Holding barbecues is always great for recreation, but it can also be a great way to raise money for charity. On Australia Day, BBQ for Floods is having a barbecue to raise money for organizations helping with the flood efforts in Australia. Those looking for barbecue utensils, cookware and grills will find everything they need to hold a great barbecue for charity.
Barbecue competitors and barbecue lovers alike may be interested in checking out the sixth annual Tri-State BBQ Festival. Team registration is still open for the event, which is a qualifier for the Jack Daniels Barbecue Invitational. One of the biggest barbecue competitions in the southeast, the Tri-State BBQ Festival will feature professional and amateur divisions with some of the region’s most talented grill and barbecue aficionados. Those who are interested in barbecuing will find a range of gas and charcoal grills in addition to high quality barbecue cookware and tools.
As everyone knows, barbecue is big in Texas. That’s why free barbecue tickets for Gov. Rick Perry’s swearing-in ceremony are quickly disappearing. Those who are interested in taking part in this January 18 event should act fast in claiming a ticket. Those who prefer to celebrate by their own grills at home can check out a huge collection of barbecue cookbooks for some new savory ideas.
Those who are interested in becoming an official barbecue judge now have their chance. The Kansas City Barbecue Society will be hosting a class that will teach you how to judge barbecue on taste, texture and appearance. Instructed by Ron Harwell, the class will take place on January 22 at the Semmes Recreation and Community Center. Barbecue lovers who prefer to stand by the grill can find out more about charcoal grills and electric grills.
The third annual Santa Fe College Boots ‘n BBQ Cook-Off will be taking place on February 10-12. The Florida Bar-B-Que Association State Championship will also be a Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue qualifier event. More than 70 talented teams will put their skills and barbecue recipes to the test and serve up lots of delicious barbecue for attendees. The fundraiser will also include fun family activities and live musical performances. Barbecue lovers may find out more about popular grills and accessories.
Barbecue enthusiasts may want to check out Wildomar’s VIP New Year’s Eve party. On Friday and Saturday, there will be a barbecue contest with dozens of talented teams. Those who wish to try some of the delicious barbecue recipes can purchase barbecue sampling tickets. On New Year’s Eve there will be a party from 8pm to midnight. Barbecue competitors can learn about the newest grills, accessories and barbecue tools available.
Barbecue aficionados may have a chance to get one of their recipes on a restaurant’s menu. Back Alley Blues and BBQ, a restaurant opening in Tulsa next spring, is holding a three-month series of monthly cook-offs where the best barbecue recipes may be selected for the restaurant’s menu. Known as Back Alley’s “Side Search”, the contest aims to bring the community together and raise money for The American Heart Association. This is a great opportunity to experiment with barbecue sauces and rubs and come up with your best dish yet.
As barbecue lovers celebrate the holidays, they look forward to another great year of barbecuing. Those who are interested in getting a head start can check out a large selection of grills and smokers. In addition, there is a large variety of barbecue cookware, tools, and barbecue accessories that will make your grilling experience more enjoyable.
Those who are looking for a barbecue recipe to try may check out the Appleton Reserve Rum Barbecue Sauce recipe. With dark molasses, chili sauce, cider vinegar, Appleton Reserve Rum, and many other spices, this barbecue sauce is a great complement to basically everything, from hamburgers to ribs. Barbecue lovers can find out more about this and other recipes from bestselling barbecue cookbooks and culinary websites.
Barbecue enthusiasts may have heard of Ashley Food Company, Inc. Founded by David “Mad Dog” Ashley, the company is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a family of three new barbecue sauces. They are: the Mad Dog Original all natural bbq sauce, the new Chipotle Mad Dog bbq sauce, and the Ultra Mad Dog bbq sauce. With the addition of ghost peppers, the Ultra Mad Dog sauce is known as one of the hottest barbecue sauces produced. Ashley Food Company, Inc.’s sauces are a great way to enhance any barbecue recipe.