After we finished our meal, the bloggers lingered. It’s funny how food fuses friendships and sharing 3 meals, 3 days in a row with this group, certainly created camaraderie. What other group understands that it’s cameras first, then forks? We talked restaurants, blogs, apps, and food, food, food. I greatly appreciate the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau organizing this tour and giving me the chance to try some new dishes and restaurants with some fabulous bloggers.
And the CVB isn’t just interested in giving away lunches to bloggers–you can enter to win their daily giveaway just by answering that day’s question on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest) and using the tag #dinehsv. Each day a post will be randomly drawn to win a $20 gift certificate to one of the participating restaurants. You can see the schedule of prizes here.
New Market BBQ’s Specials:
- The BBQ Sketti. Thick spaghetti noodles tossed with a house-made red sauce, sauteed peppers and onions, and smoked pulled pork. Y’all this blew my mind. I’ve been kind of “enh” on pasta lately, but I happily ate my entire serving and was a little wistful when I finished it off. This is a special menu item that only appears about once a month, so go this week and try some!
- The chocolate pecan pie. I’ve been curious about this pie since my first visit to New Market BBQ. Turns out it’s pecan pie studded with chocolate chips and, in one of those bizarre-yet-true turns, the chocolate chips actually cut the sweetness of the pecan pie and steer it away from the “sweet overload” category and into “dangerously delicious”. The chocolate chips also added a nice crunch to the soft texture of the pie.