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God Bless America!

There, I guess King George will be able to read that. ~ John Hancock upon signing the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776   4 false false 1 1…

Memphis in May: Filming "The Chew"

Getting a call from The Chew producers in late April was an unexpected surprise. “We’re coming to film at Memphis in May and we want to feature Apple City Barbecue,”…

Memphis in May: The Most Valuable Prize

Aliene and Pat Burke are our Apple City Barbecue family. Mike and Don McLemore, Big Bob Gibson, sharing secrets. The real prizes we take home from a barbecue competition are…

Memphis in May: The Judging

Early Saturday morning prior to turn-in. Pat and Mike discuss timing. Every team is quiet and focused at this point. Stoking the fire. Consulting the watch again. Is it time…

Memphis in May: Our Booth

After an 18-year hiatus, we wanted our booth to have a nod to our heritage and reflect our present. We cooked on the pit Mike and Pat made out of…

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party: Media Mania

One of the highlights of our summer is the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party held the second weekend of June in New York City. Some of the country’s most-renowned pitmasters,…

Join us for Praise the Lard

We’re in full-on prep mode for the 26th annual Praise the Lard – Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-off. The 1-7 pit crew has been working around the clock to organize our largest…

Good Reads

Here’s a round-up of good reads for those in the barbecue business. Or any business, really. The Power of Social. We want what other people have. In our barbecue world,…