In Hendersonville, he stopped at Center Point Pit Barbecue and met up with Robert Duke, who had on clean clothes and looked really dapper in his overalls. Guy said he was the cleanest pitmaster he ever saw. As he prepped a whole pork shoulder, he put it in one of his three smokers for 18 hours. When it was ready, Guy could hardly contain himself as the meat just fell apart. The homemade sauce was at little heat and a little sweet, and exactly right. The walls were covered in photos of Country & Western stars who have dined there. Guy just loved the fried green tomatoes, but he heard all about the smoked holiday ham and just had to try it. When it came out of the smoker, Robert, glazed it and hit it with a blowtorch to seal in the delicious flavors. Even he was grunting as he cut it up, but Guy knew that this was exactly what he waited for. As customers will attest, it was the best barbeque in the South.
In East Nashville, he found Mas Tacos Por Favor on a friend’s recommendation. Teresa Mason is a self-trained chef who used to run a food truck; she now makes tacos in what used to be a deli. When Teresa made the masa, after whipping up the chicken fat, he added the mixture she had him stir. She then made tamales in warmed up corn husks. After adding tomatillo sauce, Guy was reeling on his heels. Teresa then made Posole Verde, her delicious chicken corn soup that customers will agree is the best food east of California. Before he left, Guy just had to try the tacos. So in honor of Guy’s vegetarian sister, Morgan, he had a Quinoa & Sweet Potato Taco and loved every bite on this episode of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”
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