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BYOMB: An Ode to Kansas City BBQ

Josh KennedyThere’s a new music video called “BYOMB: An Ode to Kansas City BBQ” that’s lighting up the interwebs amongst the Kansas City BBQ culture. BYOMB stands for “Bring Your Own Man Bib”, and it’s actually a pretty catchy tune that calls out a handful of the beloved Kansas City BBQ joints. Typically these types of barbecue tribute songs are oozing with the twang of a country music parody, but not this one. It’s writer, Joshua Kennedy, throws down a hip-hop flavor that’s just as strong as the smoked meats he’s rapping about. The song takes you on a quick 3 minute journey through the evolution of Kansas City BBQ culture as experienced by Kennedy. From the days of the Big 3 (Arthur Bryant’s, Gates, and Jack Stack) to the rise of

Farmland Bacon Club

Every year we take a road trip up to Des Moines to serve Bacon Explosion to the masses at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. This year, amongst all the typical craziness that goes on at this event, we had the opportunity to spend some time with a film crew from Farmland Foods who was capturing footage for their “Farmland Bacon Club” marketing campaign. Our webisode was just released today!

Look closely and you’ll get a glimpse of Darren Warth from Smokey D’s BBQ. Those guys are a major reason why we’re able to pull off an event of this magnitude, so it’s great to see them represented in the video!

The Huffington PostThis morning I was sent an article from Huffington Post entitled “5 Tips For Eating Healthfully At A Cookout”. Simply reading the title made me want to report the sender to my ISP for violating spamming regulations, but for some reason I felt compelled to click on the link to see what kind of shenanigans the folks over at Huff Post were spewing. What I found was a list of ridiculousness that was more absurd than anything I could have ever imagined. Somehow they managed to suck the heart and soul out of America’s only true cuisine just before the weekend we pay homage to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. And as such, I feel compelled to respond from the perspective of an overindulgent meatatarian who embraces and celebrates

Guy Fieri FoodWith its great taste and second-to-none versatility, you can’t go wrong with pork on the grill – especially now that the USDA has lowered pork cooking temperature guidelines to 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a three-minute rest time – resulting in a juicier, tender, medium-rare grilled masterpiece.

To help ignite your inspiration, the National Pork Board and Guy Fieri are excited to offer a “Summer Grilling Essentials” prize pack to giveaway to one lucky visitor of our BBQ Addicts community. The lucky winner will be hooked up with everything you need to kick your outdoor cooking into high gear for the second half of the summer grilling season.

Sam’s Club Book Signing

Sam's ClubLast Tuesday marked the paperback release of our book BBQ Makes Everything Better. To celebrate this occasion, and help raise some money for local children, we’re teaming up with Sam’s Club to put on a fund raising barbecue event at their store in Independence, MO. To help fill the bellies of all the BBQ Addicts strolling through that day, our friend Todd Johns of the famed Pork Pullin’ Plowboys barbecue team (ahem…2009 American Royal Grand Champion) will be on site serving up pulled pork, ribs, hot dogs, and brats featuring his line of Plowboys Rubs topped off with our Burnt Finger BBQ sauce.

Gourmand World Cookbook AwardsBack in December we received the news that our book BBQ Makes Everything Better had been selected as the USA winner in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards “Best Barbecue Book” category. As part of that honor, our book advanced to the next level in the competition as the USA representative for “The Best Barbecue Book in the World” award. There were 12 total barbecue books representing their respective countries, of which the top 4 finalists (including us) were invited to Paris to take part in the formal awards ceremony on the first day of the Paris Cookbook Fair. And on the evening of March 3rd, 2011 at the historical Theatre des Folies Bergère in Paris, France in front of over 1,200 publishers, authors, chefs, journalists, foodies and spectators, BBQ Makes Everything Better was officially named “The

BBQ Addicts Gift Certificates Now Available!

Haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet? Haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet? Know someone that wants a Bacon Explosion but you don’t know when they want it? Need that perfect birthday / Father’s Day / Mother’s Day / Any Day gift for the barbecue obsessed friend or significant other? You’re in luck! BBQ Addicts now has gift certificates available that can be redeemed for anything on our site! Just fill out our contact form with how much you want a gift certificate for and you’ll have the perfect gift to give for any BBQ lover!

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Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner

Gourmand World Cookbook Award WinnerAn exciting turn of events and an early Christmas present as we were recently notified that our BBQ book, BBQ Makes Everything Better was selected as the USA winner in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards “Best Barbecue Book” category! This means we continue on to compete against winning BBQ cookbooks from other countries for “Best in the World.” The results will be announced on March 3, 2011 in Paris. Of course we are hoping that we’ll be forced to fly to France to teach Europe how to use a smoker!

We feel extremely honored to be selected for this prestigious award. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau, highlights the leading food and wine books yearly. Helping readers and retailers find the best books out of the tens of thousands released every

Free Stuff: BBQ Library Giveaway

4th of JulyThe 4th of July is the biggest grilling day of the year. Not only is it acceptable to play with fire on this glorious holiday, it’s fully encouraged and celebrated. And to make sure the only thing burning at your holiday party is Chinese gunpowder, we’re hooking up two lucky people with a library of great barbecue books. We’ve partnered with the authors of some of the best grilling books around to make sure your outdoor grilling skills are top-notch come this 4th of July.

Webster House Grilling Event & Book Signing

Webster House Kansas CityWe have an exciting event coming up this Saturday at the Webster House in the historic Crossroads District here in Kansas City. We have the honor of being the featured guests for an evening of barbecue and will be sampling recipes out of our BBQ book, BBQ Makes Everything Better. Also on hand will be Excuetive Chef Charles d’Ablaing demonstrating grilling recipes and techniques and Darcy Rasmussen, the pastry chef, will be showing off great desserts for the grill! They will also be showcasing the latest equipment from Wolf Grills and Sub Zero refrigeration. A great event for the whole family, and a super way to treat Dad to a special afternoon.

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