Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Interview: Give it to God BBQ Team

Team: Give It To God BBQ
Location: Ponchatoula, LA

I started to follow Give it to God BBQ on Facebook and read their posts about BBQ competitions so I figured I would find out a little more about the team. Jeff was gracious enough to say yes. Not only do they compete at competitions they also hold a Church service for other competitors and build some useful BBQ charcoal baskets.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Review: Steak Magic - Made From Unicorn Horns

Creator: Sograte BBQ and Brew
Location: Lubbock, TX
Cost: @$7.99 +shipping
Link:  Steak Magic

Sograte BBQ and Brew sent me some samples of their rubs to review. I decided to try the Steak Magic first. At first I thought it said "Steele Magic" on the bag and was a bit curious about that. Was it due to the color? The persons last name who created it? Then I realized it was "Steak Magic."

Once that was sorted out I decided I better give it a try. It's a nice blend of pepper, salt and other spices that work well with various meats but really enhances the flavors of beef.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Review: Sauceman's BBQ

Name: Sauceman's BBQ & Grill
Location: Charlotte, NC
Hours: Monday through Thursday: 11am to 6pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am to 9pm
Sunday: Closed (except for Home Panthers Games open 9-2)
Price range: $5-$12 (THE CLARK GRISWALD @$25)
Link: saucemans.com/
There's a local BBQ joint I have heard about but never had the chance to get to. I finally made it in. They've won Pitmasters on Destination America and other BBQ competitions. They are Sauceman's and they serve good BBQ.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Interview: Hog-It-Up BBQ

Team: Hog-it-Up BBQ Team
Location: Bluemont, VA
Web Page: hogitupbbq.com/
Twitter: @hog_it_up_BBQ

I've been following Hog-it-Up on twitter and they seem like a fun team, so I decided to interview them and they were happy to oblige. As a transplant from Texas to Virginia, Mike has brought Texas style BBQ to the East coast competitions. I'm sure we could argue the finer points of Carolina BBQ over Texas BBQ but I figure if it's smoked and it tastes good it's all good BBQ.

He met his wife, Michelle, in Australia and together they make some good BBQ. They also compete in chili cook-offs so they're a busy pair. With their dog Boomer and Mike's brother Kevin they make up Hog-It-Up BBQ Team.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Review: Baconstien - Sweet and spicy

Creator: Sograte BBQ and Brew
Location: Lubbock, TX
Cost: @$5.00 +shipping
Link:  Baconstein Bacon Bites

Sograte BBQ and Brew sent me some samples of their Baconstein bacon jerky and rubs for me to sample and review. I decided to start with the Baconstien jerky and then move on to the rubs.

I've been curious about bacon jerky since I've seen it popping up in stores around the area but hadn't gotten around to trying it yet. I finally had a chance to with the Baconstien. Overall it is flavorful and has a nice kick.