The Shed barbecue burns

The Shed barbecue joint went up in smoke early Sunday.

Fans were stunned. Some came by to eat and saw the bad news.

Others heard what had happened, brought their own lunch and gathered with fellow enthusiasts who liked the funky eatery that served nationally acclaimed barbecue in an atmosphere befitting its name. The food was served with blues music and fun.

Among those in the parking lot this afternoon were people who had seen a rerun of the Food Network’s “Diner, Drive-ins and Dives” featuring The Shed and driven over from New Orleans; two women from Clearwater, Fla., who stopped on their way to the casinos and dozens of ShedHeds, avid fans who consider themselves family.

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