According to Prowrestling.net, Jim Ross’ famed barbecue joint in Norman, Okla., JR’s Bar-B-Q, will close soon.
At the end of the day, our business plan could not handle the shift in the economy or the rising overhead that we encountered.
You lazy mother fuckers. I’m in a band that makes no money whatsoever, and all four of us plus our merch guy could afford to eat at JR’s Bar-B-Q in March, dropping more than $100 on food, beer and a tip for our busty waitress (I think my drummer fell in love). Sure, we were on our way to Dallas, Texas, that day, but we had to make the stop to eat there. You all could have made a point to keep our favorite curmudgeonly old blogger in barbecue business. And sure, my bassist thought the food was average, but he’s curmudgeonly, too. Anyway, the online store will remain open, which is good, because the chipotle ketchup is a top-shelf item that everyone needs to try. If you haven’t heart the story of how I got my hands on some, here’s the short version: My band played a show in Norman in 2007, we ran into one of JR’s co-conspirators and struck up a rasslin’/BBQ conversation, and he left the bar and came back with three bottles of sauce for me. Tasty stuff, good people, and worth your business. Now just send your waitresses up here for my boy Razz and all will be well. -Eric