I’ll have a Tantrum like Conniption Fit over some Barbecue Tidbits!!

Barbecue Tidbits - Sausage, Hotlink, Chicken, Steak, Pork

Live Action Quick Tips

Did you know….

Tidbit #1:  In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered… barbecue?  Well, his love for it anyways.  In his log, he noted that a giant “serpent” (speculatively an iguana) was prepared by natives using an outdoor wooden fire device. The Spanish word for these devices, “barbacoa,” was actually the Europeans’ interpretation of the original Taino name.  Oh, and Columbus’ reaction to this crunchy amphibian treat? It simply “taste like chicken.”

Tidbit #2:  George Washington’s barbecue parties were better than yours.  We’re talking 48 bottles of fancy French wine better.  We know, it’s shocking, but Mr. Washington did in fact go hard.  In a diary entry from 1769 (don’t worry, that’s before he was President), he writes that he “Went in to Alexandria to a Barbecue and stayed all Night.”  Translation:  George partied too hard and passed out on the couch.  It’s ok, George, we’ve all been there.

Tidbit #3:  Forget cars and lightbulbs– in the 1920s, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison popularized charcoal. Along with EB Kingsford, they teamed up to create the first wide-spread, commercially manufactured charcoal briquettes the world had ever seen.  Scrapped wood and sawdust from Henry Ford’s auto plants in Detroit were recycled and transformed into easily lit charcoal, which popularized the barbecue for everyone from flappers to rag-a-muffins. It might sound like we’re razzing you, but we swear we’re on the level.(myglassrule.com)

Today’s Restaurant

My Big Brother’s House – San Jose, Ca

Average Cost

A whole lot of brotherly love 🙂

Rating (1-10)


Recommended Dishes to BBQ with family: 

Fried Chicken, Pork and Beef Ribs, Hotlinks, Tidbits, Collard Greens, Potato Salad, and Corn!

Favorite Food Celebration Dance:


In my Morpheus from the Matrix voice:

“What if I told you that you can eat all of your favorite barbecue meats in one bite without using more than 1 hand?”

“Trev, If you told me this I would definitely listen! My ears are percolating!! What type of sorcery would make this happen?”

“My dear friend living in the unknown, let me display this glorious magnificence upon you..”

Barbecue Ribs

As soon as I hear the word barbecue, before you can finish the last syllable I will be there in your midst!

Barbecue is an American delicacy; in our culture and it just brings happiness and families together.

I don’t care if you just lost a sports event, if there is barbecue in front of you then you will be there and the light will shine upon you once again.

If you just got in a fight with your girlfriend, make a little barbecue and all is forgiven.

If you just broke your leg, eat some barbecue, you’ll feel better in seconds. Well maybe not completely better but you get the point.

I’m sure most of you reading this watched the Mayweather and Pacquiao fight this past weekend and I’m also sure there were grills and smokers all over the United States cooking up the best of the best of America’s fine dishes of barbecue.

Fight Nigh Barbecue

My older brother invited me over to watch the fight and come to my surprise he made up one of our childhood barbecue favorites called “Barbecue Tidbits.”

When we were younger my mom used to take us over to a small barbecue restaurant called Jesse’s Rib sin San Jose, Ca across the street from James Lick High school.

I don’t remember the ribs so much but we all remember the tidbits.

What they would do is give this medium size stryofoam cup to you for your order and they would fill it with cubed pieces of barbecue meat of all different sorts. Steak, pork, hotlinks, and chicken and whatever other kind of meats they had for that day in once juicy container of magnificent flavor and excitement.

They are no longer in business but the memories have never left us and my brother sure knows how to put his foot in this thang and bring all that goodness back in action!

He cooks every meat to perfection, seasoning, grilling them, the works; bottom line you could eat each individual piece of meat on its own. Then from there, he cubed each individual piece of meat, put it in a bowl and mixed it with our favorite barbecue sauce and now we have instant tidbits! Good job Bro!!

You can eat it by itself, you can grab a piece of bread and make a sloppy Tidbit Joe out of it, or even just place some over rice.

Each bite gives makes your mind race into your favorite meat dishes, it feels like you are having a blood rush of temptation pursuing the life out of you and soon you are going to burst with utmost satisfaction!! Instant gratification from every food porn desire you could ever have! True live action eating!

Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run! Keep hope alive!

Eating is an enjoyable way of life.Live it..Learn it..Love it!

Trevis Dampier Sr.


MY_GLASSES_RULE (MAY 23, 2014). 3 Cool Facts about BBQ and US History! Retrieved from http://myglassesrule.com/archives/1068

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