Tag Archives: barbecue

A Home Run with Outta the Park BBQ Sauce

About 2-3 weeks ago, my wife was out running some errands.  While she was out, she called me to let me know that she had some sauce for me to review.  It caught me off-guard, but I got excited when she told me who she met.  Heather went to The Meat House here in Charlotte to pick up some chicken.  That day, Scott from Outta the Park BBQ Sauce was there doing a demo.  So now I present to you a review of a sauce that I’ve looked forward to reviewing – Outta the Park BBQ Sauce.

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BBQ Giveaway — Big Butz BBQ

Here is a quick “post and run” blog talking about a contest being put on right now by my good friend Kevin Kelly of Kevin’s BBQ Joints.  This time, he’s giving away a ton of products from Big Butz BBQ Sauce! Continue reading

Dueling Butts: Bigmista’s Perfect Pork Rub vs. Draper’s AP Rub

On my lunch break on Friday, I stopped in at Restaurant Depot (day passes are a perk of being a KCBS member) and picked up a 2-pack of bone-in pork butts.  What in the world was I going to do with all this meat?  Why cook it, of course!  I have to have something for lunch for the next couple of weeks.  But I couldn’t just use one type of rub.  So I present to you Duelling Butts: Bigmista’s Perfect Pork Rub vs. Draper’s AP Rub!

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And the Entries are in: BBQ Pitmasters Season 3 Auditions

February 9th is the last day for entries to be submitted for Season 3 of BBQ Pitmasters.  I’ve just spent the last two hours looking at the videos, and all of the teams that I’ve found videos for did a good job in letting their personalities shine through.  Just sit back and enjoy the videos for each team, and let me know which one was your favorite.  If I missed one, please let me know!!

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Checking Out Bobbee-O’s BBQ in Charlotte, NC

As you may recall a couple of weeks ago, I got to meet up with my good friend and fellow BBQ blogger Wilfred Reinke as he was travelling through NC on his way to FL.  Today I got to meet up with him again for lunch.  As he had a long drive ahead of him today, I decided to meet him at this BBQ joint in north Charlotte so that he could at least shave a few miles off of his trip today.  We met at Bobbee-O’s BBQ. Continue reading

A Trio of Tastings: Three Sauces for your Reviewing Pleasure

Normally in blog posts where I review sauces, I usually only review one at a time.  However, I did at one time do a multi-sauce review.  In some ways, I enjoy doing this kind of review.  It’s a natural behavior for humans to want to compare and contrast product.  Having said that… let’s grill some pork chops!  From left to right, the sauces are: Daigle’s Sweet Habanero Rib Sauce, Nephew’s Ghostly Pumpkin BBQ Sauce, and Doomer’s Dark “Q” Sauce. Continue reading

Review: Oakridge BBQ Competition Beef & Pork Rub

For those of you familiar with the BBQ scene (especially the competition scene), you will be familiar with the maker of this product.  For those of you who are not, I greatly suggest that you become familiar.  Today’s review is of the Competition Beef & Pork Rub by Oakridge BBQ.

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Best Of: Pro Bowl Edition

One week away from the Super Bowl.  But you don’t need an excuse to fire up your grill or outdoor cooker.  Just an opportunity.  To help you get in the mood, check out these links I found just for you…

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Gettin’ My Q on at Queen City Q

BBQ in Charlotte?  That used to be the punchline to many a joke.  Nowadays, however, BBQ is becoming more and more relevant here in the Queen City.  So when I learned that my good friend Wilfred Reinke was coming through Charlotte, I intended to take him to one of the restaurants.  Like all good plans, they change.  The idea popped in my head for us to check out the newest BBQ restaurant in Charlotte — Queen City Q – and do a dual review.  I asked another one of my good friends Steve Gibbs if he’d like to join us, and all of a sudden it became a three-headed review!  Steve has already posted his review here, so please go and check it out!  This is my take on Queen City Q… Continue reading

Review: Cajun Sweet Pecan Garlic BBQ Sauce from Daigle Family Co.

Not too long ago, I did a review of the Cajun Sweet Applewood Jalapeno BBQ Sauce on some burgers.  They turned out really well.  So I turned my attention to another one of the offerings from Daigle Family Co. — Cajun Sweet Pecan Garlic BBQ Sauce.  This sauce placed 2nd in the BBQ Blast Sauce Contest, so it’s bound to be good!

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