Now that we’ve armed you with a few killer recipes, it’s time to start filling your spice rack with the proper ammunition. Picking out the perfect rub can be an intimidating task, especially if you don’t venture into the BBQ aisle all that often. (Yes, that’s right. In Kansas City we actually have aisles of BBQ products, not just racks.) To help you see past those fancy labels and catchy names, we’ve added a new feature to our site called “The Monthly Rubdown”. Hmmmm…did I forget to mention that we’ve also got FREEBIES!!!!
Each month we’ll be featuring one of our favorite BBQ products, and whenever possible we’ll include giveaways, contests, and even have the product available for purchase right here on our site. Now don’t go thinking we’re a bunch of sell-outs that will feature any ole brand thrown our way, because that couldn’t be further from the truth. We’ll personally evaluate each and every item before anointing it with the official “BBQ Addicts’ Seal of Approval”. Only the strong will survive, and we don’t have a problem turning away the shoddy imitators.
To kick things off in style, we’re featuring a two-fer from one our favorite local KC pork masters. In fact, we like his products so much that Channel 9 News has footage of us using one of them during a Bacon Explosion demo. Take a peek and see if you can spot it…
In case you missed it, we’re talking about Plowboy’s award winning Yardbird Rub. As the label reads, it’s a perfect “balance of sweet and salty with just a little kick”. These guys may tout their custom blend as a chicken rub, but pork is where it really shines. In fact, it’s so good that these Pork Pullin’ Plowboys walked away with first place pork honors at both the Great American Barbecue Festival and the American Royal Barbecue in 2008, which got them invited to the coveted Butt to Butt Invitational in Shannon, Illinois. If that’s not enough, they were also awarded the 2008 5th place Kansas City Barbecue Society Team of the Year Award for pork. For those of you not familiar with the KCBS, there were over 4,200 teams that competed last year, so that is a HUGE honor.
Now don’t go thinking these pork loving Kansas Citians are a one dimensional outfit. Their latest creation, Bovine Bold beef rub, was brought to market in style at the 2008 American Royal Barbecue, and is primed to shake-up the competition trail in 2009. While developing the seasoning over the last year, the Pork Pullin’ Plowboys brought home 4 first place and 8 top five brisket finishes using Bovine Bold. Needless to say, these guys know their spices.
In true BBQ Addicts style, we’ve teamed up with Plowboy himself, Mr. Todd Johns, to make these rubs available right here on our site. Bottled locally in Kansas City, we’re offering a 14 ounce shaker of the freshest rub money can buy. Can’t decide which blend to spring for? Not a problem. Take advantage of our combo deal and you’ll receive both rubs at a slightly lower price. Now, I know what your thinking here. “Jason, I’m planning a block party and want to cook barbecue chicken wings for 100 of my closest friends. Is there any possible way that you can cut me a bulk deal?” Done and done. Todd has also hooked us up with 5 pound bags of both rubs! Here’s a quick rundown of what you can find in our store:
Now on to the freebies!!! The first 20 orders we receive will include a free limited edition “GET BOLD” coozie courtesy of Plowboy’s BBQ. In addition, they’ve also hooked us up with 10 t-shirts (5 male and 5 female) to give out anyway we see fit. To get in on the action, simply post a comment down below and you’re automatically entered in our t-shirt drawing (be sure to indicate your preference for a male or female shirt in your comment). We’ll be accepting entries until Midnight Central Time on February 28th. Winners will be contacted and announced a few days after. Good luck!!!