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OnCue Whole Hog Extravaganza: Whole Hog Porchetta


John Delpha of the Belted Cow Bistro in Essex Junction, Vermont, is one of the finest chefs I know. His skill in the kitchen is matched only by the depth of his restaurant and catering business knowledge. Having him as part of an OnCue event is a bonus. In addition to his cheffing skills, he’s a barbecue guy as well. As a member of the IQue team, the first New England team to ever win The Jack, he’s mastered barbecue as well. At the Whole Hog Extravaganza, he did a detailed porchetta demo using a 30-lb. suckling pig.  WholeHog_BeltedCow_2

Brined and stuffed with homemade sausage, seasonings and pork tenderloins, the end result was a riot of crispy skin, spicy sausage, and delicate pork flavor.

Read more about the Brisket Bonanza and BBQ MBA portions of this event here and here

The next Whole Hog Extravaganza/Brisket Bonanza/BBQ MBA will be held January 19-21, 2014. For a gallery of 2013 event photos, taken by the great Ken Goodman, click here.



Catering to the Pawn Stars


We get some pretty exciting opportunities in our Las Vegas outpost, Memphis Championship Barbecue, and the recent gig we did for Pawn Stars was a thrill. For the upcoming season, they contracted Lynrd Skynrd to come up with a new theme song and they wanted a big party with hearty food to showcase the song and kick off the season. The 250-pound pig shown above was the centerpiece.

Sidenote: In Las Vegas you actually go out to a pork farm and point out the pig you’d like to take home. This was Erick’s {our Las Vegas pitmaster} first trip to the farm and he chose an unusually large pig. We had to cut off the hooves and part of the legs to fit it on the pit. I’m guessing he’ll probably go a bit smaller next time. Nonetheless, it was one fine pig and the end result was delicious.


The gracious cast, crew, and band couldn’t say enough fine things about the food and they mingled and posed for photos, too.

PawnStars_3The new season premieres tonight, May 30, 2013. Tune in and listen to the new song … and perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of Mike and our crew, too!

Are you a Pawn Stars fan?