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  • A nice pile of smoked brisket on one of Bigmista's sammiches
    Bigmista's Barbecue & Sammich Shop opens, brings great 'cue to East Long Beach
    One of the perrennial winners on the competition barbecue circuit is Neil “Bigmista” Strawder. Any time he's at one of the official BBQ cookoffs in the state, he always has a line of 100 or more people waiting to buy his BBQ. The...
  • 'Hungry Games' explains 'Barbeque Games' on Food Network
    'Hungry Games' explains 'Barbeque Games' on Food Network
    On tonight's episode of “Hungry Games,” host Chef Richard Blais explains and clears up some mysteries about “Barbeque Games.” Richard will tell you facts about food, and how the crazy relationship between your tongue...
  • Annual 'War Between The States' St. Nicholas BBQFest this week
    Annual 'War Between The States' St. Nicholas BBQFest this week
    If you're somewhere near the Myrtle Beach area this weekend and you happen to be one of those people that enjoys Carolina style barbecue, you might want to slide on over to nearby Conway (straight down Highway 501) for their annual "War...
  • Best Southern ladies who lunch café might be SCAD's Gryphon in Savannah, Ga
    Best Southern ladies who lunch café might be SCAD's Gryphon in Savannah, Ga
    I think the term "ladies who lunch" gets a bad rap. After all, I'm a lady and I'm often fond of lunch. The get-together ritual is our version of the much-bemoaned "three martini lunch," so why can't we ladies...
  • Yardbird Smoked Meats
    Keego Harbor newcomer Yardbird hosts first BBQ beer dinner
    Chef Jeremy Grandon is putting a creative spin on barbecue and beer, for Yardbird’s first Craft Beer Dinner, slated for 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 11.The event promises to be a culinary treat with a four-course menu paired with medal...
  • Mr. Jefferson loves BBQ at Knoxville, Tn's dog-friendly Calhoun's
    Mr. Jefferson loves BBQ at Knoxville, Tn's dog-friendly Calhoun's
    Knoxville, Tennessee has been rated as America's #1 dog-friendly city. That's great for Mr. Jefferson, my 13+ year old pound puppy from the hills of West Virginia. What I learned on this trip to the Volunteer State was just how crazy he is...
  • Gather up all your cash and spend it at Ayden, NC's Skylight Inn BBQ!
    Gather up all your cash and spend it at Ayden, NC's Skylight Inn BBQ!
    I have to 'fess up: I'm not a bbq fanatic. Some people will eat any bbq, anywhere, anytime. Maybe it's because I'm a Damned Yankee or maybe it's because some of the bbq I've had is just plain nasty. Often, when people are...
  • Yardbird Smoked Meats
    Yardbird Smoked Meats opens in Keego Harbor
    Yardbird Smoked Meats is open for business, providing a new and tasty option for West Bloomfield/Lakes area diners looking for something new. Located in Keego Harbor, Yardbird spotlights an array of smoked meats and old-fashioned griddle burgers...
  • Taste Talks All Star BBQ, select bites
    Taste Talks All Star BBQ, grilled to perfection
    This past Sunday, Palmer Square was transformed into the ultimate outdoor barbecue space called the Taste Talks All Star BBQ. With 12 highly touted, talented chefs manning the flame, guests were delighted to culinary creations worth of a fine...
  • Summer never ends at American Q
    Summer never ends at American Q
    New B Resort restaurant puts the B in BBQ (the other B should stand for Bacon and the Q for Quality). American Q, a down-home style blending of Brazilian churrascaria and all you can eat good ole Southern BBQ, is now open at the B Resort and Spa...
  • Sapporo baby back ribs
    Richard Wachtel's Sapporo teriyaki pork ribs recipe
    "The light and refreshing flavor of Sapporo beer blended perfectly with the rub and glaze I used in this recipe to really elevate the flavor of the ribs," says Rich Wachtel, author of GrillingwithRich.com. "The salt of the ribs...
  • Ham Bonz is Traverse City's best kept secret
    Ham Bonz is Traverse City's best kept secret
    Hiding in plain site at the intersection of Eighth Street and Garfield Ave is one the of the best kept secrets in Traverse City. A small white brick building with bright pink lettering proclaims it's best kept secret status on the side of the...
  • Get your Southern food fixin's: Atlanta's Sweet Auburn Curb Market
    Get your Southern food fixin's: Atlanta's Sweet Auburn Curb Market
    Unless you're a farmer, miller and meat butcher, you're gonna have to head to a market to buy your recipe ingredients. Sometimes, when I'm planning a special meal, I've been known to go to four different markets in Baltimore and...
  • Buy Food, Benefit Hartford Organizations This Week
    Buy Food, Benefit Hartford Organizations This Week
    Two companies are hosting fundraising days for Hartford organizations this week. On Thursday, the Whole Foods location on Raymond Road in West Hartford Center will give 5% of their net proceeds to Billings Forge Community Works. They describe...
  • How to grill meats: review of Stew Leonard's NAKED & Kalamazoo Cook:Out recipes
    How to grill meats: review of Stew Leonard's NAKED & Kalamazoo Cook:Out recipes
    OK, the parades are over, the fireworks a glittery memory and for many, the kids are back to school. Surely summer is over.Except that it’s not. Not for the calendar nor for that most beloved way to cook: grilling.There’s plenty of...