I’m Sam Mouzon. I grew up in Alabama, with a legendary country barbecue joint within walking distance of my neighborhood. Mary’s Pit BBQ didn’t have anywhere to sit down and eat back in those days; they were take-out only. We’d go down almost every Saturday (and some days in between) and come back home with my favorite meal of the week.

I’ve been on the move ever since high school graduation, but everywhere I go,  I search out the best barbecue in the region. And the funny thing is how widely varied barbecue is, from Miami to Portland, and many places in between. Along the way, I studied at and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York.

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