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Old 05-12-2007, 08:12 PM   #1
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Alton Brown came to our little town last week

Sometime in February a "scout" for Alton Brown came through our little town of less than 1,000 and stopped at our only real barbecue place, Prince Pit BBQ. The scout ordered some of Ricky Prince's barbecue and was given a business card to take with him.

Then, sometime last week, Ricky received a call from a man asking for 10 "plates," which he would come by later to pick up.

Well, pick up he did. Ricky found himself serving barbecue to the producer of Alton Brown's FoodNetwork program, Feasting on Asphalt, Alton Brown and a host of other folks. They came in on BMW motorcycles and a single SUV.

The producer told Ricky that when he tasted the barbecue he had in February, it was the best he'd ever had and suggested that Alton add this little western Kentucky barbecue joint to the list of places featured on the next season of the show.

Well, y'all. The date for the airing of the show hasn't been announced, but the new season begins on August 4. So, y'all, mark your calendars.

We're mighty proud of our barbecue in these here parts. As you might guess, the whole town is abuzz with excitement and anticipation of being put "on the map" Alton Brown-style!

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Old 05-12-2007, 08:13 PM   #2
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Alton brown is one cool customer. He's definitely one of my favorites.

Cool story!
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:39 PM   #3
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That is so awesome Congrat's to your town !!
Just remember to let us all know when the show airs! Thanks
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:18 PM   #4
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Katie, should we expect to see you on TV?
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:25 PM   #5
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That's really awesome!!
did he do autograph singnings? or did they shoot and just leave? If the did do signings was he nice? he seems like sucha great guy! definetly one of the best favourites round here to!
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:43 PM   #6
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Andy M., SurvivorGirl,

We weren't around for his visit but, word has it, he was really nice and signed autographs, etc. Put signs on the outside of Ricky's building that said, "Alton Brown was here." Pretty neat.

They did the shoot very much candidly because they said they wanted things to be "natural," without any posing, etc., so what you see is what you get. Ricky wasn't warned at all. Was only phoned that someone was picking up a 10-plate order for take-out. I think that's a nice thing.
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Old 05-13-2007, 01:58 AM   #7
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Humm ... and all these years I thought Western Kentucky was just famous for it's "Road Kill Burgoo"! (wink-wink-nod-nod ... and a big chuckle)

I think that is totally fantastic, Katie! Some of the best food I've ever had while on the road was in towns with a population of 1,500 or less.

I'll be looking forward to seeing it!
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WOW! Congrats!

Of all the food Network persona's, I like Alton THE BEST!!
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way cool Katie and Buck

I can tell you, my local diner would never get that attention because the food is pretty bad!
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Very very cool!
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