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Twentieth Annual 100 Black Men Barbecue Cookoff this weekend - Valdosta Daily Times

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Twentieth Annual 100 Black Men Barbecue Cookoff this weekend
Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — The 100 Black Men Barbecue Cookoff returns to Downtown Valdosta this weekend for its 20th straight year. It has been extended to a two-day affair, running 3-9 p.m. Friday and. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the historic Lowndes County ...

DeSoto man mentors students through $15-an-hour jobs slinging barbecue - Dallas Morning News

Barbecue News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 23:19

Dallas Morning News

DeSoto man mentors students through $15-an-hour jobs slinging barbecue
Dallas Morning News
Brian Irondi, 16, delivers an order of Top 5 BBQ to a hungry lunch crowd. His boss, owner Kendon Greene (right), says the jobs he gives students keep them out of trouble. The work is part of an informal mentoring program that Greene began with a co ...

Dining Out: Sweet Smokee'z BBQ prepares ribs Chicago-style - Fayetteville Observer

Barbecue News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 17:28

Fayetteville Observer

Dining Out: Sweet Smokee'z BBQ prepares ribs Chicago-style
Fayetteville Observer
Sweet Smokee'z BBQ & Soul Food food truck serves pulled-pork sandwiches topped with pineapple and homemade coleslaw; Chicago-style barbecue ribs; a three-meat combo with choice of ribs, sausage, pork or chicken; and homemade sour cream pound ...
Bill's Bites: Mr. Ribs is authentic backyard BBQ Battle Creek Enquirer

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After 'flash fund-raiser,' a BBQ gets a grassy home - Detroit Free Press

Barbecue News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 17:12

Detroit Free Press

After 'flash fund-raiser,' a BBQ gets a grassy home
Detroit Free Press
For the last two years, a long-running barbecue event for the homeless had been crammed onto the sidewalk while struggling to find a permanent location in Cass Corridor. But on Tuesday and Wednesday, a crowd-funded online campaign raised $25,000 ...
$25k in 24 Hours: Flash Fundraiser Saves BBQ, Builds Pavilion In City Daily Detroit

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Bill's Bites: Mr. Ribs is authentic backyard BBQ - Battle Creek Enquirer

Barbecue News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 15:28

Battle Creek Enquirer

Bill's Bites: Mr. Ribs is authentic backyard BBQ
Battle Creek Enquirer
I'm not a food critic, and I don't even play one on TV. So don't confuse me with those food show guys (although my classic car is cooler than the one that other guy on Food Network has) but I do like to eat. I'm just the sports columnist at the ...
Dining Out: Sweet Smokee'z BBQ prepares ribs Chicago-style Fayetteville Observer

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McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews & BBQ brings in big names - Northwest Herald

Barbecue News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 15:15

Northwest Herald

McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews & BBQ brings in big names
Northwest Herald
Melvin Taylor will perform from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 2 as part of the McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews & BBQ festival. Caption. (Photo provided). The Joe Moss Band will perform at 4 p.m. Aug. 1 as part of the McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews & BBQ festival. Caption.

Depot close to long-term tenant - Cincinnati.com

Barbecue News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:13

Cincinnati.com

Depot close to long-term tenant
Cincinnati.com
After months of its future being unknown, the Madeira Train Depot will become a fast-casual barbecue restaurant. Madeira city council voted at its July 27 meeting for North Ridge Realty Group, the city's leasing agent and property manager for the ...

'BBQ Princess' has prelim win on 'Chopped' - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Barbecue News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:13

Jackson Clarion Ledger

'BBQ Princess' has prelim win on 'Chopped'
Jackson Clarion Ledger
“Barbecue Princess” Leslie Roark Scott of Yazoo City scored a preliminary win on Tuesday night's “Chopped Grill Masters,” on the Food Network, warming her a spot in the tournament's grand finale Aug. 11. In each preliminary episode, four grilling ...

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Recruiting: Big names expected to visit for UM's BBQ - Detroit Free Press

Barbecue News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:22

Detroit Free Press

Recruiting: Big names expected to visit for UM's BBQ
Detroit Free Press
In a tradition started by former Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez -- one of his few changes that remains in the program today -- the Wolverines will host their annual BBQ at the Big House recruiting event Sunday. In past years, U-M has reeled in ...

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Reader: Denver Is a Great Food City — Except for the Barbecue - Westword

Barbecue News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 08:56

Westword

Reader: Denver Is a Great Food City — Except for the Barbecue
Westword
Our comments section has been smoking over the past week, ever since Gretchen Kurtz's review of Roaming Buffalo Bar-B-Que and Mark Antonation's piece on GQue, a new barbecue joint, inspired some lip-smacking — and smack-talking — discussion of ...

America's most influential BBQ pitmasters and personalities - Fox News

Barbecue News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 06:57

America's most influential BBQ pitmasters and personalities
Fox News
Wyatt McSpadden, Ten Speed Press. YouTube/DeBragga New York's Butcher. Photo courtesy of Alex Martinez. Wayne Mueller, Courtesy Texas Monthly Magazine/Wyatt McSpadden. Courtesy TMBBQ. 17th Street Barbecue. Kingsford/AP Photo. Memphis ...

Barbecue festival kicks off in Sublimity Aug 1-2 - Statesman Journal

Barbecue News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 23:03

Statesman Journal

Barbecue festival kicks off in Sublimity Aug 1-2
Statesman Journal
Calling all foodies and families. Prepare your taste buds for the inaugural Smokin' Down the Highway barbecue festival this weekend, Aug. 1-2. The two-day event features professional, amateur and kids barbecue competitions, live music, cooking ...

Find No-Frills, Full-Flavor Barbecue At Sweet Christi's - San Antonio Current (blog)

Barbecue News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 23:01

San Antonio Current (blog)

Find No-Frills, Full-Flavor Barbecue At Sweet Christi's
San Antonio Current (blog)
At Sweet Christi's BBQ, you will be sure to find a heavy helping of smoke, but don't expect a side of mirrors to come with it — this San Antonio food truck is the real deal. Co-owned by pitmaster Emilio Soliz and his wife, Christi Soliz, Sweet Christi ...

Get saucy for the best barbecue - Loveland Reporter-Herald

Barbecue News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 21:12

Yakima Herald-Republic

Get saucy for the best barbecue
Loveland Reporter-Herald
You may talk about your barbecue. You may even brag that your barbecue is world-famous. But knowing how to cook meat at just the right temperature is only a small part of the barbecue experience. Making a rub is merely the first step. If you are going ...
To make the perfect barbecue, you need to make the perfect sauce Yakima Herald-Republic

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When the Barbecue Police come knocking - Chicago Tribune

Barbecue News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 18:48

Chicago Tribune

When the Barbecue Police come knocking
Chicago Tribune
John_KassPlease RT. When the #BBQPolice come knocking, is it too late to wonder if government is too big & nosy? My column: http://t.co/S8yV3l6zDu. Barbecue smoke video goes viral. Warning: Video contains profanity. A Pinellas County man recorded an ...
Florida county tells resident to keep barbecue smoke in his own yard Fox News
In barbecue smoke dispute, experts say true crime is entirely culinary Tampabay.com
Blow up over BBQ smoke goes viral WTSP 10 News
People Magazine  - WFLA
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North shore's Oxlot 9 branches out with new barbecue joint - NOLA.com

Barbecue News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 15:50

NOLA.com

North shore's Oxlot 9 branches out with new barbecue joint
NOLA.com
Jeffrey and Amy Hansell run a snazzy new restaurant Oxlot 9 in downtown Covington's Southern Hotel, Friday December 5, 2014. Photo by Ted Jackson, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune). Print Email · Todd A. Price, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune By Todd ...

Smoke, Meat, and Heat: Expanding the definition of barbecue - Baltimore City Paper

Barbecue News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 15:31

Smoke, Meat, and Heat: Expanding the definition of barbecue
Baltimore City Paper
Summer is the season of crabs, of ice cream, of firing up the grill, of deliciously tender barbecue full of flavor that explodes in your mouth and sends meat juices dripping down your hands. And now, the height of summer, seems like the perfect time to ...

Crowd campaign nets $10000 for BBQ for homeless - Detroit Free Press

Barbecue News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 15:29

Detroit Free Press

Crowd campaign nets $10000 for BBQ for homeless
Detroit Free Press
When a long-running barbecue event for the homeless lost the rights to its location at a Cass Corridor park, it was unclear where the roughly 200 people would be fed. But then a "flash fundraiser" by a Farmington Hills native sought to give the event a ...

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Wide World of Meat: Baltimore barbecue goes way beyond the American South - Baltimore City Paper

Barbecue News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 14:46

Wide World of Meat: Baltimore barbecue goes way beyond the American South
Baltimore City Paper
The American South isn't the only place in the world to come up with slow, smoky methods of cooking meat. Barbecue—the low-and-slow method of cooking meat until it easily comes apart at the touch—is a culinary point of pride for the American South.

The Left Declares War on BBQ - RushLimbaugh.com

Barbecue News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:55

KTRH

The Left Declares War on BBQ
RushLimbaugh.com
RUSH: Let's get to the barbecue business, because I've been promising this and the air-conditioning stuff. If I don't actually make time to do it in the midst of all this other stuff, I'll just keep procrastinating it, putting it off and putting it off ...
Threat to Austin BBQ Restaurants Dissipates KTRH

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