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BBQ Video – Helen’s BBQ – Brownsville, TN

Saveur has a great video of Helen’s BBQ in Brownsville, Tennessee for their Barbecue Nation issue that you really have to see.

Photo of Helen Turner from Helen’s BBQ courtesy of Southern Foodways – Flickr

This is so slow and deliberate yet you know that this is the way it’s been done here forever. I don’t know about you, but this makes me so hungry and so bummed that I don’t live close enough (only about 2,800 miles away) to sample weekly if not daily. Have you been to Helen’s BBQ? Would love to know your thoughts. I’ve only heard great things about their barbecue.

Posted in BBQ Joints,BBQ Videos on by kevin - Comments (4)


  1. This has to be the most simplistic video ever. . .And I LOVE it! Love the long silence in between dialogue with Helen and her co-workers taking their time doing BBQ the old fashioned, slow and right way. . .my mouth was watering at the end. . .

    Comment by Jim at — June 23, 2011 @ 12:28 am

  2. Great video demonstrates how a bbq joint can be so simple but still serve good food. Reminds me of a small cafe back home in South Texas that serve the best tacos in town.

    Comment by Rojelio Cuellar, Jr. — June 23, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

  3. I am one of the lucky people who live near Helen’s. Last Christmas I took my son in Florida 22 lbs. of Helen’s BBQ. He was out by Feb. Her sauce is excellent too. This is a wonderful video and I have to go call Miss Helen to order BBQ for a family reunion.

    Comment by Nancy Blackstock — July 6, 2011 @ 7:53 am

  4. Hi Nancy,

    I am jealous you live so close to Helen’s! What a treat for the eyes and stomach. . .

    Comment by Jim at — September 29, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

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