Category Archives: BBQ Meat Rubs

The Smokin’ Flamingo BBQ & Music Festival!

The Smokin’ Flamingo BBQ & Music Festival is a 3 day event, November 22nd – 24th, featuring three different bands on Saturday, November 23rd. Along with a BBQ Cook off Competitions for both professionals and backyard enthusiasts, sanctioned by the Florida Barbecue Association. This will be the first annual event, with proceeds benefiting the Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police Foundation. Come join us for music, good food, and as always sun and fun by the Flamingo Lake at Flamingo Lake RV Resort. Make sure to be there and have a smokin good time!


What is Memphis Style BBQ?

Memphis is regarded for it’s BBQ and claims to possess the best anyplace. Memphis style BBQ is celebrated just about every year in May at one of the largest BBQ festivals in the country. BBQ is usually a incredibly regional dish and of course just about every part of the nation claims that it’s individual type of BBQ is the ideal; vinegar, mustard, or tomato, beef, pork, or chicken, spicy or mild, dry or wet. What sets Memphis style BBQ apart from your rest of the land?

Two Ways to Use BBQ Rubs!

Have you heard why rubs are popular in the Carolinas? They use barbecue dry rubs liberally onto the meat and allow the rub to penetrate the flesh. Their main purpose is to put the best flavor and aroma into their barbecues.

Basically, rubs are used as a seasoning, and as a cure. To use it as seasoning, it is the usual sprinkling of the rub on the meat prior to grilling. As a cure, it is applied to the meat several hours or even days before cooking. Whatever recipe a rub carries, the most basic rub is still the original salt and pepper and the main purpose is to subtly transform the flavor and texture of the meat.

BBQ Styles by Region!

Every region of the United States has its barbecue specialty: pulled pork sandwiches in North Carolina, racks of ribs in Memphis, “burnt ends” in Kansas City and chopped brisket in Texas. The roots of American barbecue run deep in the South, where even neighboring counties can have different approaches to barbecue, not to mention different states.

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