July-August 2018 BBQ Events

BBQ Festival

A listing of events happening around the country involving Barbecue, Blues and Brews—as well as other live music, cornhole, motorcycles…… Despite some festivals that have been cancelled, there are new ones in the growing...

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May-June 2018 BBQ Events

BBQ Festival

A listing of events happening around the country involving Barbecue, Blues and Brews—as well as other live music, cornhole, motorcycles…… We’ve entered into peak season for BBQ, beer and music festivals and competitions. I...

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Cooking Oil Comparisons

flashpoints of oils

Warmer temperatures bring more people outside to grill and entertain. I recently dug deeper into stable, high-heat-tolerant oils for seasoning and re-seasoning ManGrates (particularly after a wet, cold winter with limited grill use), and...

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March-April 2018 BBQ Events

BBQ Festival

A listing of events happening around the country involving Barbecue, Blues and Brews—as well as other live music, cornhole, motorcycles…… After the holiday season, a lot of crazy weather patterns and a bout of...

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas presents

It’s that time of year again. Not like it sneaks up on me, but… Who am I kidding, fall flies by and next thing you know it’s time to find something sparkly to wear...

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Effingham Manor Winery: Open!

Effingham Manor Barrel room

In July I was fortunate to have met with established Virginia vintner Chris Pearmund, and we discussed his latest wine venture in Virginia for a “Grate Bites” feature. At the time they were months...

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September-October 2017 BBQ Events

BBQ Festival

A listing of events happening around the country involving Barbecue, Blues and Brews—as well as other live music, cornhole, motorcycles…… This is continuing to be a huge list of events, so as summer transitions...

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Effingham Manor Winery

Effingham Manor Winery

New Chapter for Established Vintner and Property There has been much talk here in Virginia about a new winery opening on a centuries-old property in Prince William County. Much of the discussion is about...

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July-August BBQ 2017 Events

BBQ Festival

A listing of events happening around the country involving Barbecue, Blues and Brews—as well as other live music, cornhole, motorcycles…… This is continuing to be a huge list of events, so as the peak...

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Thirty Years of Thunder

Ride of the Patriots

I don’t often write about my personal thoughts in this blog. Sure, a lot of bloggers tend to share their opinions, their latest recipe triumph (or failure), a recent how-to project or the trials and...

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