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5 Comfort Foods to Help You Beat the Winter Chill

The first day of winter for 2017 is December 21st but if you are reading this then, we imagine it’s already pretty cold wherever you are. If you struggle to make it through a day without cuddling under a blanket or blasting a space heater a foot away from your face, we sympathize! When the temperatures start dipping, it can ... Read More »

Honoring All Things Barbecue During National Barbecue Month

Barbecue month

Just how big is barbecue in the United States? While some foods get a day dedicated in their honor, barbecue merits the entire month of May! It’s not surprising when you consider the deliciousness, versatility, and satisfying nature of this toothsome treat. There’s no better time to pay homage to the beloved national pastime of barbecue than during National Barbecue ... Read More »

Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Super Bowl

Super Bowl

A staggering 114.4 million viewers per minute tuned in to watch Tom Brady win his third Super Bowl MVP award leading the New England Patriots to victory over the Seattle Seahawks in what is widely regarded to be one of history’s most thrilling NFL games, “Deflategate” notwithstanding. However, from boundary-pushing halftime shows to favorite foods served up at bashes around ... Read More »

Tailgating Traditions: A Look Back and Ahead

Tailgating

If football is America’s favorite pastime, then tailgating is its trusted sidekick. But how did this time-honored tradition get started? Let’s take a look back at the history of tailgating from its origins and up to the present day, along with ways to make your next al fresco fete — game, concert, or any other outdoor occasion — an unforgettable ... Read More »

Expert Interview Series: Joel Runyon on the Paleo Diet

paleo diet

Joel Runyon, founder of The Ultimate Paleo Guide, is passionate about the paleo diet. Why? Because it works. “While a lot of people get wound up over the talk about cavemen, when you look at it from a biological perspective, it’s very clear how a paleo diet can help someone control their blood sugar, insulin levels and weight gain,” Joel ... Read More »

End Summer in Style With A Backyard Barbecue

Backyard bash

Summer officially ends on Wednesday, September 23rd at 4:21 a.m. What does that mean for party-loving hosts and hostesses? There’s plenty of time for at least one more backyard bash! But if you’ve been throwing fete after fete this summer, why not make it easy on yourself this go-round? Read on to learn several tried and true tips for throwing ... Read More »

Another Reason to Love Kansas City

Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri was recently dubbed one of “America’s Most Underrated Cities for Millennials,” by Conde Nast Traveler. Joining such notable destinations as Seattle, Atlanta and Denver, Missouri’s largest city was heralded for its dynamic arts scene, rich jazz tradition, and walkable downtown neighborhoods. But top on the list of reasons why people are flocking to Kansas City? The barbecue. ... Read More »

4 Summer-Perfect Foods for Memorial Day Fun

Memorial Day fun

The official kick-off to summer is almost upon us! Parades, American flags, and the season’s first cannonballs into the pool are a few of the things that come to mind when Americans think of celebrating Memorial Day — a holiday which honors the nation’s fallen heroes. And then there’s the food which just might deserve a category of its own. ... Read More »

Take It To Go: Tailgating Fun Goes Year Round

Tailgate

While the origins of the first tailgating party are unknown, the food-meets-fandom concept dates as far back as the Civil War, according to the American Tailgater Association. Just prior to the start of 1861’s Battle of Bull Run, civilians arrived bearing baskets full of food and cheering on the Union side. While the reason for the refreshments may be different ... Read More »

We Are Now Shipping the “Best Ribs in the US”

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  It’s no small achievement to get recognized by Bon Appétit magazine as the spot for the best ribs in the US–or to be tapped as the“Best BBQ in America” by Travel & Leisure. But our newest partner, 17th Street Barbecue, in Murphyboro, IL, is no stranger to achieving the extraordinary. Its owner, Mike Mills, was the first pitmaster to get top security ... Read More »