I recently came across an old notebook that was filled with plans for this blog. It’s amazing how much effort was put into those ideas and for all of them to never see fruition. I hate that and today I make a vow to begin again. It’s time for WhiteTrash BBQ to return to the internets.
There will be some major changes in what I write about here.
First off, there will be no more barbecue restaurant reviews. I’ve taken a part-time job at Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue, conveniently located at 433 Third Avenue in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, as a cook. I’m working with some great people and my brother Matt Fisher is the pitmaster there. We’re creating some of the best barbecue New York has ever seen and I’d love for you to come in and try it.
But with the new job, it wouldn’t be fair for me to critique the competition. So, there will be no more reviews. Or reaction to reviews. I’m not going to play that game.
Secondly, you’ll get the chance to read about what happens when a person follows his dream and makes his passion his work. So far, with only some exceptions, I’ve been loving it. I haven’t felt this good going to work in years. Supposedly Confucius said “Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”. So far, so good.
Third, you’ll be seeing some of my old ideas re-worked for the new reality I’m facing. When I started this new blog, over two years ago already, I thought I’d leave out my personal life and just write about barbecue. Well, that ain’t going to happen. My life is my life and barbecue has become a major part of it. I will still focus on barbecue, but aspects of my life will creep in from time to time.
And lastly, I titled this post “A New Beginning.” I promise that I’ll be writing again. It’s time and I feel I have something to say again. I’ll talk to you all again soon.