Federal Hill Smokehouse - Erie, PA

Federal Hill Smokehouse - Erie, PA

Growing up in Erie during the 80s and 90s the only exposure to BBQ I had either came as sauce slathered on chicken wings at the VFW or whatever overcooked, fall-off-the-b0ne mush steamed and cooked in an oven and dripping with sauce the local restaurants would serve. These days the buzz around town isn’t just…

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Preview of Spork Pit BBQ

Preview of Spork Pit BBQ

Last week I was invited to preview Pittsburgh’s next BBQ restaurant Spork Pit which is from the fine people who bring you Spork. The video will give you the details on what you can expect in the weeks leading up to their launch at a location only a short walk from Spork. Their focus is…

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Pittsburgh Barbecue Company

Pittsburgh Barbecue Company

Ahhhhh the smell of smokers firing up is in the air in Pittsburgh! I’ve had mine running all winter but that was more to annoy the everything-I-do hating neighbor. After spending the past year collecting the data, links and tips I’m finally ready to start a BBQ run around Southwestern PA and find out who…

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Getting Saucy with Heinz BBQ Pitmaster Collection

Getting Saucy with Heinz BBQ Pitmaster Collection

This summer the Heinz BBQ Pitmaster Collection hit the shelves with the support of 4 styles representing American BBQ. When I cook I’m a “sauce on the side guy” for the most part but these offerings present a solid case to go wet. I kicked the tires on these sauces over several meals and while…

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