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Grilling Pimpalicious

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Brothel owners rejoice! There’s finally a backyard grill worthy of your leopard print hats. BeefEater Barbecues in Australia has made the world’s first fully operational gold barbecue. It’s a solution to that age-old dilemma faced by successful pimps going all the way back to the ancient 1970s: “How do I stand out from my brother pimps when we all have …

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It’s Time to Enter Your Products in the Scovie Awards!

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Now in its 16th year, the Scovie Awards is the world’s largest professional competition for fiery foods and BBQ products. Produced by Dave DeWitt’s Sunbelt Shows—producers of the National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show—the Scovie Awards gives manufacturers the chance to see how their products stand up to the competition. A Scovie win gives a company the opportunity to promote …

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Munchathon: Food Trucks with an Obstacle Course? Of Course!

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Eat your way through the first-ever Munchathon, a food-themed fun run and obstacle course featuring local food and beverage vendors, which takes place at Oak Canyon Park, near Irvine Lake, California on July 16. The event will have two major elements: the 5K run/walk with food/beverage stops and food-themed challenges, and a festival featuring dozens of gourmet food trucks. This …

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Battle for the World’s Hottest Record Continues

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Whenever someone tries to lay claim to the biggest, best, or most intense record for pretty much anything, they run the risk of being challenged. When the subject is the world’s hottest pepper, the stakes are high, both monetarily and in terms of publicity. If you’ve ever dealt with chileheads, they can be every bit as fanatical and obsessed about …

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Excerpt: Australia’s Barbecue Heritage

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Rick Browne, Ph.B takes a look at Australia’s love affair with barbecue in “Baang-gaa to Barbies: Australia’s Barbecue Heritage,” excerpted from the May/June issue of Burn! Magazine. Let me smash a common misconception about Australian barbecue: Down Under, they cook prawns —no one here “slips another shrimp on the Barbie.” In fact, cooking shrimp, er, prawns on a barbecue was …