Friday, July 13, 2012

Big 6's BBQ

We had to go into town yesterday to get our cars inspected at the local auto place. Texas requires an inspection in order to get Texas license plates. We have 30 days to get this done. (We have 90 days to get our driver’s licenses.) D2’s car also needed a new tire.

Look for this sign to get your car inspected

While we were out we decided to support another local business: Big 6’s BBQ. We had noticed that there were people sitting outside eating there earlier, so figured it must be good. We’ve learned not to judge the outside appearances too quickly. Most places in town look vacant/out of business unless there are cars parked in front.

We ordered some meat for our supper: 1/2 lb. pulled pork and 1/2 lb. chopped beef, plus a large order of peach cobbler. Guv’nor decided he wanted lunch, so ordered a fried catfish sandwich, which he ate in the car on the way home without mishap. (If you know Guv’nor, then you’ll know why this is newsworthy.)

As we waited for our order, we noticed a few unusual things. The sign explaining BBQ etiquette was quite funny (hope you can read it from the photo). We were curious about all the plastic zip bags hanging around. There were probably about a dozen pinned up around the eating area. Each bag was filled with water and had a scrunched up ball of aluminum foil and 2 pennies inside.

I’ll let you all try to guess what they were for (guesses can be made in the comment section below). We did find out but I’m not telling just yet.

Red neon "Open" sign helped us to know it was open. Notice the bags pinned up around the awning.
Bar-B-Q etiquette

The order window. The peach cobbler was homemade that day.

It was almost 90 degrees, in the shade. There was a big fan blowing, though.

Here are the plastic bags filled with water and aluminum foil and pennies.


  1. the bags are to keep flies away? -L

  2. Everyone knows the penny-foil combo scares away mountain lions.

  3. At first, I thought flies. Now I think perhaps it will repel meat bees, hornets, wasps, and mud daubers. ?????

  4. Well, the bags of water/foil/coins are to keep the flies away. It has something to do with the type of eyes that flies have and how they get scared by the shiny reflection.

  5. The bags are an invention by the fly to make humans THINK that it is keeping the flies away. It has something to do with the human ability to fool himself into thinking he's smarter than the fly. Oh, and the BBQ etiquette sign is hilarious. When my husband jokes that I always burn the meat on the grill on the rare occasion that *I* actually do the grilling, I remind him of those same BBQ procedures.