unpack and will post some more. Took lots of pictures.

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