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BBQ 101: How to Grill for Beginners

No one starts out a BBQ master; if you're new to grilling, this guide will help you grill like a pro the first time you fire up the coals (or crank up the propane). Even if we can't end up throwing...



BBQ Road Trip

by delight64 9 months ago

Howdy Hounds I am taking my 18yo son on a BBQ road trip of the Deep South ( Austin, Memphis, various smaller cities in Mississippi and ending up in NOLA ) As we are from Melbourne Australia ...

Whatever Happened to Harry's Open Pit BBQ?

by di4cats 16 years ago

This place had two locations, one in Hollywood on Crescent Heights, and one in WLA. They had the best ribs I've ever tasted. Does anyone know whatever happened to them?

Copy Cat Recipe for Richmond's Bill's Barbecue Hot Sauce

by mavora 8 years ago

Glad to know that I'm not the only one who is grieving the loss of the Hot Sauce. cwhiteside is my fellow mourner and we both want to know how hokie2009 knows that it has a dry mustard base. I do n...

Firefly's (Marlborough) vs BT Smokehouse?

by zchyde 2 months ago

Wife and I are moving from Southbridge, MA to Hudson, MA. We are BT fanatics, but we've heard from our friends that Firefly's is about to change all that. We've never been to Firefly's before. We a...

PigWizard, Monterey

by PattyC 2 years ago

More local food news http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/blogs/food_blog/il-grillo-brings-on-brandon-miller-as-new-executive-chef/article_3832ee46-af2b-11e8-9483-5bb999bce8f7.html Not in Carmel ...

Covid 19 stay-at-home, pseudo 'Surf and Turf' BBQ dinner

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 15 days ago

Squeezing in a back-yard BBQ dinner before the supposed evening thunder-storm hits! Pseudo-'Surf & Turf' featuring a tasting of Alberta Black Angus Striploin vs US Prime. A couple of Spanish Pol...

Buz & Ned's Soup Giveaway | Richmond, VA

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

My friend Buz Grossberg has soup to give away today. “ If you know anyone who has lost their income and is not receiving government assistance or shut ins, We have about 200 quarts of a Centra...

Oakland: Phat Matt's BBQ – The best pulled pork in the Bay Area

by rworange 10 years ago

The pork was full of juicy, porky pleasure with a tinge of vinegar … that was without sauce. Phat Matt’s started at the Grand Lake Farmers Market, had a brief stint at the Metreon Farmers Marke...

Miss Oddette's Creole Kitchen - Paso Robles to SLO

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

A shy chowhound forwarded a recommendation for Miss Oddette's Creole Kitchen in Paso Robles. Owner Oddette Augustus does catering, special events at wineries and pop-ups. And like many caterers...

David "YaYa" McAtee - Rest in Power

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . Taking lessons learned in part from his mother’s kitchen, David McAtee went on to become a beloved fixture on the corner of 26th Street and Broadway in the predominantly black West End neig...

Pack Jack BBQ | Sebastopol - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

After too long away, I headed to Pack Jack BBQ in Sebastopol on Sunday. I called ahead to make sure lamb ribs would be available. Good thing, as I snagged the last half-rack of lamb, $14. The p...

BBQ Rib Success - First Time's the Charm

by Steve 2 months ago

My wife is from Memphis, we live in the DC area, and I am a BBQ snob. I never wanted to put in the time to do it myself, so we made do with various less-than-satisfying local versions for years. ...

Anyone try Kingsford Ribs?

by gutreactions 2 months ago

Kingsford, the BBQ people, have a line of semi-prepared foods in markets now. While on a shopping trip to Shop Rite Market in Westchester County, N.Y., we picked up a full rack of their pork ribs f...

Barbecue in Cloverdale!

by Mick Ruthven 10 years ago

We had just left Hwy 101 onto 128 on the way to Anderson Valley today when I spied a large "BBQ" sign so we stopped. It was Hamburger Ranch and Pasta Farm! I had a brisket sandwich and I'd say it ...

Brisket coming out too dry

by FoodExpression 8 years ago

Just bought a bing green egg and smoked 2 flats of brisket. Both had seemingly the right amount of fat, about a 1/4 inch on top, but after about 7 hrs of cooking they came out very dry towards the ...

Romantic Fingerfood (maybe bbq)

by portisteve 2 months ago

Hi I live in the UK so all restaurants are closed. It’s our 10 year wedding anniversary next week so can’t do our normal restaurant date. What I was thinking was popping down to our local beach fo...

Ming Kee has re-opened!

by doublehelping 2 months ago

After a month-long closure, Ming Kee has re-opened. We walked past it this morning and saw a line of people out the door (and maintaining appropriate social distance). Happy to see it back in bus...

PorkChop & Bubba's BBQ | Bakersfield

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Two months ago I stopped for lunch in Bakersfield on my way to Palm Springs. I was interested in checking out PorkChop and Bubba's BBQ, as the owners are experienced competitors on the KCBS contest...