In Barbecue Joints, travel the highways and byways with a true barbecue aficionado, David Gelin, and share the scrumptious odors of hickory pits and the tangy sauces and rubs that make barbecue the signature dish of the South. Look closely and you will recognize a South where barbecue is a kind of national dish and the people who cook and serve it are, well, national heroes. This book is not just about the joints, but even more so about the good folks who are the heart and soul of them. Barbecue Joints is more than a heartfelt tale of the colorful characters that run them-it also serves as a travel guide as well as a how-to on barbecue, filled with recipes as well as instruction on building a BBQ pit of your very own! Recipes Include: Patricia Newton's Sweet Potato Pie Abe's Cole Slaw Duard Dockal's Beans Scott's BBQ Hot-Sauce Elvis's Pound Cake Ricky William's Hot Dog Chil S.W. Buck's Macaroni & Cheese Katy Garner's Hog Heaven Fruit Cobbler Shack by the Tracks Butter Scotch Squares Author Biography: David Howard Gelin was born in New York and raised outside of Washington, D.C. Fate, college, and mild winters brought him to the South. Along with his aptly named Buddy, an animal rescue dog slated for that big doghouse in the sky, they are most at home on the open road. They hope to see you out there.