Mother’s Day Idea: Revol Cheese and Cracker Set

Looking for a go-to gift for all your friends and family who love cheese and crackers, I mean

The ultimate cheese and cracker set is a versatile cheese tray that will look good on any table!

The ultimate cheese and cracker set is a versatile cheese tray that will look good on any table!

who doesn’t love cheese and crackers! This slate look-alike porcelain set is designed to be able to be used for a variety of cheese and cracker variations. The Revol Cheese and Cracker set is oven, freezer and dishwasher safe. Buy it for mom today, and she won’t have to use dinner plates as a cheese plate anymore!”

Here is a recipe for Classic Pimento Cheese from Elizabeth Karmel:

Classic Pimento Cheese
Makes 1 ½ cups

16 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated by hand.
½ cup Hellmann’s mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Cream Cheese, room temperature
¼ cup diced Dromendary pimentos, plus some liquid
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Celery Sticks and Pretzel Rods

In a medium bowl mix the cheese and mayonnaise together with a fork until it holds together. Add the cream cheese, pimentos and their liquid, mix to distribute.
Season with pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with celery sticks, crackers or in a sandwich.

Here is some more information about the Elizabeth’s Everyday Essentials collection. Elizabeth Karmel and REVOL have partnered to create this collection and bring it to our American customers. This is unique in Revol’s history and it’s the first time they have created a line that speaks so directly to Americans!

Adam’s Smokehouse – St. Louis MO – BBQ Pro Shop Review

Adam’s Smokehouse is the most recent offspring of St. Louis BBQ Parents, Pappy’s Smokehouse and Bogart’s and from what our St. Louis BBQ Minion tells us, up to par with the old folks! The website is simple as is the menu and their “theory”.

Adam’s follows the same barbeque theory as its sister stores, Pappy’s and Bogart’s: Low and slow is the way to go! All meat is slow cooked to perfection, and our sides offer just the right selection to complement the main event, whichever that may be for you- our amazing smoked ribs, delicious pulled pork or another one of our smokey and savory barbeque masterpieces.

Here is the report from the front lines filed over the weekend.

So we took the plunge and made a large carry-out order from Adam’s Smokehouse to celebrate my parents closing on the new house. It was our first time trying their Q and I have to say I was pretty impressed over all.

I’m just going to jump right in with my review of the meats…

Ribs – outstanding flavor, tooth, tenderness, rub, and quality of meat. Moist but not greasy.

Another Fine BBQ Joint in St. Louis is born! The Image courtesy of Feast - St. Louis

Another Fine BBQ Joint in St. Louis is born! The Image courtesy of Feast – St. Louis

Rub and glaze did not fight each other for supremacy so there was a lot of flavor. Excellent meat quality with a LOT meat on each bone. Even the silverskin was paper-thin and tender. Two full racks went up in smoke. Kids and grown ups alike devoured them..

Brisket – moist, tender, great pink coloring and gently flavored. Always my baseline test for a Q joint, I thought the Adam’s brisket was just lovely. Thin sliced, slightly smoky and not at all dry.

Pulled Pork – good flavor, perfectly smoked, and plenty moist. The pulled pork was particularly good with the carolina mustard sauce. But as good as it was, the pork was probably my least favorite. But that’s only because the other three were so damn good.

Which brings me to the burnt ends.

Burnt Ends – among the best I’ve ever had. They were perfectly smoked, slightly sweet, absolutely dripping with moisture, and held together in actual cohesive chunks of meat. So many times you order burnt ends and you get a pile of meat crumbs. But not here. This was actual solid ends that fall apart only when you bite into them. An amazing mouthful that doesn’t even really need sauce. It’s that good in it’s own juices.

Sides – Good cole slaw and very good pit beans. I suspect they use the same technique as Bogart’s to get the brisket drippings into the beans.

All of the meats were very high quality cuts. Nothing cheap about them.

Sincerely,

The Official BBQ Pro Shop St. Louis BBQ Minion

Address and Website:
Adam’s Smokehouse, 2819 Watson Road, Clifton Heights, 314.875.9892, adamssmokehouse.com
Facebook Page:

Image courtesy of Feast – St. Louis, read what they had to say here: http://www.feaststl.com/the-feed/article_69111e2c-314d-11e3-84c1-0019bb30f31a.html

 

2014 NBBQA Award Winning Sauces Available at BBQ Pro Shop!

The Gary Glen Experience

Gary Glen Reviews: Big Butz BBQ Sauce Cranberry and Hot!

The National Barbecue Association held it’s annual conference for 2014 in San Marco, TX and as the BBQ Pro Shop does every year, we like to recognize the Product, Rub and Sauce partners who placed in the Top 5 this year and  use this as an opportunity to find new products that we should add to our All Star Line-up! BBQ Pro Shop has always made a commitment to find the best products from the professional pitmasters and family recipes that make the products so unique that you cannot find them in your local specialty shops.

One stand out this year was Famous Dave, I have had the

This may be one of the best overall glaze's for pork and an even better dipping sauce for finished product

This may be one of the best overall glaze’s for pork and an even better dipping sauce for finished product

opportunity to get to know Dave Anderson just a little bit better through my association with the Illinois BBQ Alliance and he is a true BBQ man, through and through. The success of Famous Dave’s and it’s ability to stay true to BBQ through all of the expansion and success is something I appreciate. My family was in Hayward, WI this past summer and had the chance to visit the Original Famous Dave’s on the lake and all of the sauces and food was just great, highly 2014 you stop by if you are in the neighborhood!

This year’s report comes courtesy of Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog where Wayne Brown explores the “Thoughts, Musings, and Tidbits from the World of BBQ” and of which we have supported since the beginning! Stop by and subscribe to his newsletter and check out his Blog! You can download a list of all the winners from the NBBQA site HERE. Congratulations to all the winners! If you are interested in selling on BBQ Pro Shop, drop us a line!

Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – All Purpose
#1 – Sweet Swine O’ Mine – Sweet Rub O’ Mine

Hot Sauce
#1 – Yah Butz – Big Butz B-B-Q Sauce Hot

Barbecue Sauce – Tomato Mild
#4 – Yah Butz – Big Butz B-B-Q Sauce Cranberry

Barbecue Sauce – Fruit Mild
#2 – Sweet Swine O’ Mine– Sweet Sauce O’ Mine Original

Barbecue Sauce – Fruit Spicy
#2 – Sweet Swine O’ Mine– Sweet Sauce O’ Mine Sweet & Spicy Vinegar

Barbecue Sauce – Vinegar Spicy
# 4 – Sweet Swine O’ Mine – Sweet Sauce O’ Mine Sweet & Spicy Vinegar

As a huge fan of Jimmy Kimmel and Howard Stern, seeing the growing success of the Jimmy Kimmel is just a clear indication of how hard this guy works for it. This past week, Jimmy Kimmel and crew were in Austin and they visited some of the best in Austin BBQ, well at least the newer BBQ Joints on the scene. Here is a funny video of their BBQ tour. Having done the Austin BBQ Tour last year, can totally appreciate the work it takes to eat that much BBQ in one day!

The Rub Co – Two New BBQ Sauces

It was only a year ago when I asked Ryan Chester, the genius behind The Rub Co whether he had any new products in the pipeline and he said, maybe a sauce this year. Well we are really excited to announce that we are one of the very few retailers to have The Rub Co. Southern Smoke BBQ Sauce and The Rub Co. Tropical Heat BBQ Sauce in stock and for sale! Both are on special for $6.99 and BBQ Pro Shop is one of the first to be selling these on line.

Southern Smoke BBQ Sauce balances Sweet, Heat and Tang!

Southern Smoke BBQ Sauce balances Sweet, Heat and Tang!

The Rub Company Southern Smoke BBQ sauce was created for competition pitmasters to use without having to do a lot of customizations and modifications. Southern Smoke BBQ sauce balances, sweet, heat, and tang which is meant to be applied directly to the meat, straight out of the bottle!

The Rub Company Tropical Heat BBQ Sauce was created to be different. Ryan describes it as a

Tropical Heat will guide your taste buds on a trip from Asia to the Caribbean!

Tropical Heat will guide your taste buds on a trip from Asia to the Caribbean!

sauce that will take your taste buds on a trip from Asia to the Caribbean. The flavor profile of Tropical Heat takes the BBQ Sauce to a different level, combining a unique blend of sweet chili’s from Asia, pineapple from Hawaii, and enhanced spices from Jamaica to Barbados. Tropical Heat packs a  flavor explosion that is guaranteed to make your lips smack! Excellent on Chicken and pork.