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Please Join Us to Support Operation BBQ Relief


A pallet of Magic Dust, spices, and seasonings donated by 17th Street and Townsend Spice & Supply.

Nothing says “love” like a home-cooked meal and barbecue is as comforting to the soul as it gets.

As a business located in an area plagued by severe weather and who has experienced the work Operation BBQ Relief does first hand, we have made it our mission to support their fine work. We hope all barbecue restaurateurs and enthusiasts will join us in this mission.

Now is the perfect time to send a donation to the cause … BEFORE the next disaster strikes. Hurricane season will be here shortly. Peruse this wish list and help them re-stock their warehouse.

During 2012 Operation BBQ Relief cooked almost 182,000 meals in 11 states and spent 52 days cooking. Since the first deployment to Joplin, MO, Operation BBQ Relief volunteers have cooked and served 470,900 meals to victims and first responders. This represents the barbecue community and grass roots efforts at their finest.

Please consider making this organization one you support. Consider support by joining the Grand Champions Club. Keep up with them on their Facebook page to see where and when help is needed. Ask your vendors if they’d be willing to donate along with you. When we send Magic Dust, our supplier, Townsend Spice, donates, too. Mike asked Ole Hickory Pits if they’d supply a pit for them to use? Done. There’s strength in your relationships – leverage it!

Read more about the generosity of the barbecue community here: How to Make a Grown Man Cry. 


OnCue: The Business of Barbecue April 2013 recap


Enjoying a well-deserved drink at the 17th Street bar. From Southern California to South Korea, a unique group of participants gathered to hone their barbecue and business skills.

OnCue Consulting held its 11th Business of Barbecue event in back in April. This unique two-day seminar and subsequent one-on-one consulting has incubated several dozen barbecue businesses and helped numerous existing restaurants take their game to a higher level.

OnCue_BoB_BeveragesAn especially honored attendee at this class was Frank Ostini of the Hitching Post, the famed California winery and restaurant featured in the award-winning movie Sideways. We served some of Frank’s fine wine during one of our meals.

Read more about the OnCue seminars and see the 2013-early 2014 schedule here. The next Business of Barbecue class will be held in April 2014. Exact date TBD.

We are grateful to Townsend Spice & Supply, fine spice purveyors and blenders of our Magic Dust©, for sponsoring our OnCue events.