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Barbecuing and Grilling

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    The Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival Will Bring 20,000 Pounds of 'Cue to Chandler

    This Saturday, March 22 the 5th annual Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival will hit the streets of downtown Chandler, bringing together pit masters and craft brewers from around the country for a celebration of all things grilled and meaty. And organizers HDE Agency promise this year's event w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Miss McGee's Mud Pie at Bobby-Q

    See also: 11 Favorite Barbecue Joints in Greater Phoenix See also: Top Ten Spots for Mac n' Cheese in the Valley Barbecue isn't exactly the first style of cuisine to turn to when you want an incredible dessert. After all, isn't the point to eat so much juicy, succulent meat falling off the bone tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Three Things to Eat, Drink, and Bake this Weekend

    Happy Cinco de Drinko weekend! Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby Day, which means Phoenix is going to be partyin'. So, not matter where you end up or what you're celebrating, eat well and drive safe! Here's what's on my plate for this weekend . . . Eat This: BBQ at the Blues, Bruises ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    11 Favorite Barbecue Joints in Greater Phoenix

    Nearly every meat-eating American speaks the language of barbecue. From the backyard to the upscale restaurant to the hole-in-the-wall 'cue house, cooking meat with smoke and heat has become somewhat of an art form -- taking on various styles, techniques, and rituals around the globe. Which is why ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 25, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Bistro 24's Stephen Toevs, Part 2

    Maya DukmasovaExecutive Chef Stephen Toevs in the kitchen at Bistro 24​Yesterday we chatted with Stephen Toevs, the new Executive Chef at Bistro 24, about what he will be changing on the menu and how he emulated Julia Child as a kid. Today, he shares more of his story. After your rugby injury, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    BBQ Overload: Is the Valley Big Enough For Two Barbecue Events in One Day?

    ​Two barbecue festivals. One Saturday. WTF?!We completely understand that there are very few weather-appropriate weekends for festivals in the Valley, hence the abundance in March and April, but seriously, guys, you couldn't maybe space it out by a week? To the uninformed, this definitely looks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Chandler's Barbecue & Beer Festival and Steel-Cut Oats in Today's Eater's Digest

    www.onelovelylife.com​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?BBQ & BrewsWe were ecstatic when we received word that Chandler will be hosting the Great American Barbecue and Beer Festival March 26th in the streets of historic downtown Chandler. Ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Arizona Barbecue Festival: Lessons Learned from Competing in a KCBS Event

    Martin Cizmar Sign spotted on the drive to the Arizona Barbecue Festival... Sorry, kids, not today!​I planned to smoke a lot of meat while competing in the Arizona Barbecue Festival this weekend. I did not plan to smoke a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer.I am embarrassed to report that in addition to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Chandler Barbeque Throwdown, Tommy Lasorda at Whole Foods and Homemade Peeps in Today's Eater's Digest

    An early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives. ​ The first annual Downtown Barbecue Throwdown in Chandler is goin' down this Saturday March 20th from 10 a.m. till 9 p.m. The Throwdown is billed as a fierce competition where pros as well as amateur chefs will com ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2010

    Meat and Greet

    East Valley BBQ competition heats up

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Chef Talk with Stacy Phipps of Stacy's Smokehouse

    Claire Lawton​Stacy Phipps is ready for a challenge. No, really. He wants to challenge every barbecue master in the Valley to a cook off. "I want Don and Charlie (they won our Best Of Ribs in 2009). I want the guys from Honey Bears. I'll even take Bobby Flay." Anyone up for it? Phipps opened ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Now Open in Mesa: J. Ruggs Southern BBQ

    ​The thought of eating some good barbecue has me tempted to hop in my car and take a nice long lunch break. I just got the word on a new spot in Mesa called J. Ruggs Southern BBQ (6610 E. Baseline) where father-and-son team Ian and John Ruggles have been dishing up pulled pork, be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Over the Weekend: BBQ & Beer Festival

    What better way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon than wandering the parking lot across from Tempe's IKEA, sampling barbecued meats and drinking beer? This past weekend, 33 teams from across the nation turned out for Que & Brew, an official Triple Crown Event BBQ State Championship. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Three Valley BBQs Compete in Jack Daniel's Competition

    Jack Daniel's​Three Valley-area barbecue teams have been selected to compete in the "prestigious" 21st Annual Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue.Barbecue pros from Blake's BBQ in Gilbert, Otis and the Bird in Mesa and Rhythm 'n QUE in Phoenix will duke it out against sixt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Fleming's Hosts $10 Cooking Seminars

    ​Unless you happen to catch a free demo at a culinary festival, it doesn't get much cheaper than ten bucks for a cooking seminar. Sounds too good to be true, but believe it. Fleming's Peoria is offering the irresistible price for 90 minutes of instruction from chef Jeff Fearin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Recipe: 'The Chicken from Hell,' from Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue

    Lauren Gilger The Firebird, or The Chicken from Hell, at Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue in Cave Creek. Chef Bryan Dooley all about the red, white, and blue, from his food to his music, to his sense of humor. Same goes with the food he serves at Bryan's Black Mountain Barb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Chef Talk: Bryan Dooley, Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue

    Lauren Gilger Chef Bryan Dooley.​It says something when a chef names his restaurant after himself. In our opinion, it says something good. After Bryan Dooley spent 15 years as a chef at the luxurious Fairmont Scottsdale, he opened Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue in downtown Cave Creek. Yep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Hot off the Grill: July 4 Tips from Local BBQ Kings

    By Wynter Holden Independence Day is fast approaching, and no doubt you're either looking forward to attending someone else's barbecue party or planning a menu for your own grilled feast. If you're in the latter category -- or are kind enough to offer up your grilling skills for a friend or family ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Your Meal Ticket to Great BBQ

    What's cooking this weekend? Considering that Saturday is July 4th, we're guessing some rich, tangy barbecued meats -- or at least hot dogs and burgers on the grill. In this week's Meal Ticket dining newsletter, get grilling tips from the award-winning Joe's Real BBQ in Gilbert and find out where in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Your Meal Ticket to Father's Day Dinners

    This Sunday, June 21 is Father's Day. What are you doing for the special dad in your life? We're pretty sure he's thinking "not another tie, please!!", so a better choice might be a special Father's Day meal he won't forget. In this week's Meal Ticket dining newsletter, we've got the scoop on Dad's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Coming Soon: Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue

    The cover of the latest issue of Saveur -- a drool-inducing photo of ribs, in all of their charred, meaty glory -- really got me craving some barbecue. Oh, you want some too? Well lucky us, a brand-new barbecue joint is set to open by the end of this month. Located in Cave Creek's La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    PETA to Put on Sexy "Human Barbeque" at Phoenix Convention Center

    A female PETA volunteer will strip to almost nothing but body paint and lie on a pretend barbecue grill on Thursday for a protest at the cattle industry's Phoenix convention. PETA seems to enjoy using human flesh to make their point -- the group just received a bunch of publicity ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Phoenix Phoodies: Takamatsu brings Korean BBQ to AZ

    Takamatsu has been dishing out Korean barbecue, sushi, and noodle dishes to Arizonans for more than a decade, with restaurants in Phoenix, Tucson, Chandler and Litchfield Park. Their delicious barbecue has garnered the respect of sports stars, too, like Chan Ho Park, the pitcher for the Philadelphia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008
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    October 1, 2008
  • Culture

    June 1, 2006

    Feel the Burn

    How to get all up in your own grill

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004

    BEST KOREAN RESTAURANT

    Seoul Garden Korean BBQ Restaurant

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004

    BEST BARBECUE

    A & J Chicago-Style Bar-B-Q

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004

    BEST PLACE TO OVER-ORDER

    Seoul Jung Restaurant

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 18, 2003

    BEST SIX-SHOOTIN' COWBOY STEAK HOUSE

    Rock Springs Cafe & Saloon

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 18, 2003

    BEST BARBECUE

    Dillon's Restaurant

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 26, 2002

    Best Barbecue Joint

    The Barbecue Company

  • Dining

    December 6, 2001

    Thrill of the Grill

    There's nothing brisk about brisket Texas-style

  • Dining

    October 18, 2001

    Sunny's Only Secret Is His Sauce

    The Sunshine Bar-B-Que proprietor tells (almost) all

  • Dining

    August 2, 2001

    'Cue 'Cue Train

    Struttin' with some barbecue at Bennett's.

  • Dining

    November 23, 2000

    Grill Instructor

    Lessons from Mad Coyote Joe

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Barbecue

    Honey Bear's BBQ
    5012 East Van Buren
    602-273-9148
    (and 2824 North Central, 602-279-7911)

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    August 12, 1999
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    June 10, 1999
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    May 7, 1998
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    May 29, 1997
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    October 17, 1996
  • News

    June 27, 1996

    The Shadiest Guns in the West

    When it comes to ethics, some of Sheriff Joe's top aides take after their boss

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    October 19, 1995
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    September 22, 1994
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    September 22, 1994
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    November 4, 1992
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