1964 Dallas, Texas looked a lot different than the current state of one of America’s great cities. Jim Crow laws were just starting to relax enough to allow Black folks entrance into business endeavors that the white community had had access to since the dawn of the Great State. Huey Nash aka Little Bob set out to change this sorry state of affairs. It was this year that Mr. Nash became the State Fair of Texas’ first “Negro concessionaire”, as trumpeted by a poster of the era. Nash cut a dashing figure in a big cowboy hat and leather jacket as he set about selling his barbecue at the event.
Little Bob sold beef, ham, ribs and sausage links but it was his barbecue baloney that put him on the map. Patrons queued up excitedly each year to wolf down this somewhat exotic delicacy. In one historic photo we dug up this sandwich could be had for .95c.
Louisiana native Nash passed away at age 76 in September of this year  leaving a successful barbecue restaurant in Oak Cliff to his children who vow to maintain the family business as well as continuing to vend barbecue baloney at State Fairs in the future.
Baloney is delicious in all its forms but it really comes to life on a hickory fired barbecue pit. We’re looking forward to one day traveling to Dallas to sample this dish at Little Bob’s.
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