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New Orleans Barbecue: Stews and ‘Que

New Orleans Barbecue: Stews and ‘Que

New Orleans is home to a vast array of food traditions, but it is best known for Creole cooking. At one time, it may have been possible to say that Creole cooking was the fancier cooking of New Orleans with more European influences and Cajun cooking the simpler food of the country folk, but this […]

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Pitmaster Cook

Pitmaster Cook

What happens when two people share their love for health, nutrition and food? With a combined effort, you get healthy, well balanced and delicious meals. Pitmaster and the Cook.com Sure, we cook outdoors all year round. No, we are not in a climate that stays warm all seasons. We are from New York. But we […]

BBQ Review: The Smokehouse of Laurel – Mississippi

BBQ Review: The Smokehouse of Laurel – Mississippi

Like any Pitmaster in competition, you have good days and bad days, good recipes and great recipes. To Find more Barbecue in your area, check out the BBQ Directory at Pitmasterandthecook.com/home

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Comfort Food Review: Estelle’s Southern Cuisine – Laurel, MS

Comfort Food Review: Estelle’s Southern Cuisine – Laurel, MS

There are two reasons this location is included in my review of great barbecue restaurants. First, the ribs are excellent and the offerings are buffet style, so it’s all you can eat. And second, the sides and peripherals are so varied and delicious that its’s worth going just to make a meal out of the veggies.  

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BBQ Review: Stonewall Barbecue – Oakgrove, MS

BBQ Review: Stonewall Barbecue – Oakgrove, MS

The star of the plate was the smoked chicken. Wow, it was a perfectly smoked bird. The chicken was tender, moist, and delicious. I was a little saddened when I had exhausted all that was in my meal, and again, it was a full leg quarter. The rub added a good crisp to the meat’s juicy, succulent texture.  

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BBQ Review: Leatha’s Bar-B-Que Inn

BBQ Review: Leatha’s Bar-B-Que Inn

Prepare to have your jaw drop to the floor. There are so many times I was blown away at this restaurant that I stopped counting. First, I’ve got to comment on the building. You’re going to drive up and say, “wait…is this really the place?” I can’t tell you how many times that has led me to a stellar dining experience and Leatha’s was no exception.  

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BBQ Review: Front Porch BBQ & Seafood

BBQ Review: Front Porch BBQ & Seafood

Front Porch Barbecue and Seafood is nestled in a development just off of highway 59 in Hattiesburg, MS. It’s easily seen when driving on the highway. The establishment is clean and well designed. It’s a buffet style so you will have access to more of whatever tickles your fancy.  

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BBQ Review: Dickey’s – Laurel, Mississippi

BBQ Review: Dickey’s – Laurel, Mississippi

For a chain restaurant, Dickey’s does a pretty good job of keeping it real. Real barbecue. Walking in, you’re greeted with the savory smells of smoke. There’s the first test passed. I felt the menu from which to order was in a slightly incoherent order, but that has nothing to do with the food. 

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BBQ Review – Hog Heaven

BBQ Review – Hog Heaven

Mississippi is the patron state of gas station barbecue, and Hog Heaven finds itself among these humble origins.  

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How to Spot Great Barbecue

How to Spot Great Barbecue

By: Joshua Rooks         Tips For Finding A Good Barbecue Joint  As an avid fan of barbecue, I acknowledge that opinions vary greatly on what makes a great dish. Otherwise, why would there be different styles of Que? It seems everyone has a different idea of what it means to make great […]

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Barbecue-aholic Reviews

Barbecue-aholic Reviews

    By: Joshua Rooks     Hello everyone! My name is Josh, and I’m a Barbecue-aholic. You should know that I’m a weird, eclectic guy. My barbecue preferences are no different. One day you’ll find me biting into a savory forkful of Carolina pork drowning in vinegar and spices, and the next you’ll find […]

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It’s all about The Rub: BBQ Rub Review

It’s all about The Rub: BBQ Rub Review

By Pitmaster Samuel Klusmeyer     Slow cooking is an honored tradition of food preparation. There’s something in the process. Heating your cooking surfaces to the perfect temperature, preparing your ingredients, coating your choice meat with a rub that’s just waiting to crust… oh so deliciously, and then basting again and again while the hours […]

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Best Barbecue Shows 2017

Best Barbecue Shows 2017

It all started in the 1950’s with the introduction of the Home Grill. We all started the same way. Learning to build a fire using charcoal, and grilling our meats fast, creating a gorgeous sear and tender juicy inside. The smell surrounding you as you cooked. These are the Traditions our parents and grandparents showed […]

Top 5 Best Selling BBQ Grill Addons on Amazon 2017-2018

Top 5 Best Selling BBQ Grill Addons on Amazon 2017-2018

Each year you’ll find Hot New Items to Add to your Outdoor Grill! This Years Top Contenders are: Grillaholics Stuffed Burger Weber iGrill Thermometer Grillbot Automatic Cleaner SLOTDOG BakerStone Pizza Oven Watch the YouTube Video Now: WATCH VIDEO: Did you know that Amazon offers Installation Services for Outdoor Grills? Check out all the latest Amazon […]