It was November of 2005, and a reporter for The State newspaper had contacted Gervais by email about doing a story on this new-fangled political parody blog called “Barbecue & Politics.” I agreed to meet him if The State could preserve my “pseudonymity.”
The reporter and I had a nice lunch at Little Pigs as we dished on
Since that meeting in November 2005, a lot has changed in SC’s political “new media.”
The reporter, Aaron Gould Sheinin, has skipped town and is now covering presidential and
Barbecue & Politics took a turn for the serious in 2006, when it first started to become apparent that out-of-state ideologues opposed to public education were trying to hijack our state’s political process.
But one thing that hasn’t changed since 2005 is the awesomeness of the Little Pigs buffet.
Last Thursday at lunch, some friends and I headed out towards the intersection of I-20 and I-77, where Little Pigs has been located for the last 30 years. After making a few trips to the buffet and one excursion to the desserts, Gervais was ready to loosen the ol’ belt and take a siesta.
I have no idea what “the weblogs” will look like in the future, or where Aaron’s talents will have landed him. But I feel sure that in another three years, and probably another thirty years, Little Pigs Barbeque will still be there on Alpine Road, serving up one of the best buffets in Columbia.