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Make Central BBQ’s Famous Dry Rib Rub at Home


Memphis BBQ is all about the dry rib rub. It’s so good you don’t even need sauce. And one of the authorities on Memphis-style slow-cooked BBQ, Central BBQ let us in on their award-winning concoction. Bring a little Memphis flavor to your own kitchen with this recipe straight from the pros. Central BBQ Dry Rub 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon paprika ... Read More »

What Makes Good Texas Barbecue: Tips from the Texas BBQ Posse

By Gary Jacobson   At the Texas BBQ Posse, we’re often asked what we look for in good barbecue. The short answer is taste, tenderness, appearance, texture, and smokiness. We like barbecue cooked with wood, not gas. And we don’t generally use sauce. We like a good rub on brisket, sometimes just salt and pepper, and we like a nice ... Read More »

$10 OFF The Best Wings, Ribs and other Tailgate Party Foods


In honor of your given right to indulge in the most delectable football grub this season we are extending $10 OFF all our favorite tailgate party foods. All you need to do is go to our Tailgate section, select your favorites, and enter coupon code TAILGATE10 at checkout from now until October 6. That means you can serve up the ... Read More »

The Texas BBQ Posse Cooks

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A Texas barbecue report by Gary Jacobson As the Texas BBQ Posse, we love going on road trips looking for the best barbecue joints we can find. But we also love cooking barbecue. And every time we do, we come away with even more respect for the joints that are able to get it right just about every time. Achieving ... Read More »

Prolong the Flavor of Summer: Order America’s Best BBQ at 15% Off!


There’s no need to mourn the end of summer yet–especially since we’re offering 15% off on world-class ribs, brisket, pulled pork and more! Just use promotion code NLBBQ813 when you order from our outstanding barbecue partners–who happen to be the best barbecue joints in Texas, Memphis, and Cincinnati–and you can throw one (or several!) backyard cookouts without the work. That ... Read More »

Ultimate Guide to the Grill Master


Whether you’re a backyard BBQ beginner or a long-time grilling enthusiast, you’re bound to find helpful tips in our newest infographic, “Ultimate Guide to the Grill Master.” Read on to learn about the different barbecue styles that are popular throughout the country, how to know when to use direct versus indirect heat, the best way to grill different types of ... Read More »

Traveling the Texas Barbecue Trail


Traveling the Texas Barbecue Trail If you’re looking for the ultimate road trip with enough food and country charm to fill even the biggest of plates, bring your appetite and cowboy hat on a trip along the famous Texas Barbecue Trail. The Barbecue Belt Situated right in the heart of Central Texas, the “trail” is a semi-loop that includes four ... Read More »

BBQ Throwdown: Which Regional Style Reigns Supreme?


BBQ Throwdown: Which Regional Style Reigns Supreme? We at FoodyDirect have often pondered the phrase, “American as apple pie.” After all, apple pie is actually an English dish first mentioned in the Canterbury Tales—well before America was even a twinkle in the pilgrims’ eyes. To us, no cooking style says USA like barbecue. Far more than peanuts or Cracker Jacks, ... Read More »

Summer Party Planning – The Ultimate Backyard BBQ

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Summer Party Planning: The Ultimate Backyard BBQ With temperatures soaring across most of the country, you can either bemoan the state of your air conditioning electric bill or you can celebrate the warmer weather with a backyard barbecue! After all, nothing says summer like meat on the grill and drinks enjoyed outside on the patio. But if you want your ... Read More »

What Makes Texas BBQ Unique


  As the popularity of Texas-style smoked meat spreads across the country, a great philosophical question is emerging: What makes Texas barbecue different from other barbecue? The answers are many and can lead to intense debates: Beef versus pork, dry rubs versus sauce, wood versus charcoal, indirect heat versus direct, Austin versus Memphis or Kansas City or Carolina. At the ... Read More »