Mar-Apr 2016 Events

BBQ festival

A listing of events happening around the country involving Barbecue, Blues and Brews—as well as other live music, cornhole, motorcycles…… I am done with snow and ice. Spring is coming, and there are more places...

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Brew for Kerri

Kerris Cure pic

Today marks the premiere of a very special collaboration between 20 craft breweries in the Northern Virginia area. You see, weeks ago an idea was launched and people in the brewing industry gathered together...

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Jan-Feb 2016 Events

BBQ festival

A listing of events happening around the country involving Barbecue, Blues and Brews—as well as other live music, cornhole, motorcycles…… It’s brutally cold and wintery in many parts of the country, but there are still...

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2015 Gift Guide

Grate Bites Gift Guide

One of the things I’m pretty good at: shopping. I’ve scoured the web for a variety of items that I actually wouldn’t mind finding under my tree. Links to resources in the product names. Homebrew...

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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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Nov-Dec 2015 Events

BBQ festival

A listing of events happening around the country involving Barbecue, Blues and Brews—as well as other live music, cornhole, motorcycles…… The festival season is essentially winding down. There are still a few places holding...

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Fall Roasted Veggie Bisque

pumpkin soup

My husband, John, knows I am a huge fan of pumpkin. Yes, I am one of those people, the ones who love pumpkin in just about any form: beer, bread, dessert, pasta, bagel, coffee…....

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