Live & Let Grill : BBQ News

Welcome to Live & Let Grill, where every day is a good day to grill! We serve up the freshest BBQ news, alongside a hearty helping of insightful grilling tips, mouthwatering recipes, and the secret sauce to achieving grilling greatness.

June 14, 2024

Follow the Smell of Oak and Coffee to This East Texas Barbecue Joint
Brendyn’s BBQ, in Nacogdoches, has excelled since opening its brick and mortar in 2020, especially with its coffee-rubbed brisket.

The 3-2-1 Method for Ribs
The popular 3-2-1 method for ribs results in meat that is tender and moist.

Amazon's BBQ Bonanza: Unleash Your Inner Grill Master
Amazon is serving up a sizzling selection of BBQ essentials that will have you grilling like a pro. From top-notch grills and smokers to mouthwatering rubs and sauces, they've got everything you need to unleash your inner grill master.

June 13, 2024

BBQ Terms: Learn the Language of BBQ
If you hear pitmasters gathered around a smoker, they speak their own language.

TM BBQ Fest 2024: Early Bird Ticket Information
Everything you need to know to get early access to TM BBQ Fest tickets.

Baconator Copycat
Beefy, meaty, cheesy and huge is how I would describe this baconator copycat burger.

June 12, 2024

Lobster Hits the Grill
Conventional wisdom holds that the best way to cook a lobster is by steaming.

Honey Lime Chicken Wings
If you are looking for wings with flavor but not spice then these honey lime chicken wings are a must… The post Honey Lime Chicken Wings appeared first on Grillin With Dad .

Cheer on the Mavs With Beef Ribs and Caviar-Topped Tacos
Zavala's Barbecue is rolling out a special menu at the American Airlines Center as the Mavericks hope to get a few Finals wins at home.

47+ BBQ Shack, Shed, and Pergola Ideas for All-Year Grilling
Perfect for backyard enthusiasts, a well-designed BBQ shack becomes the heart of outdoor gatherings and culinary adventures.

What is the Maillard Reaction?
The Maillard reaction explains the delicious browning & flavors that occur when meats are seared.

June 11, 2024

Master Your Summer BBQ with GrillEye
Summer is the perfect time to enhance your BBQ skills, and at The Barbeque Shop, we have the ideal tool to help you achieve perfection: the GrillEye thermometer.

June 10, 2024

Smoked Chicken Thighs on a Ninja Grill
Smoke chicken thighs on your Ninja Grill with this easy recipe.

June 8, 2024

BBQ Gear Guide: The Best Smokers And Grills To Buy Today
Despite the uncertainty, one thing hasn’t changed – the joy and comfort that BBQ and grilling brings.

June 7, 2024

Last Minute Grilling Gift Guide for Fathers Day
Even the most intuitive gift givers seize up when Father’s Day approaches.

London Broil Marinade
Elevate your London Broil with our epic homemade marinade.

June 6, 2024

How to smoke competition chicken legs
Make your life easier and smoke competition chicken legs instead of thighs.

June 2024 Pit Perks
Available exclusively to TM BBQ Club members.

Make Sizzling Shrimp Bowls with Oscarware Grill Toppers
In the Barbecue Bible test kitchen, I get to experiment with grills, fuels, knives, sauces, rubs, and a variety of ...

Competition BBQ Trailers: How to choose the right one
When you're serious about competition BBQ, you're probably ready for a competition BBQ trailer.

June 5, 2024

What is a QR code?
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Spicy Teriyaki Beef
This quick and easy spicy teriyaki beef is perfect as a weeknight meal.

Machaca Noche De Enamorados
Machaca Noche De Enamorados is beef slow cooked in Mexican seasoning that you then shred for the most delicious tacos, burritos or enchiladas.

Chuckwagon Baked Beans
  Chuckwagon Baked Beans with 3 different beans.

Grill Hack: How to Light Charcoal without Lighter Fluid
TL;DR: You don’t need lighter fluid to get a charcoal grill going!

June 4, 2024

The 10 Best Steaks for Unleashing Your Inner Caveman
Confused about the different cuts of beef?

June 3, 2024

A Celebration of The Rotisserie at the 500 Club in May
The Month End Wrap for May of Weekly Fabulous Friday Featured Raichlen Recipes!

Gas Grill Ribs
Gas Grill Ribs If all you have is a gas grill, you can still cook some mighty fine ribs!

June 2, 2024

Empire BBQ Wins Rib King NYC 2024
Nearly a thousand people came to Industry City in Brooklyn to kick off their Memorial Day weekend with Rib King NYC 2024, with Staten Island’s Empire BBQ taking the top prize.

May 31, 2024

How to trim competition chicken legs
Here is a winning technique for trimming chicken legs for competition barbecue.

List of Seed Oils to Avoid
Here's a handy list of health wrecking seed oils to avoid, an indepth article on what seed oils are, and a list of healthy fats to cook with instead.

Kick Off Summer Right with 8 Grilling Recipes for June
June is a great month to get your grilling traction.

The Panther City BBQ Team Hath Wrought Change on Downtown Fort Worth
If fans of the former Bailey's Bar-B-Que can accept it, the new Fort Worth BBQ Company will be a welcome addition to the almost century-old space.

May 30, 2024

Seasonal Grilling: Maximizing Fresh Produce in Your BBQ Dishes
As the seasons change, so too does the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables available at our fingertips.

Banana Pudding Recipe
Every time I make this banana pudding recipe, people tell me it's the best banana pudding they've ever tasted.

KCBS BBQ results: How to read your score sheets
When you get your KCBS BBQ results, they can look confusing.

50,000 Reasons to Go See ‘Barbecue,’ a New Artwork at Fort Worth’s Modern
Artist Rebecca Manson pays homage to her family’s summer traditions in the compelling installation.

May 29, 2024

Quick Pickled Jalapenos
These quick pickled jalapeños add a burst of flavor that’s unforgettable, whether you’re topping off burgers or spicing up a simple taco.

Brisket: How to Master the Ultimate BBQ Challenge
Brisket Cooking Tips: Master the art of smoking brisket to juicy, smoky perfection with pro techniques for trimming, and seasoning

Using Hardwood Pellets for Grill Cooking
Imagine it now: the sun is shining, the smell of sizzling meat fills the air, and your backyard is sparkling with the sounds of laughter and happy conversation.

May 28, 2024

Cornbread Cowboy Casserole
Savory ground beef, mixed with veggies all topped with a cornbread mix.

Texas Two Step
  The Texas Two Step, We were cooking at Craft Brewery, Lake Elsinore a few weeks ago and ran out of hamburger buns.

North Carolina Style Vinegar BBQ Sauce
  Our North Carolina Style Vinegar BBQ Sauce, is our most requested recipe EVERY WEEK!!!

Fiesta Chicken con Queso
  Fiesta Chicken con Queso is a fiesta for your tastebuds.

Caveman Beef Ribs
  Caveman Beef Ribs, good, meaty beef ribs are almost impossible to find.

Firehouse Stuffed Meatloaf
  Firehouse Stuffed Meatloaf, Winter weather, even in California, begs for meatloaf and mashed potatoes.

Old School Pork Spareribs
Old School Pork Spareribs!

May 24, 2024

Harry Soo Lego Mini Figure Available Now!
I’m honored to be the first Grand Champion Pitmaster in Lego form, a unique addition to the world’s 400 billion Lego pieces.

How To Make Chipotle Chicken Thighs
Chicken thighs have to be one of the least expensive meals you can make.

How to Win Friends and Not Poison Them With Barbecue
Many folks may be firing up the grill or smoker for the holiday weekend, but there are some basic food-safety precautions you need to know first.

Old School BBQ Chicken
Old School BBQ Chicken BBQ Chicken cooked over charcoal on a Primo Grill and glazed with a Barbecue Sauce to make some grilled, juicy, saucy Old School BBQ Chicken.

Father’s Day Grilling Gift Guide for 2024
It’s a fact: Dads are notoriously difficult to buy for.

Cuisinart 360 Griddle Cooking Center Review
In the ever-evolving world of outdoor cooking, new options seem to emerge every day.

May 23, 2024

Top Must-Have Grill Accessories for the Ultimate BBQ Setup
Level up your grill game with these must-have tools and accessories.

Expert Grilling Safety Tips for Your Next BBQ
There’s nothing better than grilling up a storm with friends and family once the weather warms up.

The Grand Champion of the Atlanta BBQ Scene Has an Infusion of Texas Flavor
Pitmasters Robert Owens and Bryan Hull put their powers together to create a blend of Atlanta- and Texas-style barbecue at their joint restaurant.

May 22, 2024

Grill Gifts for Dad: Father’s Day
Discover the best grill gifts for Father's Day, handpicked by BBQ experts.

What are the Best Wood Pellets to Grill with?
Grilling isn’t only about cooking food–it’s about creating an experience that tantalizes the senses and brings people together.

Traeger Spiral Ham
 This Traeger smoked spiral ham is drizzled in a delicious brown sugar glaze.

May 21, 2024

Smoked Stuffed Shrimp
If you like shrimp, you should definitely try this recipe.

Master the Art of Smoked Brisket with Tips from Christie Vanover of Girls Can Grill
Christie Vanover shares her expert tips to help home cooks achieve perfectly smoked brisket just in time for National Brisket Day, May 28.

Underappreciated Beef: New Cuts to Try on Your Grill
We’ve compiled a list below of three underappreciated cuts of beef you can order online and prepare on your grill this week.

May 20, 2024

Balsamic Citrus Lamb Skewers
American lamb is such a great protein option for the grill.

May 19, 2024

Swig & Swine – Moncks Corner
Swig & Swine: South Carolina BBQ never tasted any better!

May 17, 2024

A BBQ Reality Show Contestant Sets Up Shop Just Outside Waco
Joey Victorian may have been eliminated halfway through Netflix's "Barbecue Showdown," but he's hoping Victorian's Barbecue stays for a long time in Mart.

SmokeSlam Recipes 2024
At SmokeSlam 2024, the pitmaster team from B & B Charcoal and Cowboy Charcoal cooked up a Live Fire Extravaganza.

22 Blackstone Recipes Perfect for Grilling Outdoors
If you’re looking for some tasty Blackstone recipes for your next outdoor cooking session, you’ve come to the right place!

May 16, 2024

The Complete Guide to Char-Broil Grills: Constant Innovators in Grill Technology
Whether you’re shopping for a new barbecue grill or seeking replacement parts, the Grilling Icons series by Griller’s Spot serves up everything you need to

Beef Crunchwrap
This homemade beef crunchwrap is so easy, you will never go back to your favorite fast food restaurant!

Cooking 1st Place KCBS Ranchers Reserve Competition Brisket w/ Smoky Okie Injection

Shane’s Rib Shack – Spartanburg
Welcome to Shane’s Rib Shack in Spartanburg, SC, home of the best slow-smoked BBQ Pork, Baby Back Ribs , and Chopped Chicken in town.

This Magic Countertop Box Effortlessly Smokes Meat. But Is It Barbecue?
GE Appliances’ $1,000 indoor smoker puts a crusty bark on butts and brisket in your kitchen, and professional pitmasters are mostly here for it.

Pit Boss Spiral Ham
Smoked ham isn’t just for the holidays!

Pit Boss Smoked Meatball Sub
Nothing is as good as smoked meatballs on a toasted sub roll and dripping with melted cheese and tangy marinara sauce.

May 15, 2024

How to Create a DIY Outdoor Kitchen for Year-Round Grilling
Grilling enthusiasts know the appeal of cooking outside—flavors are richer, and cleanup is easy.

Pepper Beef Stir Fry
This quick and easy pepper beef stir fry is perfect as a weeknight meal.

The Perks of Using a Barbecue Pellet Grill
There’s nothing quite like the aroma of barbecue wafting through the air on a warm summer night.

5 Best BBQ Gloves of 2024
Best grill glove reviews from COMSMART, Grill Armor, RAPICCA, Artisan Griller and more.

Cooking Over Fire: Master the Art of Choosing Wood
Just because it will be winter soon doesn’t mean our grilling days are over.

May 14, 2024

May 2024 Pit Perks
Available exclusively to TM BBQ Club members.

Puff Pastry Meat Pockets
These puff pastry meat pockets will take you back to those high school or college days of eating hot pockets.… The post Puff Pastry Meat Pockets appeared first on Grillin With Dad .

Korean-Inspired Beef Lettuce Wraps
Transform your roast beef leftovers with these easy and delicious beef lettuce wraps.

May 13, 2024

Smoked Top Round Roast
Smoked top round roast is a lean, less expensive cut of beef great for lunch or dinner.

Korean Fire Chicken Sandwich
Bold, fiery, and irresistible, the Korean Fire Chicken Sandwich is a toasty sandwich packed with savory seared chicken and melty cheese.

Today in Barbecue History: The First Written Mention of Aaron Franklin’s Brisket
Twenty years ago, the Big Bend Sentinel, based in Marfa, wrote about a backyard barbecue thrown in Austin by some guy who played bass in a band.

May 12, 2024

Harry Soo On The Pitmaster Podcast
On this week’s edition of Pitmaster, an Old Virginia Smoke Podcast, Harry Soo sat down with Luke Darnell and they got into the weeds about ... Read More

May 10, 2024

Fruit Fusion: Elevate Your Cocktails with Vibrant Fruity Flavors
Fruit Fusion: Elevate Your Cocktails With Vibrant Fruity Flavors   Fruit Fusion: Elevate Your Cocktails with Vibrant Fruity Flavors.

17th Street Barbecue Catering now includes Party Platters!
Get all the Barbecue, and some Party Platters, too!

An Underground Joint in Dallas Goes Legit, and Its Barbecue Has Never Been Better
Sosa's Barbecue trailer, in Dallas, dodged city officials for years, but there's nothing criminal about its superb brisket and flavorful burgers.

Smoke Slam 2024 Recipes
Did you love the recipes from SmokeSlam 2024?

Porterhouse Steak
Leaner than a ribeye, this Porterhouse steak is tender, succulent and rich in flavor.

May 9, 2024

Butter Burger Recipe
We all love on a diner-style burger, this one amped-up with butter!

Smoked Whole Chicken Recipe (Traeger Whole Chicken)
This whole smoked chicken is always juicy and tender with golden, crispy skin.

Smoked Pork Chops Stuffed with Cheese and Bacon
These smoked pork chops are perfectly smoked and stuffed with cheese and bacon.

May 8, 2024

Meet The BBQ Stars: Jack Arnold
"Meat" Chef Jack Arnold, one of the 12 pitmasters and chefs featured in BBQ Stars, a premium collection of step-by-step video tutorials and recipes.

Meet The BBQ Stars: David Bouska
"Meat" David Bouska, one of the 12 pitmasters and chefs featured in BBQ Stars, a premium collection of step-by-step video tutorials and recipes.

Meet The BBQ Stars: Chef Ariane Daguin
"Meat" Ariane Daguin, one of the 12 pitmasters and chefs featured in BBQ Stars, a premium collection of step-by-step video tutorials and recipes.

Meet The BBQ Stars: Chef Dean Fearing
"Meat" Chef Dean Fearing, one of the 12 pitmasters and chefs featured in BBQ Stars, a premium collection of step-by-step video tutorials and recipes.

Meet The BBQ Stars: Chef Tim Grandinetti
"Meat" Chef Tim Grandinetti, one of the 12 pitmasters and chefs featured in's BBQ Stars.

Meet The BBQ Stars: Kent Rollins
"Meat" Kent Rollins, one of the 12 pitmasters and chefs featured in's BBQ Stars, a premium collection of step-by-step video tutorials and recipes.

Meet The BBQ Stars: Harry Soo
"Meat" Harry Soo, one of the 12 pitmasters and chefs featured in's BBQ Stars, a premium collection of step-by-step video tutorials and recipes.

Find the Best Almond Wood for Sale Online
There’s something irresistible about the aroma of food cooking over an open flame.

LA23 BBQ Is Doing Texas Right in Plaquemines Parish
Bobby Monsted III serves true-to-form Texas barbecue sixty miles southeast of New Orleans.

May 7, 2024

Homemade Hot Honey Recipe
Dip into Homemade Hot Honey, a fiery condiment infused with the bold flavors of chiles de arbol.

May 6, 2024

Find Harry And Be Entered To Win Tickets To Brew N Que Festival!
Want to win a pair of tickets to the 2024 Horse Town Brew N’ Que Festival that takes place on June 1, 2024 at the ... Read More

Blackened Half Pound Burger
Our Blackened Half Pound Burger is a big ½ lb.

Smoky Minced Garlic
  Smoky Minced Garlic we use a lot of garlic here.

The Complete Guide to Napoleon Grills: Bringing the Heat from Central Ontario
Whether you’re shopping for a new barbecue grill or seeking replacement parts, the Grilling Icons series by Griller’s Spot serves up everything you need to

The Complete Guide to Weber Grills: From Iconic Charcoal Kettles to Modern Gas Grills
Whether you’re shopping for a new barbecue grill or seeking replacement parts, the Grilling Icons series by Griller’s Spot serves up everything you need to

Cooking with Firewood: 5 Things You Need to Know
Grilling over wood provides a different experience than cooking with charcoal.

How to Rotisserie: Essential Tips and Techniques to Master the Art of Rotisserie Cooking
Picture this: the aroma of slowly roasting meat, the scintillating scent wafting through your yard with every spin of the spit, and the anticipation of

May 3, 2024

Tacos Dorados: Crispy Fried Ground Beef Tacos
Ditch the deep fryer for these crispy Tacos Dorados.

May 2, 2024

Meet Max Chiefari, Globe-trotting Barbecue Consultant
From Egypt to Australia, the native Italian has spread the gospel—and the techniques—of Texas’s smoked meats.

May 1, 2024

Grilling 101: How to Use a Charcoal Chimney
Learn how to properly use a charcoal chimney to quickly and efficiently light briquets or lump charcoal, from correct filling for airflow to safely dumping lit coals onto the grill for optimal heat.

April 30, 2024

​How to Make Aioli
There’s something about a creamy aioli recipe that can make any dish feel like restaurant-quality.

How to Light Charcoal for Your Barbie Like a Pro
Grilling with charcoal is the most rewarding when it comes to flavours and output.

April 29, 2024

Meet The BBQ Stars: Ken Phillips & Brett Gallaway
"Meat" Ken Phillips and Brett Gallaway, two of the 12 pitmasters and chefs featured in's BBQ Stars, a premium collection of step-by-step video tutorials and recipes.

Mission BBQ – Columbia
Experience the taste of true American barbecue at Mission BBQ.

April 27, 2024

Stainless Steel Smokeless Portable Hanging Grill: Elevate Your Grilling Experience
Grilling outdoors is a cherished activity, but space constraints and safety worries can sometimes dampen the experience.

April 26, 2024

Smoking with Herbs: A Guide to Adding Unique Flavors to Meat & Seafood
Are you ready to elevate your backyard barbecue game and infuse your meats and seafood with irresistible flavors?

April 25, 2024

An Austin Pitmaster Takes a Deep Dive Into Sausage History
John Bates of InterStellar BBQ is offering Polish-style sausages on his menu this spring, kicking off a year-long project.

April 24, 2024

We’re Celebrating SIU 2024 Graduation!
We’re celebrating SIU 2024 Graduation the weekend of Saturday, May 11!

Pineapple Brined Pulled Pork
I’ve done pulled pork just about any way you can imagine it.

Meet The BBQ Stars: Tuffy Stone
"Meat" Tuffy Stone, one of the 12 pitmasters and chefs featured in's BBQ Stars, a premium collection of step-by-step video tutorials and recipes.

April 23, 2024

Harry Soo Live Q&A Session On Addicted To The Q YouTube On April 28, 2024
Harry Soo will be on the Addicted to the Q YouTube podcast.

How to Clean the Inside of a Gas Grill
We’ve written a lot about cleaning and maintaining different gas grill parts, but there’s one area of the grill we haven’t tackled yet—the lid and

April 19, 2024

April 2024 Pit Perks
Available exclusively to TM BBQ Club members.

New York City Is Falling Out of Love With Texas Barbecue
It seems like the heyday of smoked meats is far behind for the Big Apple, but there is a promising new food stall, Bark Barbecue, that shows some hope.

Avellino Family BBQ Wins Brisket King NYC
Pitmaster Leland Avellino of Connecticut-based Avellino Family Barbecue has been wowing audiences at Brisket King NYC for years.

Top BBQ Festivals & Pitmaster Competitions in 2024
In the sizzling world of culinary delights, BBQ festivals and pitmaster competitions stand out as fiery celebrations of flavor and skill.

April 18, 2024

Harry Soo Spreads BBQ Love On Pit Life BBQ
The Pit Life BBQ Podcast is a weekly show live on Monday nights and they have been talking with BBQ personalities and BBQ insiders since ... Read More

Rack of Lamb with a Pepper Jelly Glaze
Grilled Rack of Lamb Reverse Seared Rack of Lamb is the perfect way to nail the Medium Rare inside and get a nice, Chargrilled Crust on the outside.

Fried Pickle Dip with Jalapenos
This creamy Fried Pickle Dip packs a punch with its tangy flavors and spicy kick using the combo of chopped pickles and pickled jalapenos.

April 17, 2024

Crack Burgers: Irresistibly Cheesy & Crispy
These irresistible Crack Burgers are a guaranteed hit for any burger lover, packed with savory bacon, crispy textures, and melty cheese.

This Pork Steak Is the Best Drive-through Meal I’ve Ever Had
As Helberg Barbecue, near Waco, recovers from a devastating fire, it’s pivoted to serving drive-through meals, like this citrusy wonder, from a trailer.

April 16, 2024

From Proteins to Produce: 22 Things You can Smoke On a Propane Grill
New to smoking on a BBQ?

April 15, 2024

Spicy Tennessee Onions
Add a Southern flair to your upcoming barbecue with this easy recipe for Spicy Tennessee Onions, oozing with molten cheese and smoky flavor.

April 12, 2024

Solar Eclipse Report from 17th Street
Welcome to the total solar eclipse report from 17th Street Barbecue!

Smoked and Fried Chicken Wings With Curry Lime Sauce
I can’t stop eating this sauce from Feges BBQ, which tastes good on everything from chicken to noodles.

5 Delicious BBQ Events You Must Attend in 2024
The NYC area regularly hosts many top-notch barbecue festivals and events with fantastic smoked brisket, ribs, whole hog, and sides.

April 10, 2024

This Southeast Texas Joint Offers Alligator Sausage and Meat-Loaded Sides
There's finally great barbecue on the lonely stretch of highway between Houston and Beaumont, at Mout's Barbeque, in Winnie.

April 9, 2024

How To Make Fresh Pineapple Salsa
Looking for a fun and fresh appetizer for your next party or for the family at home?