Seattle

The Seattle Barbecue Experience

Robert and Louise Collins left Louisiana for the West Coast in 1944 and eventually opened what is now Seattle’s oldest barbecue joint: R & L Home of Good Bar-B-Q. They’re celebrating 64 years in business in a small, stone-faced storefront east of downtown, and even if Robert and Louise have both passed away, their daughter Mary Collins-Davis now runs the place and keeps it a family affair. Despite its storied local history, food writers don’t pay much attention. A wrap-up of…