Admittedly, the future of barbecue isn't as weighty as politics or high finance, but it certainly does more to further the cause of human happiness. I believe that 2014 will be another banner year for barbecue.
if you're expecting me to say that barbecue just isn't what it used to be, guess again. It's better! A new generation of pit masters have -- choose your metaphor -- taken the tongs, relit the torch -- turning out smoked meats worthy of our barbecue founding fathers.