Grate Expectations: Checking Out the ManGrates

On a past blog, I mentioned that I would love the opportunity to review the ManGrates.  It was not long after that I was contacted by Dan from the company offering to send me some for review.  I emailed him my mailing address, and eventually a package arrived at my door containing four ManGrates along with a cleaning brush!  I was looking forward to trying this product out. 

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Grilled Pork Chops with Mint Chimichurri

A few days ago, my wife went to a local farmer’s market and came home with quite the haul.  Amongst her haul was a bag of fresh mint leaves.  She suggested that I look for a recipe combining pork chops and mint.  After some searching around and application of my Google-fu skills, I found a recipe on the Pork Be Inspired website for Grilled Pork Chops with Mint Chimichurri.  For those who are interested in seeing the recipe, you can find it here.  I had to make one minor tweak to it due to not having an ingredient, so here is the recipe I used for the mint chimichurri:

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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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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 “A Trio of Tastings: Three Sauces for your Reviewing Pleasure”

Bigmista's Perfect Pork Rub

Having Some Real Good Meat with Bigmista’s Perfect Pork Rub

It’s not everyday that you get someone that is a well-known commodity in the barbecue community asking you to try out their products.  So when Neil “Bigmista” Strawder of Bigmista’s Barbecue asked me to try out his Perfect Pork Rub and review it, I said “Absolutely!”  I had been reading great feedback on the product, and I was anxious to try it out! Continue reading “Having Some Real Good Meat with Bigmista’s Perfect Pork Rub”

Review: Uncle Kenny’s Original BBQ Sauce

For diehards such as myself, BBQ and grilling season runs from January 1st to December 31st.  However, the majority of Americans look to Memorial Day weekend to kick off the official “grilling” season.  Tonight’s offering on the grill was pork chops.  However, I’m not here to talk about the pork chops.  I’m here to talk about the sauce I used on them — Uncle Kenny’s Original BBQ Sauce.

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