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Grilled Pork T-Bones With BBQ Butter Recipe

Beef's not the only one invited to the T-bone party
May 1, 2014 11:30 am
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 before prime season hits. She's a 3-time world champion, you know. 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. Ever had a pork T-bone? 

Guide: 2014 Barbecue Competitions, Festivals And Smokeouts

A calendar of the nation's best BBQ events
May 1, 2014 9:00 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 7:30 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 12:00 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 10:00 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 2:00 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.

Charlie McKenna Has Some Big Ideas About The Future Of Barbecue In America

Chicago chef is a big name in competitive barbecue
Feb 5, 2014 9:00 am

One food that that has certainly stood the test of time has been barbecue. The action of firing up the backyard grill to cook meats stretches back decades; it's a food that's decidedly American and that's grown increasingly in popularity, especially over the past few years. We caught up with Lillie's Q chef Charlie McKenna to discuss the state of barbecue in early 2014. Read on.

Help Pitmaster Rodney Scott Rebuild Through The Power Of Pork Sandwiches

Famous BBQ man lost his pit house in November
Jan 6, 2014 1:00 pm

It’s really a no-brainer. Who wouldn’t want to eat some of the country’s most legendary barbecue while contributing to a worthy cause? Pitmaster Rodney Scott of the famed Scott's Bar-B-Que in Hemingway, South Carolina lost his pit house just before Thanksgiving, when it accidentally burned to the ground. In an effort to rebuild the iconic joint, Scott’s fellow members of the Fatback Collective have established a fund to raise money for the construction process. Read on.

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