The Monthly Rubdown: Pork Barrel BBQ

Posted by Jason on March 21, 2011

Pork Barrel BBQIssuing a proclamation of “monumental flavor” is a tall order for any product to live up to. Only a brand hailing from our nation’s capital that’s been produced and distributed by ex-politicians would issue such a promise to the citizens of the United States. Luckily these politicians are originally from Missouri, so they’ve got a true barbecue agenda that can’t be swayed by lobbyist kickbacks or political bribery. We’ve been sampling their products for a few weeks now, and we can confidently confirm that you can take these politicians for their word with their Pork Barrel BBQ products!

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The Monthly Rubdown: Bacon Hot Sauce

Posted by Jason on February 24, 2011

Bacon Hot SauceHave you ever thought to yourself, “This (insert food here) would taste so much better with bacon and hot sauce”? I know that’s something that runs through my head daily. If there are two things in this world that can something better (check that…3 things, because BBQ Makes Everything Better), it’s bacon and hot sauce. Many times over I have put both of these on sandwiches, soups, salads, steaks, pork chops, chicken, eggs….this list goes on. In fact, this morning for breakfast I had a breakfast burrito with bacon and hot sauce, for lunch I had a turkey club sandwich with bacon and hot sauce, and for dinner…well, I had boneless buffalo wings, but they definitely would have been better if I had wrapped them in bacon. Point being here, how could Bacon Mania not yield a product that combines both of these intoxicating culinary marvels? The answer…it did!

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Laser Infrared BBQ Thermometer Review

Posted by Jason on July 22, 2010

Laser ThermometerOur friends over at RedEnvelope.com graciously offered to send us a Maverick Laser Infrared Surface Thermometer to test out and provide our thoughts. Of course we wouldn’t want to dangle a brand new BBQ gadget in front of our readers without giving you a chance to win one, so RedEnvelope also kicked in an extra thermometer for one lucky reader to win! Keep reading and we’ll let you know how you can get your hands on one of these guys.

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Free Stuff: Memorial Day Grill Giveaway

Posted by Jason on May 19, 2010

Free StuffWith spring in full gear, and summer coming fast, your grilling season should already be well underway. At this point the only valid excuse for not partaking in your first outdoor cook of the season is because you simply don’t own a grill or smoker. Lucky for you, Sam’s Club has stepped up and given us a grill to give away to one lucky backyard chef. Consider it a free jump-start to get your summer barbecue back on track!

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Free Stuff: We’re Bringing Bacon Back

Posted by Jason on December 15, 2009

Free StuffIt’s no secret that our blog has been awkwardly quiet for the last couple of months. It pained us to do so, but we took some time off from writing on the internet to spend some extra time fine-tuning our upcoming book. Yes, that’s right…the cookbook that made headlines on Entertainment Weekly has been officially sent to the printers! We’ll keep you posted on all the smoky details as we get closer to the release of BBQ Makes Everything Better, but in the meantime we’re celebrating our return to the blogosphere the only way we know how….with FREE BACON!!!

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Bacon Day: Contest Winners Announced

Posted by Jason on September 11, 2009

National Pork BoardNow that we’re close to a week after International Bacon Day and my own personal 24 hour bacon feast, the salt induced swelling in my fingers has finally subsided enough to announce the winners of our Bacon Day Giveaways. If you follow me on Twitter (@BBQAddictsJason), then you were lucky enough to have a few extra chances to score a Bacon Day Goodie Bag. Thanks to everyone who participate in the bacon trivia contest, the bacon scavenger hunt, and the bacon raffle. Before we announce all of the winners, I also want to thank theotherwhitemeat.com for hooking us up with the awesome Bacon Goodie Bags containing a bacon gift certificate, a bacon cookbook, bacon bandages, bacon seasoning, and bacon candy. Without further ado, here are the winners…

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Free Stuff: International Bacon Day Photo Contest

Posted by Jason on September 3, 2009

BaconThe last Saturday before Labor Day is almost upon us, which means we’re getting close to the porkiest holiday the world has to offer. For those not in the know, I’m talking about International Bacon Day. It’s the one day a year that the citizens of Earth put aside their differences and bask in the glory of the world’s most perfect food. Okay, so maybe it’s not quite to that level yet, but you can certainly do your part by partaking in a bacon feast…and score some free bacon schwag for doing so!!!

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MANswers: How To Get The Freshest Meat For Free

Posted by Jason on July 1, 2009

Raw MeatThe 4th of July is right around the corner and people all across this great country will be firing up their barbecue pit to celebrate the 233rd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Unfortunately, the current economic condition may force some of us to think twice when deciding which cut of meat should grace our plate for this joyous occasion. Luckily, the geniuses over at Spike TV’s MANswers have addressed this problem by figuring out how to pack an entire grill full of meat for free!!!

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Free Stuff: Sara Lee’s 4th of July Caption Contest

Posted by Jason on June 22, 2009

Free StuffPerhaps the most eloquent description of the 4th of July was delivered by Apu from The Simpsons when he muttered to Homer: “What better way to celebrate the birth of your country then by blowing up a small piece of it!” It just so happens that I agree with Apu, but he failed to mention to the other two ingredients for successful 4th…barbecue and booze. We’d love to be able to ship you a case of Bakon Vodka and artillery shells, but Federal regulations prevail. Instead, we’re hooking you up with some barbecue related freebies, courtesy of Sara Lee, to make sure your Independence Day meat feast goes off with a bang!

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Free Stuff: Barbecue Sauce Kits From MUG Root Beer

Posted by Aaron on June 18, 2009

Mug Root BeerJust in time for Father’s Day (well close enough anyway) we have another giveaway for you. If your dad (or yourself, we’re not really discriminating here) has ever wanted to make his own barbecue sauce, but never knows where to start we have a treat for you. MUG Root Beer generously gave us one of their kits to test out. They are also letting us give you, our loyal readers, 10 barbecue sauce kits for Father’s Day gifts (to be used later since I’m late). Anyway, we’re going to make this a quick contest so we’ll randomly select five people who sign up for our periodic email newsletter (we promise not to annoy you with it) and/or comment below (doing both increases your chances). We’ll pick the winners tomorrow and update this post so hurry!

I was a bit hesitant at first because I didn’t know what was going to be included in the kit, I didn’t want a bunch of pre-mixed ingredients. When I received the package I was pleasantly surprised to find all fresh ingredients inside a nice Mug Root Beer cooler! Since I have made BBQ sauce with various cola’s before (usually Dr. Pepper) I wasn’t too scared to try it out with some root beer.

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