Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pierce ate at Pierce's Bar-B-Que - Rural Thursday

I don't know why exactly, but barbeque seems kind of rural to me.  As does off-the-beaten path barbeque restaurants.  Especially when they're spelled Bar-B-Que versus BBQ or barbeque.  Anyhow, last week, when we were staying in Williamsburg, it seemed like we just had to take a drive down a few backroads to eat at Pierce's.  How could we not, with that name?

I wanted to buy Pierce a t-shirt, but the smallest size they had wouldn't have fit him for about another 5 years.  So we decided to hold off on that.
 Their barbecue wasn't the best I'd ever had.  Barbecue is kind of relative - I think everyone likes a different style, based on individual tastes.  I like NC style barbecue first, and then Texas style barbecue second.  This was neither of those (at least in my book - but I'm far from being a bbq expert) as it had a very peppery taste to it.  I'm not complaining - it just wasn't my favorite.

Pierce, ironically, didn't try the barbecue.  He's in an anti-spicy phase, and won't eat barbecue.  So he settled for a corn dog and fries.  I tried to take his picture but he gave me a fake smile.  So I told him to give me a BIG smile and I got this slightly mischievious face:
Goofy kid.  I told him he looked mean.  At least he was having fun!  Now, time for YOUR fun.  It's Rural Thursday, hosted by myself and Nancy from A Rural Journal.  Even if you don't live in a rural area, just blog about something that fits into the rural lifestyle.  Then grab the button and add it to your blog post.  Come back and add the link to your blog post to the linky.  So easy!  Don't forget to visit at least 5 other contributers and leave them some comment love.


43 comments:

Emily said...

Mmm. American BBQ is one thing I really miss in Japan. Yum! :-)

heyBJK said...

Nothing wrong with a good ol' corn dog and some fries! We have a joint here called "Butt Rub BBQ". Needless to say, I was a bit nervous the first time I ate there. :-)

Jill said...

I think he's adorable! Hope he liked his food. What a fun trip.

Tanya said...

what a cutie! when we lived in missouri we'd drive 3 hours for kc bbq! then in georgia, we really started to like nc bbq...there is one place back home (san diego) that's so old, i remember going as a kid even and it seemed old then lol...but they have the BEST bbq, brisket and the best sauce...i guess that was more texas.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love Carolina bbq too. How cool to get to eat at a restaurant with your name on it.

Karen said...

What an adorable face!!!.... you could buy the T-shirt and make a pillow out of it for his bed.

My Journey With Candida said...

Lisa, Pierce is so darned cute!! As far as making faces go..... you just wait. My Grandkids make me so mad, everytime we try to take a picture, they make such ugly faces that I finally made them stop. All the kids seem to do it and I can't figure out what is up with that.

Betty Roan said...

I'm the opposite, Texas first, then NC. But it's all good. Love the "big smile".

andy said...

Nothing beats n.c BBQ! !! Have a great day

Madge Bloom said...

Hope he enjoyed his bbq! Love the smiling face... thanks for hosting, Lisa.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

That fakey smile runs in our family amongst Hubby, his brother and our two grandsons. Must be a man thing. LOL

The barbie cue looks mighty tasty!

TexWisGirl said...

he's a cutie. :)

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Oh I wish we had good Bar-B-Que here. We have to go South for it :(
Your guy is sooooo cute!

Michael said...

love bbq...my wife just learned in recent weeks of cooking the pork all day in a crock pot in root beer, then adding sauce in the end...turned out great

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

He's adorable! Here I am stuck in NC and I don't particularly care for NC BBQ. lol

Have you tried Famous Dave's? THAT'S my favorite style of BBQ. :)

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Mmm, BBQ! I don't think I have one particular favorite region . . . just so long as it's good! Though I do enjoy Carolina BBQ.

That must've been so fun for Pierce to go to "Pierce's Bar-B-Que"!

Maybe the next time you're in the Williamsburg area you can get him the t-shirt.

The Incredible Woody said...

I love that you went out of your way for Pierce to eat at Pierce's! I love doing things like that! We made a side trip once while in Kansas to the town of Russell - my husband's name is Russell :)

Ginny said...

I love the picture of Pierce with his corn dog and fries!!! Did you meet the other Pierce, or was it just the employees there? Barbeque is a huge deal around here, I'm sure it is there, too. I have a whole post coming up about it.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Wow a place for Pierce!

Out on the prairie said...

One of my favorite foods if done right

Valerie said...

I love that smile! What a character! And how cool Pierce has a restaurant named after him:)

Sally said...

That pic cracks me up! Pierce could NOT be any cuter. :)

gtyyup said...

Awww...he's a cutie! Yes, I agree...BBQ is all on individual taste.

With you and Nancy both blogging about food...I'm off to make breakfast!!

Miss Courtney said...

Thanks for visiting us at Miss Courtney Meets Bobo. I linked up with your Rural Thursday.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That's so cool to find a Pierce's Bar-B-Que! Did he like seeing his name up on the sign?

When I ate meat, I like NC style the best, though not if it's dry.

Anne Payne said...

He's so cute! NC bbq is best with Carolina BBQ sauce :) I make my own now. It's so easy and much better tasting.

Jen said...

That's awesome! I agree, you had to go visit with a name like that.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Well at least you have this memory to share with him when he is older. Maybe he will like BBQ by then!

Betty Manousos said...

omg! your little one is sooo cute!!
what an adorable photo.

i love american bbq!

xo

Candy C. said...

Awww...what a cutie! Tell him I would have picked the corn dog and fries too! ;-)

bailey-road.com said...

I'm getting kind of hungry!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Dave liked that NC twangy bbq; not me, I prefer the sweet.
Cute and ya shudda got the tee; he'll grow.

Nancy Claeys said...

Well, you'll have to go back in a couple of years and get that shirt. :)

Jann Olson said...

Hi Lisa, hubby and I visited Williamburg 3 years ago. We had us some great BBQ when we were there alos. Not sure of the name. My SIL took us to their favorite place. It was yummy and we had deep fried corn on the cob. I linked up a post. After I did, I'm thinking maybe you just want rural posts. Mine may not be appropriate for your theme. Feel free to deltete it and I'll share some other time.
Hugs,
Jann

Beth said...

they have pretty good BBQ. but i've had better. ha. ha!! the hubby & i have to totally different tastes when it comes to BBQ. but i guess alot of people are like that. right?!! (:

Kim said...

Love that mischievous smile! I always find it amusing that you guys refer to barbecue as a type of food and we refer to it as a verb, something you cook the food with.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gosh---I knew that your oldest son was smart--but I didn't know that he owned a BBQ place.... ha ha ha

I like Texas BBQ---and struggle sometimes at what is made here in TN... ha

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Audrey said...

Gracious, I can't resist barbecue either. I think it stems from growing up in North Carolina and knowing how it should be done. ;) I make my own barbecue sauce these days, probably more of a texas style, but when I'm able I do pulled pork vinegary barbecue just like the pig pickin's I grew up with. Mmmm. Now I'm hungry. #UBP12

Carletta said...

I know exactly where that place is! :) We made our home on down in Chesapeake for thirty years.
I've been craving BBQ and we just can't find something good here. Our favorite too is the NC.
Pierce is a cute little guy!

Angela said...

How cool to find a place called Pierce's Bar-B-Que! lol I would have wanted to try it to with his name on it and all. And when I think about it I don't think I know anyone named Pierce other than your son so that is fun to have found a place with his name on it.

Debbie said...

oh bbq, i love it but only certain places. we have a great bbq place five minutes from home. way too expensive but we keep going back because it is that awesome!!

pierce is just soooo cute, my boys "smiled" they same way for pictures, always forced. sometimes it's just better to "shoot" them when they don't know!!

edenhills said...

What a fun grin! Looks like he enjoyed it even if it wasn't Bar-B-Que.

Sandy said...

He always looks happy! Too bad they didn't have t-shirts in his size.