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(KCRG)   Local BBQ hero awarded 25K for feeding thousands during Deracho   (kcrg.com) divider line
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2020-09-24 8:45:04 PM  
Good on them.

There re three things you want in a Q shack. The smallest shack, the longest line and the bluest smoke wafting across the road.
If you can't smell it 1/4 mile from the place, just keep driving.
 
2020-09-24 10:29:31 PM  
DURING the derecho? Feeding thousands? I didn't think derechos lasted that long. I'm even more impressed that he managed to keep the BBQ lit.
 
2020-09-25 12:13:20 AM  
Deracho?

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2020-09-25 1:11:23 AM  
Good for him. Glad it wasn't Myron Mixon or Mike Mills. Pricks.
 
2020-09-25 1:25:48 AM  
Subby here. I realize I worded that incorrectly; and meant after the Derecho; which I also spelled wrong.

It lasted upwards of an hour with winds reaching 140+ mph. Similar to a cat 4 hurricane.

Now I know most of you in the south wouldn't bat an eye, because you're truly hardened to something like this, but for a city in the Midwest without the infrastructure designed for this amount of damage; it's very heartbreaking.

This man deserves every penny of that award for what he's done for the city of Cedar Rapids.
 
2020-09-25 1:36:07 AM  
I'm also semi-colon happy. Sue me.
 
2020-09-25 1:43:45 AM  
Lastly, since this is a food thread -- I'll chime in and say this man's BBQ is awesome. After hearing of this I went out and got a nice pork butt to smoke in his honour.
 
2020-09-25 3:28:37 AM  

blodyholy: Subby here. I realize I worded that incorrectly; and meant after the Derecho; which I also spelled wrong.



I was curious about the spelling because this is the 2nd time in as many days as I've seen somebody spell it that way and I was wondering if I was missing out on the joke.  But maybe it was actually just a typo.

It's just another one of life's mysteries that I'll probably never figure out.
 
2020-09-25 5:55:23 AM  
He fed them "right"?


/kidding
 
2020-09-25 7:14:56 AM  
During a major power outage, it's a good thing that real BBQ cooks with wood.

I'd probably stay away from the potato salad and cole slaw after the first day without refrigeration.
 
2020-09-25 7:51:07 AM  

blodyholy: Subby here. I realize I worded that incorrectly; and meant after the Derecho; which I also spelled wrong.

It lasted upwards of an hour with winds reaching 140+ mph. Similar to a cat 4 hurricane.

Now I know most of you in the south wouldn't bat an eye, because you're truly hardened to something like this, but for a city in the Midwest without the infrastructure designed for this amount of damage; it's very heartbreaking.

This man deserves every penny of that award for what he's done for the city of Cedar Rapids.


Well said.

And here is some additional context
https://beltmag.com/iowa-derecho-reco​v​ery/
 
2020-09-25 8:06:52 AM  

My Sober Alt: blodyholy: Subby here. I realize I worded that incorrectly; and meant after the Derecho; which I also spelled wrong.


I was curious about the spelling because this is the 2nd time in as many days as I've seen somebody spell it that way and I was wondering if I was missing out on the joke.  But maybe it was actually just a typo.

It's just another one of life's mysteries that I'll probably never figure out.


For my part, I honestly just spelled it incorrectly. It was rather early in the morning when I sumitted the article, and I obviously wasn't awake yet.
 
2020-09-25 8:11:50 AM  

Cajnik: blodyholy: Subby here. I realize I worded that incorrectly; and meant after the Derecho; which I also spelled wrong.

It lasted upwards of an hour with winds reaching 140+ mph. Similar to a cat 4 hurricane.

Now I know most of you in the south wouldn't bat an eye, because you're truly hardened to something like this, but for a city in the Midwest without the infrastructure designed for this amount of damage; it's very heartbreaking.

This man deserves every penny of that award for what he's done for the city of Cedar Rapids.

Well said.

And here is some additional context
https://beltmag.com/iowa-derecho-recov​ery/


Thank you, and thanks for posting this; I hadn't seen this particular article.
 
2020-09-25 10:32:01 AM  
Anyone else always get a little kick out of derecho/derecha : right/right?  It's like what happened with football/futbol.  Didn't have a word for "rights" in a legal sense and were just like... let's go with "derecha".

blodyholy: Subby here. I realize I worded that incorrectly; and meant after the Derecho; which I also spelled wrong.

It lasted upwards of an hour with winds reaching 140+ mph. Similar to a cat 4 hurricane.

Now I know most of you in the south wouldn't bat an eye, because you're truly hardened to something like this, but for a city in the Midwest without the infrastructure designed for this amount of damage; it's very heartbreaking.

This man deserves every penny of that award for what he's done for the city of Cedar Rapids.


I love the South but people down here would be freaking the fark out about a 140 mph wind storm.
 
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