2016 #GEORGIABBQ BRACKET CHALLENGE : HOT SAUCE BRACKET FINAL FOUR

We are down to the final four in the Hot Sauce bracket in the #GEORGIABBQ Bracket Challenge with our friends over at Peach State Pride.  We had some good wins by Zeb’s, Papa Bucks, Holcomb’s, and Hot Thomas.  Be sure to check the blog daily and get your vote in…last year it got really serious…

The winner gets a custom design from Classic Georgia and Peach State Pride.  We’re using last years’ winner’s design (Zeb’s) as the logo for this year’s challenge:

First up: The Hot Sauce bracket.  We’ll run this final four through Friday at 10PM ET.  Tell your friends and get your votes in!  The more the merrier…

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Ellen Daniels - March 24, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Great brisket and BBQ at Papa Bucks

joy - March 24, 2016 - 8:47 PM

Everything is GREAT at Papa Bucks!

Paige - March 25, 2016 - 1:05 AM

Great food and even better people at Papa Bucks!

gina roush - March 25, 2016 - 2:49 PM

We’ve been enjoying Hot Thomas Barbeque for around 40 years while living in Watkinsville, Athens, Wilmington Ohio and back to sunny Georgia and living close to Savannah. Every time we come back to the Athens area we make it a point to eat at Hot’s or ‘get it to go’. Sometimes we even schedule our visit to be sure and swing by to pick some up and take back home.

We knew the Thomas’ and what a fine family they are. Our kids grew up with Mark, Mitch and Sherry and are thrilled that the tradition lives on.

Our daughter and her family are coming for Easter Weekend and will be stopping by to eat and ‘get some to go’. Can’t wait!

Me - March 25, 2016 - 8:28 PM

Nah fam, Zebs is gr8 ???

Alexia - March 25, 2016 - 8:34 PM

Try tho

Clairissa - March 26, 2016 - 1:26 PM

Papa Buck’s BBQ is awesome in every category, always on the cutting edge! Great guys and great food!!

wayne - September 6, 2016 - 11:30 PM

I would like to nominate Boneyard BBQ for consideration in the best in Ga voting>

1000 Words: Sid Mashburn Spring 2016

Each season, Sid is nice enough to invite me over to his Atlanta shop to take some pictures.  I always look forward to this – his seasonal updates seem to set the pace.  This Spring, Sid has captured the essence of the Saturday Jacket; that sport coat that is built for Saturday night.  Take a look at the rest of the shots…I hope you enjoy them as much as I did:

 

kps - March 23, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Love Sids and am heading there later to pick-up some items I am having altered. I’m also one for bold colors and a presence, yet the Saturday Blazer… it’s off-brand and a stretch for Sid. Move it to the sale rack as a favor.

Matt - March 24, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Really hoping they put out more patch pocket jackets…getting burned out on the ticket pocket.

Tim Willis - March 25, 2016 - 7:15 PM

My new favorite place to shop in Dallas. Thank you for introducing me to them.

PSA: Eastland Yarmouth 1955 Camp Mocs

Team: instead of replacing your boat shoes with more boat shoes, try something different this year.  Get a pair of Camp Mocs like these Eastland Yarmouths.  They look better with shorts. This year, let’s all be better than boat shoes.

Nolan Reagan - March 23, 2016 - 12:30 AM

Better yet…buy some custom American Made Quoddy Moccasins or something fantastic from Rancourt!

Camp Mocs > Boat Shoes

Come on guys, quit trying to all look alike.

JRS - March 23, 2016 - 7:41 AM

@Nolan: You got it…nail on the head.

Jeff - March 23, 2016 - 2:10 PM

This reminds me of when I was a freshman in college and a guy wearing a pair of pristine Topsiders looked down with disdain at the beaten-up pair I was wearing.

“Gross, what’s that stain on your shoes?” he asked.

“Oh, probably fish guts,” I replied.

Many years later, I still go fishing and still spill blood and guts when cleaning the catch. And I still buy deck shoes for their performance and not give a damn about how they look with shorts.

JRS - March 23, 2016 - 2:57 PM

@Jeff – Much respect. My comment was directed to the 90% of people that wear deck shoes and don’t fish. You know who I’m talking about…

CL - March 24, 2016 - 2:03 PM

What if you wear camp mocs but don’t camp?

Spring Needlepoint Belt Giveaway With Smathers & Branson

Well, folks, Spring is HERE.  Thank the Lord.  While this winter wasn’t a hard, raw cold, it did seem to last forever.  It is nice to see all the cherry trees blooming and flecks of green starting to peek out from the tree branches.  Feeling refreshed?  Well, how about we help out the cause:

We’re teaming up with the good folks at Smathers & Branson to hurry along the Spring season by giving away any in-stock, non-monogrammed needlepoint belt.  That’s right: one lucky reader gets a belt of their choice.  Leave a comment to this post for your chance to win.

For additional entries:

  • +1 (2 Total) ‘Like’ Smathers & Branson on Facebook
  • +1 (3 Total) ‘Like’ Red Clay Soul on Facebook
  • +1 (4 Total) ‘Follow’ Smathers & Branson on Twitter
  • +1 (5 Total) ’Follow’ Red Clay Soul on Twitter
  • +1 (6 Total) ‘Follow’ Smathers & Branson on Instagram
  • +1 (7 Total) ‘Follow’ Red Clay Soul on Instagram
  • +1 (6 Total) Tweet the following about the giveaway ‘Thank God Spring is here..I entered to win a needlepoint belt from @SandBBelts and @redclaysoul Enter here: http://www.redclaysoul.com/?p=9230’

Entries must be in by midnight on Sunday, March 27th.  I’ll announce the winner on Monday, March 28th around lunchtime.

Special thanks to Smathers & Branson for providing the goods for the giveaway…

CJH - March 21, 2016 - 8:58 AM

Can’t beat new S&B for the warm months!

Fritz - March 21, 2016 - 9:21 AM

Looks great

Steven Bremer - March 21, 2016 - 9:32 AM

I have been wanting an S&B belt and now seems like a good time to try them.

Philip - March 21, 2016 - 9:33 AM

Our new pastor has been doing a great job and is a Clemson fanatic. I would love to give him the Clemson belt.

Robin - March 21, 2016 - 9:40 AM

I already have and love the bow ties. I’d get fishing flies, or maybe golf holes.

Sam - March 21, 2016 - 10:04 AM

Just in time, I need a new belt for the summer

Christopher Johnson - March 21, 2016 - 10:09 AM

Perfect for the Masters coming up

John - March 21, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Would be great to add a new S&B to the collection!

Nate - March 21, 2016 - 10:19 AM

Perfect – love the new styles!

Adam - March 21, 2016 - 10:19 AM

Awesome!

BMOC - March 21, 2016 - 10:20 AM

Love S&B belts!

Brett - March 21, 2016 - 10:21 AM

always a good time for new belt.

Anne - March 21, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Would love the caddyshack or one of the other golf ones for my husband pre-Masters!!

Trevor cook - March 21, 2016 - 10:23 AM

Let’s go Carolina!!!!

Will - March 21, 2016 - 10:23 AM

Hand raised.

Hunter Hobart - March 21, 2016 - 10:28 AM

The lacrosse belt is calling my name.

Patrick D - March 21, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Would love an SEC belt!

BCM - March 21, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Gotta get me one of these belts. Thanks!

Lou - March 21, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Would love to commemorate this Sweet 16 with the S&B ACC belt.

Kevin - March 21, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Would be great to add one to my wardrobe but which one is a tough choice

Grant - March 21, 2016 - 10:41 AM

http://smathersandbranson.com/product/tennessee-flag-needlepoint-belt/

The Tennessee flag belt would be a nice addition to start law school at UT with!

Kevin Mc - March 21, 2016 - 10:41 AM

Is there a time limit on deciding which belt to pick? Also will you provide the coin for the inevitable coin flip to make a final decision? That caddy shack belt is the obvious front runner.

Scott - March 21, 2016 - 10:46 AM

Just can’t beat the Caddyshack belt. Classic.

Madison Roberts - March 21, 2016 - 10:48 AM

S&B has changed the game for belts – goodbye boring brown straps and hello color and character!

DH - March 21, 2016 - 11:02 AM

The Order belt is calling my name.

Ben Dorr - March 21, 2016 - 11:10 AM

Love the new push S&B made with the new branch of Parlour belts – would love to get one of those

Cruz - March 21, 2016 - 11:11 AM

New belt for spring/summer?

Alex Johnson - March 21, 2016 - 11:12 AM

I’ve got two belt from Smathers, would love to make it three!

Joe - March 21, 2016 - 11:16 AM

I’m in

Blake Durham - March 21, 2016 - 11:18 AM

Nice!

Ryan - March 21, 2016 - 11:28 AM

Gotta get me one of these

Thomas Bailey - March 21, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Awesome!

Thomas Bailey - March 21, 2016 - 11:44 AM

This would be awesome

Clay Counts - March 21, 2016 - 11:48 AM

I’ve always wanted a S&B belt. I love huge variety they offer.

PJF - March 21, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Already following both you and SB on twitter! Hope I win!

John Ross - March 21, 2016 - 11:51 AM

Pants don’t fit need one of these

scott - March 21, 2016 - 11:57 AM

would love to win

Bo - March 21, 2016 - 11:57 AM

Count me in. These belts are classic.

Bo - March 21, 2016 - 11:59 AM

Count me in. Those belts are classic.

Bo - March 21, 2016 - 11:59 AM

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John Lawton - March 21, 2016 - 12:17 PM

Love the belts, fobs, and flasks…..looking forward to getting some new items this Spring

craig - March 21, 2016 - 12:29 PM

love the belts and love Spring!

Tom - March 21, 2016 - 12:46 PM

I’m in!

TSP - March 21, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Can’t wait!

Lorenzo - March 21, 2016 - 1:26 PM

love the belts, look forward to adding a new one!

JCS - March 21, 2016 - 1:31 PM

Love Smathers & Branson Belts. Count me in!

Eric - March 21, 2016 - 1:32 PM

Please

kaleb page - March 21, 2016 - 1:42 PM

boom goes the dynamite

Christian Quick - March 21, 2016 - 1:43 PM

Figured this would be a good way to save $165.

Chase - March 21, 2016 - 1:45 PM

That KA belt looks pretty sharp.

Chase - March 21, 2016 - 1:46 PM

That KA belt looks sharp.

Harrison - March 21, 2016 - 2:24 PM

looks great to me, so many great options to choose from

Matt - March 21, 2016 - 2:34 PM

WDE

Matt - March 21, 2016 - 2:34 PM

WDE SB

CRJ - March 21, 2016 - 2:35 PM

A necessity for Keeneland in April.

Griff - March 21, 2016 - 2:36 PM

Always looking to add to the collection.

HL - March 21, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Would love to add one to the rotation!

Adam - March 21, 2016 - 3:29 PM

Spring Joy!

Jim Walters - March 21, 2016 - 3:35 PM

love those belts

Jim Walters - March 21, 2016 - 3:36 PM

I love those belts

Kevin - March 21, 2016 - 3:49 PM

Need a new needlepoint

Craig - March 21, 2016 - 3:50 PM

What better way to welcome Spring than with RCS and Smathers & Branson!

Craig - March 21, 2016 - 3:51 PM

What%20better%20way%20to%20welcome%20Spring%20than%20with%20RCS%20and%20Smathers%20%26%20Branson!

CCK - March 21, 2016 - 3:54 PM

Great contest and thanks to you an S&B. Would be awesome to rock the Gaucho on my honeymoon in South Africa!

bill - March 21, 2016 - 4:16 PM

Go heels

Nolan - March 21, 2016 - 5:21 PM

I can’t wait to pick up one in two weeks in Augusta!

Nolan - March 21, 2016 - 5:22 PM

I’m picking one up at August in two weeks!

Christopher Marenco - March 21, 2016 - 5:29 PM

Belts

ProfessorH - March 21, 2016 - 7:29 PM

A prep essential!

Jon - March 21, 2016 - 7:34 PM

Need a belt for those spring horse races

Chris - March 21, 2016 - 8:11 PM

Heck yeah! I’m in.

Jeremy - March 21, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Great looking belts. I need one!

Bob - March 21, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Best belts money can buy. Woo Pig!

MBB - March 21, 2016 - 9:46 PM

Wahoowaa!

Drew - March 21, 2016 - 10:04 PM

Count me in

Rebecva - March 21, 2016 - 10:13 PM

My fiancé would love a new belt for our honeymoon to Africa!

David - March 22, 2016 - 7:13 AM

Yes please.

MRJ - March 22, 2016 - 8:04 AM

RTR

Keith - March 22, 2016 - 8:11 AM

Looking forward to my new bourbon belt!

J Whitten - March 22, 2016 - 10:20 AM

This comment for the win

Brian - March 22, 2016 - 11:47 AM

I’d love to pick up my first needlepoint belt!

Ben - March 22, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Thanks in advance for my first S&B belt

Cheers!

BuzzKillington - March 22, 2016 - 11:55 AM

A red Dawgs belt would be on point.

SLF - March 22, 2016 - 1:19 PM

Would love another S&B belt in the rotation!

Chris - March 22, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Never a bad time to add another S&B belt to the collection!

Kameron - March 22, 2016 - 2:33 PM

Would be perfect as an early engagement gift!

Wes - March 22, 2016 - 4:12 PM

Never can have enough S&B belts

Matt - March 22, 2016 - 4:38 PM

Perfect giveaway for spring!!

Eric - March 22, 2016 - 7:28 PM

Would love the dancing bears belt

scott - March 22, 2016 - 7:38 PM

Have one from W&L but could use another with something different. Quality products!

Jeremy - March 23, 2016 - 4:16 AM

Good timing

Joe Sloan - March 23, 2016 - 10:24 AM

Would love a belt!

Justin - March 23, 2016 - 11:49 AM

Maybe this time

Justin - March 23, 2016 - 11:50 AM

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J.G. Repshire - March 23, 2016 - 12:31 PM

Excellent.

Conor - March 23, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Hoping to win

Pete - March 23, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Would be a great win. S&B is awesome!

Jordan - March 23, 2016 - 8:20 PM

big fan of that lumberjack plaid

Caleb Rogers - March 23, 2016 - 10:55 PM

love these belts!

JPD - March 25, 2016 - 10:14 AM

Love the Smathers and Branson stuff!!

John - March 25, 2016 - 4:19 PM

These belts are amazing

Jordan - March 26, 2016 - 4:47 AM

Can’t go wrong with S&B, always on point

2016 #GEORGIABBQ Bracket Challenge : Hot Sauce Bracket

Happy Monday, and happy Spring!

Today we are kicking off our second annual #GEORGIABBQ Bracket Challenge with our friends over at Peach State Pride.  Anyone here knows that BBQ is a religion, and we’ve picked 32 great Georgia BBQ spots that we’ve pitted together in an NCAA Tournament-like bracket.  Be sure to check the blog daily and get your vote in…last year it got really serious…

The winner gets a custom design from Classic Georgia and Peach State Pride.  We’re using last years’ winner’s design (Zeb’s) as the logo for this year’s challenge:

First up: The Hot Sauce bracket.  We’ll run this great-8 through Wednesday at 10PM ET.  Tell your friends and get your votes in!  The more the merrier…

Submit
Donna - March 23, 2016 - 5:57 PM

Go zebs…

Tammy Buggay - March 23, 2016 - 9:10 PM

I love Zebs

Jay Calvert - March 23, 2016 - 9:14 PM

Papa Bucks is by far the BEST there is! Pigzilla will destroy you!

Donna - March 23, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Love some Zeb’s BBQ!!!!

Shizelle - March 23, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Love Zebs uncut sauce!!!

Ron Poulnott - March 24, 2016 - 2:28 AM

Bar H in Franklin Springs, that dang good BBQ.. Awesome service as well..

lucy - March 24, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Love Zeb,s “BBQ”

Spring Prep : The Flip Flops

I just placed my order with Havaianas for two new pairs of flip flops.  I prefer to buy my own, where I can pick the base and strap colors.  Here’s the question: am I a VERY boring person:

…or am I doing it right?

 

BCM - March 18, 2016 - 5:07 PM

Old-school. I dig.

TCB - March 20, 2016 - 11:22 PM

Can you explain your obsession with these? I know I always hated flip flops like this when I was a kid because I thought I looked like I didn’t belong anywhere near a golf course. I was 9

JRS - March 23, 2016 - 7:43 AM

@TCB: My obsession is that they aren’t Rainbows, they are disposable, and they are EASY. Obviously not to be worn in anything but an extremely casual situation.

Sam - March 24, 2016 - 10:54 PM

JRS,
I have been looking all over the Havaianas Webpage for a bit and can not find the flops pictures above. Is it possible for you to post a link to that style here on your blog. Really dig the khaki and green combo. Thanks – Sam.

TCB - April 21, 2016 - 1:49 PM

@JRS: I can respect that.

Friday Jam: The Black Crowes – “My Morning Song” (Live)

So here’s the thing: The Black Crowes was my first concert.  Talk about setting a high bar?  Yeah, the Crowes put on quite a show: they are tough to beat.  Are we at a point yet when we can say they are one of the greatest Southern Rock bands?  Where do they rank in comparison to the Allman Brothers?

Here’s some more fuel for the fire…one of my favorites:

What do you think?

Jared - March 18, 2016 - 3:04 PM

Best live version!!!

Jason - March 18, 2016 - 8:31 PM

Good? Yes. In the same realm as the Brothers? Not a chance.