March-April 2019 BBQ Events

BBQ Festival

Come on spring. I think most of us are ready to put ice and snow behind and get outside. So here’s the latest collection of BBQ events happening around the country involving Barbecue competitions,...

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November-December 2018 BBQ Events

BBQ Festival

The year seems to be quickly winding down, but there are still some festivals worthy of checking out. Here’s a calendar of BBQ events happening around the country involving Barbecue competitions, Blues and Brews—as...

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September-October 2018 BBQ Events

BBQ Festival

Calendar of BBQ events happening around the country involving Barbecue competitions, Blues and Brews—as well as other live music, cornhole, motorcycles…… Still finding some festivals that have been cancelled, but there are new ones...

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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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