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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National BBQ Month

National BBQ Month

When the temperature stays above 50F or your forecast never contains the word “snow” you may find it comical there are people who have a “barbecue season”. Personally, I have the fire burning all year long but the majority of residents here in the mid-Atlantic states circle the first of May as the day to…

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The 2018 Western PA BBQ events list is here!

The 2018 Western PA BBQ events list is here!

This has felt like the longest winter in history and Mother Nature keeps screwing around with temps in the 70s one day and 30s the next. Never fear! BBQ season will be kicking off shortly and this year brings several more events to the area for you to get away and visit PA… NY, Ohio,…

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Get ready for a wild 2018

Get ready for a wild 2018

I won’t make you groan with BBQ puns this early in the year. I could say “This year will be smokin!” but really I’m better than that (no I’m not). This year will be smokin! 2017 was an amazing year as I was able to get out and meet many of you while talking smoke.…

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3rd Annual Grill Your Ace Off BBQ Event

3rd Annual Grill Your Ace Off BBQ Event

Pits were smokin in West Newton for the 3rd Annual Grill Your Ace Off BBQ event hosted by Williams Ace Hardware. Picturesque day to break the goal of $2500 by raising $4500 for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh! Congrats to Black Dawg BBQ for bringing home the title of Grand Champion! Here are the results: (watch…

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