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Volunteers Needed – KCBS Extreme Makeover BBQ Throwdown

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The Kansas City Barbeque Society has teamed up with TV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as it pulls into East Central Kansas to build a new home for a worthy family. As part of the home building/renovation process, Extreme Makeover typically hosts a Community Fund Raising Event, which helps the charitable family with miscellaneous expenses. However, this version will be quite …

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Ghost Pepper Challenges

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Before you enter a Ghost Pepper food challenge, bear in mind: the heat doesn’t stop with your mouth or your last bite. Almost two weeks ago, a guy in Hermosa Beach, California found that out the hard way when he took the Habanero Sam’s Burrito Challenge at Amigos Tacos. The victim, er, challenger, was a guy named John. He came …

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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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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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Doctor Feel Good (at least, until the heart attack)

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From celebrity gossip to midget blowfish porn, you can find anything on the Internet, including vindication. For years, I’ve practiced a strict health regimen of triple cheeseburgers, pizza, and boxed wine. I mean, the better something tastes the healthier it is, am I right? All those doctors with their fancy eight-year college degrees think they know better, but I’ve had …

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Smoke Chasing: The Ultimate Ridin’ & BBQ Eatin’ Grand Tour

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Oh, happy day! Finally, an event that fulfills my dream of eating ribs while riding a motorcycle…almost. From March 25 to October 1, 2011 competition ‘cue in Georgia means eating the smoky goodness instead of making it. Smoke Chasing is a self-paced BBQ Grand Tour, combining riding and BBQ while supporting a great cause: Eddie’s Road, a charitable foundation helping …

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Lovin’ the Looftlighter

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In every issue of Burn! Magazine, we’ll tell you about great new products. Contributing Editor Mark Masker had way too much fun testing out the Looftlighter. His review is below. Read more of Mark’s ravings in the April issue by clicking here. “It’s not as clumsy or random as a blaster. It’s an elegant weapon, from a more civilized age.” …