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Here's What You Need To Know About North Carolina Barbecue

It's all about the pork spiked with vinegar
May 21, 2014 4:00 pm

North Carolina's got a lot to be proud of, not least of all — their renowned barbecue. If you know that porky, vinegar-spiked NC 'cue, check out our sneak peak at Southern Living magazine's A-Z Guide to Southern Food from their June food issue, featuring a pit crawl of the Tarheel State's best pig.

BBQ On TV: 12 Shows That Respect The Grilling And Smoking Of Meat

From 'House of Cards' to 'Dukes of Hazzard'
May 12, 2014 9:00 am

Barbecue culture has got its applewood-stained hooks sunk into TV’s tender gut. BBQ PitmastersBBQ CrawlMan Fire FoodPrimal Grill — multiple networks are vying for their slice of manly meat mastery, whether the focus is on intense competitions or the subtle, sooty art of open-flame home cooking. But with all this reality-based cookery clogging up our DVRs, it’s easy to overlook the important role the grill has played in scripted American television. Here are 12 favorites.

Grilled Pork T-Bones With BBQ Butter Recipe

Beef's not the only one invited to the T-bone party
May 1, 2014 12:30 pm
Photo: Angie Mosier

World-renowned pro pitmaster and chef Melissa Cookston's new cookbook, Smokin' in the Boys' Room, is exactly what you need to freshen up your grilling repertoire. From the cuts of meat you want to eat to sides, marinades and her own time-tested techniques, don't break out the barbecue before digging into this book.

Guide: 2014 Barbecue Competitions, Festivals And Smokeouts

A calendar of the nation's best BBQ events
May 1, 2014 10:00 am

The smoke just keeps on a-rollin’. Earlier this year, we gave you a list of barbecue competitions across the country and around the world to help plan your vacation calendar. Since then, more and more events have been scheduled and announced, so here’s an update to ensure you’re never more than a few weeks away from getting your recommended intake of hickory in your bloodstream. A guide to the best barbecue festivals in the United States, after the jump.

Welcome To Food Republic Grilling Month

May means chef tips, grilled meats and smoke!
May 1, 2014 8:30 am

Let's face it, food tastes better when it comes off the grill. Which is why, every May, we get geared up for the warmer months and present Food Republic Grilling Month. It's been a labor of love for our editors, who've come to appreciate smoke, fire and sauce (Shhh, don't tell our friends in Texas), not to mention marinades, rubs, pre-mixed cocktails, seasonal craft beers. Let's get ready to grill!

16 Of The Country's Top Barbecue Masters Are Visiting NYC In June

Welcome back, Big Apple Barbecue Block Party!
Apr 11, 2014 1:00 pm

New York City will play host to some of the nation’s best barbecue at the annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party the weekend of June 7-8. Taking place in Madison Square Park and neighboring streets, the two-day festival will feature 16 of the country’s top pitmasters from a a dozen states.

Video: Watch The Fatback Collective Pitmasters Sing 'Amazing Grace'

The country's top BBQ pitmasters, moved to song
Mar 11, 2014 11:00 am

Our final dinner at this past weekend's Charleston Wine & Food Festival was at the legendary Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q, where pitmasters from the competition barbecue crew Fatback Collective served up a mountain of ribs and pork. We were all a few spiked Cherry Cokes deep when Reggie Turner, Rodney Scott, Dalvin Duncan, Woodrow Washington and Sam Jones took the microphone. Check out the video. These guys can sing!

Texas Barbecue Map Declares War On Rival Barbecue Sovereignties

With a big middle finger to the rest of BBQ nation
Feb 5, 2014 3:00 pm

Here is a map that pulls no punches, and of course it’s from Texas Monthly. TM is a fine magazine that publishes thoughtful "think" pieces and political takedowns that has given the publication a sort of New York magazine of the South reputation. One of the initiatives that sets it apart from other sleepy regional magazines is the editor's obsession with the barbecue of their home state, by and large an all-beef affair. And this map serves as a large middle finger to the rest of the country.

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