I truly wish whoever it is that owns/bottles/markets Willingham's sauces and rubs would consider opening a restaurant here. When it was on Brookhaven Circle, Willingham's was where I would always take guests for, in my opinion, the absolute best Memphis BBQ ribs. Bring back the W'ham!!
I will always remember meeting John in 1993 at Memphis In May. And, I will forever carry his words of advice in my heart and head, "It' ain't braggin' if you can do it!" Thanks John for being such a great man and character. Those of us in the barbecue community will do some cooking in your honor. Memphis, you have truly lost a GREAT MAN!
Everyone in heaven is so lucky because now they get to eat your BBQ . Peace to your family and loved ones.
Just proves our city council and the ones who elected them are all jackasses! Worry about the killing and raping and other crimes caused by those who oppose the names of these parks and put a stop to that! Renaming a park because of bullshit people who have nothing better to do than bitch and moan! Earn your pay city council. Try bringing your city together and taking care of your people rather than bring up shit that turns memphians against each other! SELFISH JACKASSES!!!
R. I. P. : JOHN WILLINGHAM. YOU SHALL BE MISSED ON SO MANY LEVELS! YOU WERE TRULY AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL.
John Willingham was a good man and an even better barbecue chef, a statement which I hope attests to the heavenly quality of his ribs. He and I were on opposite sides of the political divide, but that never once figured into our personal relationship, or even, to wit, our political associations. He was always willing to hear the other side of the story, and he was absolutely fearless when he believed he needed to take an unpopular stand on a matter of principle. I owe him a great deal of debt for the times he has helped me, and that's probably only a small portion of the goodwill he will take with him into the hereafter.
I'll miss seeing his signs in yards every election.
A GOOD MAN, friend, mentor. Brilliant. Open-minded. I'm a better person from your influence. Godspeed.
He had a heart of gold. My friend, you will be missed.
For once Cohen is correct.
Just what R's need to p--- off more people. Why don't they wait until June or July to lose next years elections. I can't hold my nose long enough to vote Dem but it looks like there is no sense in voting otherwise.
By Hannah Sayle, Chris Herrington, Chris Shaw, Louis Goggans, Greg Akers and Bruce VanWyngarden
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