The Barbecues Galore Blog
Hello, hello. July is here and that means a few things; #1) it probably won’t snow in the next two months and 2.) it’s Stampede time in Calgary. Like many civic events across Canada, the Stampede started off as an agricultural fair and livestock exhibition. Being Calgary, the rodeo was a natural addition. Since the first Stampede in 1912 the event has morphed into a weird, unique opportunity for the staid, conservative city of Calgary to blow off a lot of steam and have some fun
While you may not have access to the same local grass-fed-beef, at least you can drink like an Argentinian. Malbec is the grape of choice for red meat down there and it's especially good with spicy dishes. With its gobs of rich, red fruit and dark spicy tones, malbec seems like it was created just to complement the local cuisine. North Americans are amidst a love affair with the grape right now, so the selection has never been better. There are many solid examples on the market but if you want to find something truly interesting its best to stick with the smaller producersRead more
Memphis in May is a thirty year old, municipal, cultural festival put on by the city of Memphis. Since 1978 a large component of the festival has been a barbecue cooking competition. It has grown to be the grand-daddy of all barbecue competitions, attracting hundreds of teams that compete for over $100,000 in prize money.