Sweet Nickname

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, you might be looking for a nickname for your sweetheart. I have the perfect suggestion.

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Sugarboo! It’s perfect. It has sweetness at the beginning and then a bit of Southerness at the end. I can just hear Dixie Carter saying it, can’t you?

Thanks to Polly for this pic!

Pine Mountain Piggy

I came across this gem in Pine Mountain, Georgia, yesterday.

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I’m gonna guess he ain’t just whistlin’ Dixie.

 

And I found this beauty in, of course, a Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Oglethorpe, Georgia, today.

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In case you’ve never had the…um, pleasure of shopping at a Piggly Wiggly (affectionately–or not–referred to as “The Pig”), here is what one looks like.

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I know it’s been several months since I posted, but I don’t plan on going another seven+ months before posting again. If you send me a pic of a sign you see, you can help guarantee that!

Now that’s what I call fine quality BBQ

When you think of “fine quality bbq,” what image pops into your head? It’s a pig wearing a green hat and holding a rack of ribs, isn’t it? I knew it!

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I think we need a close-up shot of this fine fellow.

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Randy’s Rib Shack is in Waldo, Florida, which is on the way to Gainesville if you’re coming from the north part of Florida.

Hillbilly Grillers, Bowling Green, Kentucky

I met the lovely folks of Hillbilly Grillers in Bowling Green, Kentucky, at the community farmer’s market. I pulled over to ask if I could take a picture of their sign for this blog, Before I quite knew what was happening, the grillmaster (I believe his name is JB) had found out I live in Jacksonville and told me about his years in Jax Beach and Ponte Vedra. Then he took me in to meet his partner in BBQ, whose name I’ve unfortunately forgotten but who is so sweet. She also has a sense of humor because she thought it was hilarious that I, a vegan, would blog about bbq signs. Then JB took me out back to meet his brothers, who sell fruits and veggies at the market as well. (“This is more your type of stuff,” he said as he showed me around the displays of produce and flowers.) And all because I stopped to take this picture.

wpid-20140719_114313.jpgIf you’re in the great Bluegrass state, first of all, lucky you! Second, if you need any bbq while you’re there, contact Hillbilly Grillers. You seriously couldn’t buy from nicer folks.

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Service with a Swine

Thanks to Jay for sharing this picture of the Collins River BBQ & Cafe van in McMinnville, Tennessee! This pig is classy-looking. The sunglasses are a particularly nice touch.

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Huntsville Hog Part 2

Huntsville seems to be a town that loves pigs–at least when they’re smoked and have sauce drizzled on them. I think this pig and the one from the previous post are a match made in hog heaven. image

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Spotted this sign right outside Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison. My son laughed. I said the pig was tawdry.  My mom just rolled her eyes. A typical scene when we’re all three together!

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Portland Piggy

This intimidating figure is in Portland, Oregon.  I really want to know what a Hawgarita is!

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Daytona Pig Stand

Y’ALL. I can’t EVEN. Words escape me.

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I stopped at Daytona Pig Stand (“Home of the Pork Chopper”!) to take these pics on my way back from Orlando, where I went to the Central Florida Veg Fest. Go ahead and laugh: you’ll feel better. (I had a great time, by the way–I got to snuggle the world’s cutest, softest, cuddliest bunny from the Gainesville Rabbit Rescue, eat some great vegan food, and meet some other great animal rescue, humanitarian, and veg organizations.)

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