Category / OnCue Consulting


Now Casting!

FilmingInProgressWould you like to appear on our new show and learn about the Business of Barbecue™ from Mike, Amy, and the 1-7 crew? We’re looking for all kinds of people – from starry-eyed dreamers and chefs who’d like to learn about smoke to couples starting a business together and seasoned professionals looking for a few new tips and tricks. Email amy at 17bbq dot come and tell us about yourself and why you’d like to be part of the fun. The show will be filmed in Murphysboro and you must be available for several days at the end of July. We can promise a ton of fun and lots of learning!

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Thanks for the memories!


We’ve been  reflecting on a pretty monumental 2013. Here are just a few of the highlights:

Over 150 barbecue entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals traveled to Murphysboro and Cape Girardeau, MO to listen to our OnCue seminars where we shared thoughts, ideas, cooking procedures, and business wisdom. You can read about some of those classes here and here and here.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch covered our Whole Hog event and wrote this great article.

We traveled to Florida, Michigan, and New York City to work onsite with OnCue clients.

We supported Operation Barbecue Relief and helped raise over $21,000 for their relief efforts.

Mike and Pat Burke got the band back together and we cooked at Memphis in May and The Jack and King of the Smoker {more about that experience in a future post}.

We were blessed with lots of great press … a favorite write up was this Food + Wine post naming our wings among the best in the U.S.

We celebrated all that is good about barbecue at the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. Read about that here and here and here.

Trips to Foodways Texas Symposium in Austin, NBBQA convention in Mobile, and Southern Foodways Symposium in Oxford were highly educational and tons of fun.

Praise the Lard was bigger and better than ever. We’re already planning 2014’s event.

Our Smoked Amber beer became available in bottles.

New York City was a frequent destination … one of the trips was for the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que opening in Brooklyn.

Cheers to 2013 … and thanks for the memories!