Napkins Needed

29/10/12 9:56 PM

The Barbeque Exchange
Gordonsville, Virginia

After our meeting at the James Madison Museum, we heading to our favorite lunch place near Montpelier, The Barbeque Exchange in Gordonsville, Virginia. We found this amazing place several years ago when we first visited Montpelier. It is a very simple restaurant with picnic tables and butcher paper on the tables.

You come in to a line counter to order your food and how hard it is to pick! There are platters and sandwiches galore! And did we mention the desserts? Gourmet cupcakes and chilled desserts! With classic iced tea, I think we could eat here every day!

This is for you “Bacon” and “Baconbiscuit”

According to their website:

“The Barbeque Exchange is the culmination of a 37-year culinary journey. Craig and Donna Hartman’s lives have been centered around the love of food! Their journey took them from the Culinary Institute of America to Gordonsville, Virginia with experiences from the Rockies to the Catskills and lots of stops in between. Craig’s love of all things cooking, and especially over a live fire, led them to a deep love for old school, slow-cooked BBQ.

Inspired by the pit masters they have met over the years, from the Blue Ridge to the Outer Banks, Craig and Donna set out to open a real barbeque joint of their own. Craig’s background in fine dining cuisine has honed his palate, and taught him the significance of great food and great company. “

Here is our picks this day:

Michelle’s Pick
Barbeque Shredded Chicken, Baked Beans and Potato Salad with a Pumpkin Muffin

Brett’s Pick
Barbeque Shredded Chicken, Baked Beans and Macaroni Salad with a Pumpkin Muffin

Just look at this Pumpkin Muffin!
It was a moist as it looks!

Peanut Butter Pie
I had to share with Brett… reluctantly.

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35 Comments on “Napkins Needed”

  1. terry1954 Says:

    give me that peanut butter pie and pumpkin muffin!!!!!!!!

  2. Sorry.. I ate them all 🙂

  3. I love macaroni salad, and it’s something you never see in restaurants anymore, glad to see they are keeping the tradition alive.

  4. We love to make macaroni salad for summer barbeques. It is one of Brett’s favorites.

  5. I just don’t like it when they mix Italian dressing on noodles and call it a salad. I want all the veggies and even bacon in their too. ;-D

  6. Oh I never mix dressing in macaroni salad. I am with you!

  7. vanbraman Says:

    Looks good! I am a bit partial to Kansas City BBQ, but I would definitely try this if I was in the area :-).

  8. I haven’t had a chance to have Kansas City BBQ yet. But I would like to try it sometime. This is really good too. I really like it.

  9. R B Clark Says:

    Yummy, yummy. The peanut butter pie looks very tempting.

  10. It was very good. But I love peanut butter so anything made of it is good for me! 😉

  11. PigLove Says:

    Peanut butter pie sounds Devine. I thought I was going to have to slowly back track out of your post until I saw that y’all had my favorite, chicken. I think I love you! XOXO Bacon

  12. Aw Thank you! Did you see that picture I took just for you! 😉

  13. I am a fan of Pierce’s at Williamsburg.

  14. We haven’t tried that one yet. Now we have a new place to go! Thanks!

  15. This pumpkin muffin looks yummy, would you be willing to share your recipe. Thanks Betty

  16. The pumpkin muffin was from the Barbeque Exchange and I would love to have the recipe too! I don’t think they want to share 🙁

  17. oh ok. I just thought I would get lucky. They look so delicious and moist. Take care.

  18. Pete Armetta Says:

    Now I’m hungry. 🙂

  19. Sorry, I tried to warn you 😉

  20. mlspell Says:

    Gotta love a good bbq joint!

  21. Yes you do! This one is a great one to stop at!

  22. No way I’d have shared that pie! 🙂

  23. Believe me, it crossed my mind. But it was our anniversary trip and I had to think the better of it.

  24. the peanut butter pie looks yummy! 🙂

  25. It was! At least the half I got. lol 🙂

  26. createeng Says:

    I like Michelle and Brett’s picks. Their picks make me want to have baked beans. I haven’t had baked beans in a long time. 🙂

  27. They are so good! I have a great summer time recipe I will share later. Thanks for stopping by!

  28. This just made my mouth water. I love Southern Barbeque and this looks wonderful. Thanks for the great pics!

  29. You are welcome! It really was good. Now I want to go back and get some!

  30. belocchio Says:

    I love it when you and Brent dine out and tell us all about it. A big smile for the Peanut Butter pie. We made a Mile High Peanut Butter ice cream pie in our first restaurant and it was a big seller on the dessert menu. That was so long ago I had forgotten about it until I read your post. Virginia

  31. Ooooo! Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie! Yum! It is one of my favorites. What am I saying. Anything with Peanut Butter is my favorite! 😉

  32. Me. Want. Now!


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