I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

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Hope everyone is enjoying this holiday weekend!  Rather than writing about another sauce or rub, I want to give a shout-out to some of my favorite BBQ bloggers and writers.  Each of these people have helped me out in some form or fashion — whether it’s offering advice or providing quality writing of their own.

  • First shout-out goes to my good friend Wilfred Reinke, aka the Oshawa Ogre.  As a fellow BBQ blogger and product reviewer, I greatly appreciate his insight into the different products he reviews.  Plus I got to meet him in person earlier this year as he made the trek from Ontario to Florida.  Great guy!
  • Next shout-out goes about 40-50 miles up the road from me to Cyndi Allison, author of Barbeque Master and Yes, You Can Grill.  Cyndi and John Shepard (aka Sir Pork-a-Lot) were the first two bloggers I ever met.  Cyndi has been involved in barbecue, grilling, and smoking for 35 years and writing online for 12 years.  She has a vast wealth of knowledge of all things outdoor cooking.
  • I can’t say anything about BBQ and blogging without giving a shout-out to Danielle Dimovsky, whom all of you know as the pitmaster of DivaQ.  Danielle is not only a first-class BBQ pitmaster, she is also a very entertaining writer and very active in social media.
  • For the final shout-out for today, it’s all about the BBQ joints.  And if you need information on anything BBQ joint related, the go-to guy has to be Kevin Kelly of Kevin’s BBQ Joints.  Kevin has amassed a huge database of BBQ joints and restaurants across the United States.  He is also very active and knowledgeable about social media.
I know I left out several others, and for that I apologize.  My plan is to highlight all of you BBQ bloggers and writers that I greatly appreciate!
  • http://twitter.com/OshawaOgre Wilfred Reinke (@OshawaOgre)

    Thanks very much for the shout out Wayne :) It was a highlight of mine to meet you and John as well last winter.and I hope to one day meet Kevin from Kevin BBQ Joints though with him being on the left coast it will be tough.. Your blog has steadily been gaining steam (or is that smoke?) and I never miss a post!