I’m teaching a developer-focused class, and the organizers put together a group dinner last night. It was catered by David Hayward from Carolina Smoke, and the food was fantastic! Rarely have I had better BBQ. I had a big plate of ribs, pork, salmon, baked beans, and brisket: all smoked, all delicious. I went back for more beans and a second piece of sweet cornbread. On top of the excellent food, David mingled with the crowd, telling jokes and both enduring and dispensing ragging about various styles of BBQ. (My favorite: the two guys from the UK at my table who’d never had Southern-style BBQ before!) I want to see if they can cater our next company outing– that’s how good it was.