Master the grill: Get advice on BBQ recipes, argue over secret sauces, and find tried-and-true recommendations for the best BBQ restaurants from other Chowhounds.

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). Memorial Day and the 4th of July...



St Louis, Kansas City, Lincoln, and Topeka

by dcbbq 1 year ago

We'll be touring the plains this fall, and looking for good wood-cooked barbecue in each of these cities, and other suggestions. Feel free to point me to barbecue threads to the various cities. (...

Favorite Restaurants in Downtown Raleigh or Durham

by loves2cook82 3 months ago

Looking for a good place to go for a birthday dinner, just me and my husband. Used to be a fan of Poole's Diner, but I don't want to go somewhere I'll have to stand around waiting an hour for a tab...

Endangered Species: North Carolina Barbecue

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

". . . In December, Keith Allen quietly announced the closing of Allen & Son in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, considered by many to be the perfect fulcrum between Eastern North Carolina and Lexingto...

BBQ Road Trip

by delight64 1 month 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 ...

BBQ takeout

by trhea 1 month ago

Looking to host bbq dinner at my home - need recommendations! Blue Ribbon? I’m in the Bedford area.

Bridges BBQ Rents | Placerville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

What's for lunch on wine judging day? If you're lucky, catering by Bridges BBQ Rents. This local caterer served us some really good Santa Maria style tri-tip. Rosy rare and tender. The baked bea...

Hog Wild Barbeque | Placerville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

For a couple years now, I've seen recommendations from friends for the Texas-style brisket at Hog Wild Barbeque in Placerville. On my first day in town, the plan was to drive by and decide if I wou...

Pit-smoked brisket at Subway?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Stopped at the light in downtown Monterey today, I noticed a sign on the Subway at the intersection promoting "naturally pit-smoked brisket". This page on its website says it was tested on 100 Aust...

BBQ inn North Mississippi

by dcbbq 5 months ago

I'll be in Oxford in August with a car and a couple of days to spare. I'm interested in some good, pit-cooked barbecue. Suggestions?

'Titans of BBQ' coming Oct. 10-13, Manhattan...

by gutreactions 2 months ago

An extraordinary line-up of 20 chefs and pit masters from around the country will be gathering at 'Titans of BBQ' on Pier 97 in Manhattan, Oct. 10 to 13. Big name culinarians involved include Pat ...

elliots bbq

by varothe 17 years ago

any information available on the above. last known address was in riverside and before that on 55th street in chicago.

BBQ on the Island

by Gastronomos 2 years ago

After a couple of really, really bad meals at two local (local to me that is) bbq type joints, I am still convinced that this Islands inhabitants do not know how to make and serve bbq. At all. I...

EV Brown Sauce recipe? (Split from SF Board)

by Brad Goeppert 12 years ago

Greetings to all of you EV Brown Sauce lovers! My wife and I took my mother out to lunch yesterday to the Hickory Pit and guess what we had? Those ribs really brought back memories of when my gra...

Well boy howdy, Scarborough gets an outdoor pop-up BBQ joint - 'bout time

by Googs 3 months ago

Art of BBQ Smokehouse has set-up camp (literally) in a parking lot on the north side of Kingston Rd 2 blocks west of Midland Ave. By my count, they have 3 full-size smokers on site with a grill to...

B.T.'s Smokehouse, Sturbridge, does tasty BBQ...

by gutreactions 2 months ago

When travelling between Maine & New York metro, it has almost become custom for us to stop in Sturbridge, Mass. for a meal at B.T.'s Smokehouse. It is very good BBQ, loaded with sides and extras on...

Support Black-owned Restaurants Week, Aug 26 - Sept 1

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Meg Cotner's blog alerted me to the upcoming 6th annual Support Black-owned Restaurants Week for the Portland area. http://bridgetownbites.com/2019/08/13/support-black-owned-restaurants-week-is-ba...

Best BBQ in Westchester/Fairfield/Rockland?

by eldogg 8 months ago

So there is a thread in the NYC forum on the best BBQ in NYC. Let's start one for the northern NYC burbs. I frequent two in my area: Pik Nik BBQ in Tarrytown and Revenge BBQ in Irvington. Does ...

Side dish ideas for a BBQ?

by kristen3 6 months ago

I've been invited to a friend's Memorial Day cookout. My friend asked me to bring "a side dish that's not a salad" (someone else has been asked to bring a salad). Do you think that salads that don'...

Flint's BBQ status? [Oakland]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 years ago

This came in by email. Any news about Flint's? "Hi, My name is Tony, from Sacramento. I am desperately trying to find out if any of the Flints are open/re opened....and you seem to know what ...

5 Ways to Host a More Environmentally Friendly BBQ

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . The biggest impact of the cookout, and easiest thing to adjust, is the food. Visit the Farmers’ Market ... Less Meat but better Meat ... Food Waste-free Cookout . . . "