“Chris Schlesinger, a Culinary Institute of America graduate, opened East Coast Grill, in Cambridge, in 1985. Originally from Virginia, Schlesinger considered his mission to spread the word to the Northeast about the difference between grilling foods and barbecuing. He spent a year sampling barbecue from Mississippi, Texas and the Carolinas before opening Jake and Earl’s Dixie B-B-Q, also in Cambridge, in 1987. His new book is, ‘The Thrill of the Grill’.”
-Excerpt and images courtesy of the Internet Archive, The Ladies’ home journal, by Newell Convers Wyeth, “Great American Barbecue,” July 1990
Roger Sherman, also of Connecticut, was known to have given one of the shortest speeches in history at a bridge dedication ceremony when he said, "I think it will hold up all right," while testing the strength of the bridge with one foot.
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