“Honk if you love barbecue.” With these words emblazoned the back of a brightly painted, 1999 Chevrolet half school bus, my driver, Mike (a.k.a, BBQ roadie), and I set out on a cross country promotional tour for my new book, BBQ USA. The barbecue bus will be on the road for five weeks, traveling down the Northeast, through the Midwest and Rockies, to Texas and the Southwest, ending up in Los Angeles. Our mission is to celebrate regional American barbecue at TV and radio stations, barbecue restaurants, bookstores and big box retailers. At first I thought Mike was driving recklessly, then I realized, people really do honk if they love barbecue. This blog will tell you what it’s like to travel on the barbecue bus, how we do our demonstrations, where we eat, and what we find along the way. So honk if you love barbecue–whether you see us, or not.