Friday, August 31, 2007

Blog Spotlight - Pork and Whiskey

"A fridge full of beer and a good hotsauce. One of the many reasons a second refrigerator is a necessity."

That line rode beneath a photo of an open fridge, and indeed it was loaded with nothing more than a variety of beers and hot sauces. I was hooked. The post was labeled "heaven?".

Thus I became a fan of Pork and Whiskey.

It's hard not to like the name of the blog, and the nom de post of the blogger - Rev. BigDumbChimp. But the Rev.'s interests extend beyond pork and whiskey. He speaks with authority on beers and barbecue and offers reviews of several restaurants in his Charleston, SC area.

The blog launched back in February 2006 and you can see from the early posts that the Rev. was struggling - like all of us - to figure out where he was going and how to find his voice. He went dark for several months between September 2006 and June of this year. After 'fessing up that he "sucked" (his description) as a "blog daddy", he promised to re-engergize his efforts. And he has.

Good, visual and instructive posts about Spicy Fennel Sausage, Maple Cured Hickory Smoked Bacon and Tasso Ham on the pork front; while in the other realm he introduces us to Noah's Mill Bourbon and Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey.

I hope the Rev. continues the momentum he seems to have regained. Maybe if he finds an audience he'll do so. Give him a look and let him know what you think. We can't let a blog called Pork and Whiskey go to waste!

3 comments:

Rev. BigDumbChimp said...

Thanks! I've got a number more posts of all things porky and good coming up.

sullicom said...

Good to hear. We'll be reading. Keep up the good work!

attsully said...

Hello, bro. Pork & whiskey - the perfect marriage!