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.

Friday, February 7, 2014

NC BBQ Association

North Carolina is getting a new BBQ association. Maybe it will help to quell the arguments over what type of bbq sauce is best Eastern NC or Western NC. More than likely, it will stir up some of those rivalries but produce some great eats for those who attend the events. Though in it's infancy it is rumored to have three contests set up for the year and more on the way.

If you would like more information on the NC BBQ Association check out their site at northcarolinabbqassociation.com. In March they are hosting a judging and cooking class at Mac's Speed Shop in Charlotte, NC.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Interview: Sauced BBQ!

Team: Sauced! BBQ
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Web Page: http://www.saucedbbqcompany.com
FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/saucedbbq

I met Scott and his wife, Joline, in 2009 at Hog Happenin’ in Lincolnton, NC. We were both competitors and they were in the spot next to us. Over the couple competitions we were at we would see them and discuss various aspects of competing and cooking our food. Over the years it's been fun to watch them change cookers and grow their cook camp size and family. Each year Sauced! has added awards to their wall and continue to do so.