Kevin and Keith (that’s us) are two buddies who work at the Chicago Tribune. We love food, but knew scant about barbecue and its culture. So we set out on two road trips in 2010, traversing the country in a Chevy Malibu, traveling through 13 states and nearly 5,000 miles in search of Barbecue Americana.
This wasn’t just an eating trip. We set out to be goodwill ambassadors from Chicago (we brought a case of Vienna Beef’s Chicago-style Neon Green Relish to give our new friends). What you’re reading now isn’t just a blog of our account, it’s a trip documented in real-time for the Chicago Tribune, with readers leading us to our next destination. Our Macbook Pro and mobile broadband modem were our trusty companions, with text, videos and photos uploaded on deadline from our passenger seat.
Kevin writes about food and pop culture for the Tribune, and a 2010 winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for The Cheeseburger Show. Keith is a designer and editor at the Tribune, whose work has been recognized by the Society of News Design and Nieman Foundation.
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Words you see here are written by Kevin. Photos are by Keith and Kevin. Keith does all the page design and graphics.