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New York Barbecue Is Coming To Los Angeles

So Cal sandwich chain enlists Brooklyn pitmaster
Nov 18, 2014 1:30 pm

Mendocino Farms, Southern California’s seasonal-themed sandwich chain, announced this week that it will be opening its own dedicated smokehouse facility in Los Angeles next month. And, which renowned pitmaster did the company choose to bring in as a consultant on the project? Not some dude in bib overalls from any of the usual barbecue hotspots. Nope. It's the guy with the fancy watch and suede Pumas: Brooklyn's own Billy Durney.

Blue Smoke Is Not A Barbecue Restaurant Anymore

New chef puts emphasis on 'South' ahead of the pits
Nov 6, 2014 9:00 am

Back in June, chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois hinted at "some exciting new things" ahead for Blue Smoke, restaurateur Danny Meyer's pioneering New York City barbecue spot. Last week, after months of tinkering, Bourgeois, the restaurant's first new head chef in 12 years, quietly debuted his fully revised menu. And, it's clear that he has bigger things in mind than just barbecue.

Video: Make Vegan BBQ Pulled Portobello Mushroom Sandwiches

Welcome vegan friends to your awesome barbecue!
Aug 25, 2014 11:00 am

Ask any vegan if they miss meat and you'll likely hear a resounding "no." That's because you don't have to miss meat, nor do you have to screw up a perfectly good bun with the fake stuff, when you have dishes like a barbecue pulled portobello sandwich, thanks to the fine folks at Vice Munchies.

Patriotic-Inspired Tablewares You'll Want To Display Year-Round

8 design-forward ways to go "Fourth" in style.
Jul 3, 2014 9:00 am

The Fourth of July falls on a Friday this year, which means it's bound to be a weekend blowout. You've got the menu set, now what? If you're gonna do this holiday right, take it all the way with some stylish tabletop fixtures that prove you're one patriotic host with style.

Ribs, For Your Pleasure: 5 Recipes That Have Determined Yup, It's Ribs For Dinner

In the summertime, the choice can be easy
Jun 24, 2014 11:30 am

When we got to work today we just had this hankering. Maybe it was the three butcher shops we passed on our walk to the office? Maybe it was the McRib ad on the subway? OK, it wasn’t that. But, right now we’re in the mood for ribs and started scouring our recipe database for ideas. We came up with five of our favorites here — from cola-braised to citrus dry rub. So, what are you making for dinner tonight?

15 Grilling Stories To Inspire You On Father's Day

Catch up on all our best grilling literature
Jun 15, 2014 9:30 am

Today is a famous grilling holiday known to some as Father's Day. Nah, we're kidding. Dad's the most important person today, but the person at the grill gets the silver medal. Gold medal if it's Dad, obviously. Here's a collection of our favorite grilling stories to get you inspired (or just really excited for the backyard to smell so good). Happy Father's Day, enjoy!

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

It's all about the pork spiked with vinegar
May 21, 2014 3:00 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 8:00 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.

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