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Smoke on the Water… In Vegas?!

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Just when I thought Vegas couldn’t get any cooler, this happens. Smoke on the Water Productions has two barbecue competitions rolling into Sin City this weekend. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned pro or a weekend griller, one or the other has you covered. High Stakes: USA Barbecue Championship Making its first appearance at The Orleans Hotel & Casino …

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Dave’s Chile Podcasts To Begin

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Sunbelt Shows, Inc., owner of Burn! Magazine and the Fiery Foods & Barbecue SuperSite, has announced the launch of Dave DeWitt’s Chile Podcasts, a weekly audio show that features interviews with the top leaders and characters in the fiery foods and barbecue industries.  The theme of the first series of three podcasts is “SuperHot” and features interviews with James Beck …

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Buy Great Wine and Drink It, Too!

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Have you ever stood in the wine section at your local grocery store or Costco and felt completely and utterly lost, unsure of which bottle is the right one for you? Finally, you no longer have to be a sommelier to buy wine like one! A free mobile application is taking the guesswork out of finding and purchasing wine. The …

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Digging the Disc-It

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To paraphrase Michael Corleone, “If history has taught us one thing, it’s that you can cook on anything.” Genghis Khan and his crew grilled on their shields over campfires, thus giving us Mongolian barbecue. People who crave the tang of gas fumes even use their car engines to cook food in foil. In northern Mexico, there’s cooking discada. That’s where …

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A New Twist on an Old Favorite: Green Chile Fries

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Chef Neil Stuart shares the popular recipe from Ojo Caliente’s Artesian Restaurant. If you’ve been to New Mexico, you know the question: green or red? Of course, this refers to the state’s notorious culinary specialty—green and red chile. In the Land of Enchantment, chile is a staple, something added to almost any dish. French fries slathered in green chile with …

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Unique Liqueur Recipes for Cinco de Mayo Sipping

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Contrary to popular belief, Mexican hooch isn’t all about fruity beer, worms, and margaritas. Not that there’d be anything wrong if it were. I’ve spent whole weekends living off of nothing but those three things, and aside from a recurring facial tic and a few flashbacks, I’m fine. Do a little digging and you’ll come across some great distilled treasure. …

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Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo: Red Chile Enchiladas

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We’re cooking up this classic enchilada dish in honor of Cinco de Mayo. This dish features stacked, not rolled, enchiladas covered in ground beef and pork and smothered in red chile sauce.It was originally served at the early 1960s Albuquerque restaurant, Videz. The restaurant was torn down to make way for Interstate 40, but the recipe lives on in the …