Author: Heath Scott

Barbeque Princess and the Beard House

Yazoo City, Mississippi sits right on the last hill before the Delta runs flat out toward the Mississippi River. In the space between you’ll find some of the best food and hospitality you’ll ever encounter.

Somehow I’ve been given the honor of showing off what Yazoo County has to offer. I’m still stunned when I realize that on August 2 I will be in James Beard’s tiny kitchen in NYC cooking for people who love the American food experience. It’s thrilling and terrifying. I don’t even consider myself a real chef! With this opportunity I plan to showcase the best of what Yazoo County has to offer: kibbie, tamales, Mississippi Cheesestraws, Simmons Catfish, and of course, Ubons BBQ.

Our squad has been checking experiences off the ole bucket list for years: throw out the first pitch at a Cardinal’s game, stand on the 50 yard line at the Mile High Stadium, cook bbq on Madison Ave, guest Pitmaster In Australia. And now cooking at the James Beard House.

Cooking alongside me are my husband Heath (Doc), Craig (The BBQ Ninja), Jacob (my son), and Terrance (the Frymaster.)  We are nervous and thrilled and know one thing for sure: the food will be amazing.

Leslie Roark Scott

The Barbeque Princess

Ubons BBQ

Pig Beach Pitmaster Series 2017 presents Ubons

Ubons own #FrymasterTee Terrance Winters and #theBBQninja Craig have got their sights set on Pig Beach in Brooklyn, NY November 2nd and 3rd. As part of Pig Beach’s Pitmaster Series the boys will be serving Tee’s world famous fried chicken along with pinto beans with hog maws and corn bread. Tickets available here.

Travel Channel’s BBQ Crawl at Ubons Restaurant in Yazoo City

Diva Q, Danielle Bennet, of Travel Channel’s, BBQ Crawl visits Ubons BBQ, in Yazoo City, MS.

Happy Birthday to the Barbeque Princess!

From Doc:

“Not usually one to quote Train, but one line has always reminded me of her: “her confidence is tragic, but her intuition magic.” Always boldly placing herself in the most extreme situations to an inevitable beautiful ending. As a social work student at Delta State University working with inmates inside the state penitentiary, as a home health and hospice social worker working in the most dangerous parts of Jackson, MS. Now on the world stage, sharing Ubons front porch, and her message of love, inclusion, and family not through smoke and mirrors but with woodsmoke and BBQ sauce. So gather on the porch with me and wish the beautiful, talented, hard working, and loving Leslie Roark Scott a Happy birthday! (Seen here searching the streets of Chicago for a splint for Poppie’s broken wrist)”

HangryTV with Ubons at Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

In case you missed it, Pitmaster Garry Roark loves to tell stories. Catch a history lesson and some musings about the extra “R” in his name (we think the extra “R” is for “ribs.”)

Roland’s Food Court and Ubons at the Big Apple BBQ Block Party in NYC

We’ve met all kinds of amazing people on this BBQ adventure we call life. At this year’s Big Apple BBQ Block Party we got to hang out with Roland Campos and Carl “The Cuban” Ruiz on Roland’s Food Court on SiriusXM. The guys chat up Pitmasters Garry Roark and Leslie Roark Scott aka The Barbeque Princess. Also The Princess’s progeny and prodigy Jacob Roark Scott and David Rosen chime in as well.

Sherrod Small, Carl Ruiz, and Roland Campos with Pitmaster Garry Roark at the Ubons Big Apple BBQ Block Party 2017 preparty

Listen in to hear about our BBQ life, BBQ family, smoked chicken, moonshine, fried bologna, and “A Batman villain that eats pies.”

This episode also features Nick Solares, host of Eater’s “The Meat Show” and Stan Hays with Operation BBQ Relief.

BBQ Family teaching Pad Thai

“Country music singers, have always been a real close family…….”

-Hank Williams, Jr.

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