Category: Features

Acala Farms Cottonseed Oil

Acala Farms Cottonseed Oil

ManGrate is proud to announce a partnership with an established and impressive American company, Acala Farms. After careful research as to the best type of oil for seasoning ManGrate’s cast iron grates, Acala Farms’...

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Nation of Patriots

Nation of Patriots

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day—a day dedicated to those who have fought for our freedoms and liberties, both past and present. I thought it appropriate to highlight an organization that was founded only about...

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Legendary Buddy Guy

Grate Bites: Buddy Guy

I’ll admit it right from the start: I have a crush on Buddy Guy. I have for years. Besides his mad guitar skills—which have inspired so many musicians and fans for decades—I admire his...

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Dog Tag Brewing….Toasting Heros

Dog Tag Brewing

It’s no secret the craft beer movement is really exploding in this country (woohoo!), but this week I discovered a brewery with a mission that isn’t necessarily focused on the typical microbrewery business model. Fourteen...

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Coffee Press Cocktails

Coffee Press Cocktails

One of my colleagues recently told me about a new venue in Washington, DC, that she and her husband really like. But what really intrigued me was her description of the beverages they ordered, part of...

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Operation BBQ Relief

Operation BBQ Relief serves meals after tornado in Moore, OK

BBQ teams are known to be fiercely competitive. They also strive to share good food. Recently I discovered a whole realm of barbecue teams and individuals that have come together to provide solid meals...

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China: The New Napa?

Chinese wine: red

French luxury brand LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) has invested millions of dollars in a state-of-the-art winery called Chandon. That wouldn’t normally be big news. Except the winery is located in the dry desert region...

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Barbecue PitMavens

Female pitmasters

While the stereotype in this country is that most household meals are prepared by women, the world of competitive and professional barbecue pitmasters (and barbecue in general) is definitely dominated by men. I think...

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