Admittedly, we’ve neglected our blog over the last couple of weeks. We know how much our readers hate it when we go on hiatus (primarily because we get your complaint emails), so this week we’re making it up to you with a 5 part version of The Monthly Rubdown. Each day we’ll be introducing you to a new product (or family of products) that’s now available in our online BBQ store. To kick-off this week of Rubdowns we’re rolling out a brand new gallon size of our best selling sauce.
Our friends over at RedEnvelope.com graciously offered to send us a Maverick Laser Infrared Surface Thermometer to test out and provide our thoughts. Of course we wouldn’t want to dangle a brand new BBQ gadget in front of our readers without giving you a chance to win one, so RedEnvelope also kicked in an extra thermometer for one lucky reader to win! Keep reading and we’ll let you know how you can get your hands on one of these guys.
The 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.
We 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.
Once again the Great American Barbecue was a great weekend to spend cooking outdoors. This year the organizers bumped the date up to be the week before the long Memorial Day holiday weekend. This gave the competition teams the chance to still compete in this great contest, and also be able to spend some valuable family time over the long weekend. Burnt Finger BBQ came out of the weekend with calls in 4 of 8 categories we entered, and two local Kansas City teams walked away with Grand Championships in each of KCBS contests.
Posted by Jason on May 20, 2010
Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? Why not head down to Kansas City for one of the greatest barbecue competitions/festivals known to man. May 21st and 22nd will be host to the 6th annual Great American Barbecue Festival at the Wyandotte County Park at Beautiful Capital Federal Park (or Sandstone Amphitheater for those familiar with the KC area). There will be plenty of activities on site to enterain the family, including a carnival, a dedicated Kidz Zone, food/equipment vendors, live music, fireworks, and even a book signing by yours truly!!!
With spring in full gear, and summer coming fast, your grilling season should already be well underway. At this point the only valid excuse for not partaking in your first outdoor cook of the season is because you simply don’t own a grill or smoker. Lucky for you, Sam’s Club has stepped up and given us a grill to give away to one lucky backyard chef. Consider it a free jump-start to get your summer barbecue back on track!
Since KFC released their Double Down sandwich, I’ve had a hankering to sample the sandwich that’s proclaimed to be “so meaty, there’s no room for a bun!” Sporting two thick and juicy boneless white meat chicken filets, two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese and Colonel’s Sauce, I have high hopes that this meal will fit nicely into my meatatarian lifestyle!
For the first time in a very long time, my wife and I both had free schedules the other weekend. Our way of relaxing is taking a trip to the local farmers market and gourmet meat shop to hand pick the ingredients for a fine meal. As soon as we laid eyes on the fresh lobster tails resting on a bed of crushed ice in the seafood cooler, we knew that a hearty surf and turf dinner was in our immediate future.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The BBQ Addicts have release two new flavors of Bacon Explosion! If you’ve ever bitten into a Bacon Explosion and thought “This is fantastic, but it would be even better if it had *insert favorite ingredient*“, then you’ve come to the right place. Starting today, we now have our brand new Jalapeno Bacon Explosion and Cheese Bacon Explosion available for purchase right here on BBQ Addicts.