At Memphis in May this past year, I had the opportunity to meet Ken Haviland, president of the Real Canadian Bacon Company. He was kind enough to send me samples of his product (peameal bacon) for review. My intent was to give them a thorough review right before Christmas. However, I was not able to get to it due to unforeseen circumstances. I was sent a variety of slices (or shingles), bone-in chops, and a whole roast. I have tried the slices and the chops, and let me tell you… DELICIOUS!!
It’s the #1 tool that I would recommend putting on your Christmas list if you don’t have one already. And if you have one already, I’d say get a second one for that special someone in your life. What is it? The Thermapen instant-read thermometer, of course!
It’s finally Friday again!! And here are five more articles / tidbits for your reading pleasure:
- The original Famous Dave’s in Hayward, WI burned to the ground early Monday morning. Here are reports from the Sawyer County Record and the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal.
- One writer talks about his experience judging at the Jack, along with what he considers the six weirdest rules about competition BBQ (KCBS style).
- There’s only a few days left to enter to win a Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Turkey Fryer courtesy of Chris at NibbleMeThis.
- Scott Roberts tried Wendy’s new BBQ pulled pork sandwich. The results were predictable.
- And finally, Memphis in May is just over 6 months away. If you’re wanting to join a team, you should start thinking about it now. If you’re looking for a team, you should consider Too Sauced to Pork.
It’s been way too long since I’ve done a Five for Friday. So let’s get going! Here are five things that may interest you:
- If you’re going to be in Dallas, TX this weekend, you may want to check out Dia de los Puercos on Sunday afternoon. Sam Jones of Skylight Inn is bringing whole hog to beef country!
- Need a gift to send to that NC BBQ lover? Why not send them a North Carolina Barbecue Box from N.C. Made!?
- While this wasn’t from this week (it was from a month ago, in fact), here’s a very good op-ed piece from Daniel Vaughn at Texas Monthly about why Wendy’s “BBQ pulled pork” sandwich is making kittens cry.
- While I was judging at the Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship, Monk from the Barbecue Bros. was out and about at the festival. Check out the pics!
- And finally, it’s not BBQ-related (sort of), but this may have been the best picture from the 2014 World Series… Continue reading “Five for Friday: Five Cool Things I Saw This Week”
Selections have been announced today for the 2014 Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue. This competition, affectionately known as “The Jack”, is an invitation-only contest that pits championship BBQ teams against one another on the grounds of the Jack Daniels distillery (“The Hollow”) in a cook-off to determine BBQ supremacy.
First off, to everyone who sent out thoughts and prayers for my mother as she had a very major surgery… I give my heartfelt thanks and gratitude. Her surgery was successful, and after a week’s stay in the hospital, she is finally back at home. It’s going to be a long recovery for her, but I know that she has the will to persevere.