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Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce Voted People’s Choice for Best BBQ Sauce at National BBQ Battle

Pork Barrel BBQ was awarded the People’s Choice Award for Best BBQ Sauce for their new Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet Barbeque Sauce at the annual Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in Washington, D.C.  Thousands of attendees at the 18th annual BBQ competition voted Pork Barrel BBQ’s Sweet Sauce the # 1 BBQ Sauce in the People’s Choice Contest – a blind taste test competition of over 50 world championship BBQ sauces.  We owe a huge thanks to Wagshals – our Pork Barrel BBQ Competition Team Sponsor!

Pork Barrel BBQ wins Peoples Choice Award for Best BBQ Sauce at National BBQ Battle

Pork Barrel BBQ wins Peoples Choice Award for Best BBQ Sauce at National BBQ Battle

 

MIM Scrapbook Entry #2 – Jamie Geer Gives Pork Barrel BBQ a Tour of a Jambo Pit at the Memphis in May BBQ World Championship

Dreaming of a Jambo Pit by Jamie Geer?  Me too.  Since the day I turned 16 and got my drivers license I’ve had visions of a 1958 Corvette dancing in my head. From the distinguishing four headlights and immense chrome in the front to the beauty of the Roman Red paint job that covers the exterior you’re sure to turn heads at every stop and then strain the very neck that head is attached to as you excelerate away. The 1958 Corvette wasn’t just a car, it was a work of art – a museum quality piece with its optional 290 horsepower fuel injected V8 engine that made everybody else with a car jealous at first blush.

Today, some 20 years later, I still have the vision of owning that 58 Vette, but it no longer dances alone in the wish list of my mind. It now shares that void with a vision of owning, what can only be called the equivalent of the Corvette on the competition BBQ circuit, a Jambo Pit.

Jambo Pits have been called by many on the competition BBQ circuit, “The best smokers money can buy.”  Pitmasters aren’t just saying that in passing as many of today’s top competitive BBQ teams are putting their money where their mouth is and using these pits hand crafted by Jamie Geer, owner of the Fort Worth, TX based company, all across America. Among the users of Jambo Pits are our friends Tuffy Stone of the Cool Smoke competition BBQ team (who’s pit Jamie is about to give you a tour of) and Mike Richter of Chix, Swine & Bovine competition BBQ team– both of these teams have been enjoy immense success on the competition BBQ circuit.

Jamie has been building quality smokers that offer consistent results since 1989.  One of the unique things about Jamie Geer is that he didn’t start out as a pit builder – he started out as a serious competitor on the competition BBQ circuit and has the trophies to prove it. (You might remember him from TLC’s BBQ Pitmastersshow.)  He knows what series BBQ’ers are looking for in a smoker and he delivers big time!

If you’d like a Jambo Pit you’ll have to get in line with the rest of us – Jamie is backordered through October and that list grows by the day. Why the demand?  These aren’t just functional BBQ pits, they are literally works of art that are handcrafted from top quality materials with an attention to detail that only Jamie can provide as he builds each pit one at a time. Some of the features you’ll find on these beauties include insulated fire boxes, torque flex axles, chrome wheels, white letter tires, custom coatings and paint, stainless steel hinges, and spacious work surfaces.  The downside is you’ll no longer be able to blame your smoker if your meats don’t turn out well.

On Jamie’s website he says, “Pull into a competition or your neighborhood with a Geer pit in tow and forget about going unnoticed. These pits will turn heads wherever you go.” We couldn’t agree more!  Pull into a BBQ contest with a Jambo Pit and you’re sure to turn and strain a few necks, just like that 1958 Corvette.

While we were at Memphis in May, Pork Barrel BBQ was lucky enough to get a few minutes of Jamie’s time (he was cooking with Tuffy Stone’s Cool Smoke team and about to make the walk with Tuffy to collect their Memphis in May World Championship BBQ trophy for their pork shoulder when we filmed this clip).  We asked Jamie to take us on a tour of Tuffy’s new Jambo Pit. Sit back and enjoy our interview with BBQ Pit builder extraordinaire and all around good guy Jamie Geer of Jambo Pits.

If you’re still using a Weber or some other smokers, but would like to ride or Que in the Corvette of smokers give Jamie a call at 817-223-3918 or email him at TXJGEER@aol.com and let him know that Pork Barrel BBQ sent you!  You won’t be sorry you called!

 

MIM Scrapbook Entry #1 – BBQ Hints from TLC BBQ Pitmaster and Memphis in May BBQ World Champion Tuffy Stone of Cool Smoke & Q Barbeque

This is the first in a series of blog posts on our adventures at the 2010 Memphis in May World Barbecue Championships. Over the course of 4 days we racked up 4 top 15 finishes (we even managed to place 4th in the World Championship’s beef catagory with our brisket) and several hours of amazing videos from some of the most interesting and influential folks in BBQ. We thought we’d kick off our series with a bang – our first entry into our 2010 Memphis in May scrapbook is an interview with TLC BBQ Pitmaster and down right nice guy Tuffy Stone of Cool Smoke and Q Barbeque fame.

Over the course of the past year we’ve had the chance to get to know some of the great legends of BBQ, including guys like Pat Burke and Mike Mills – the founders of the Legends of BBQ Club. Tuffy, a friend and fellow Virginian, is a guy who has made a name for himself and risen to “Legend” status in short order. Tuffy is pitmaster of the Cool Smoke competition BBQ team and owner of Q Barbeque (two locations in Midlothian, VA and Hampton, VA). If the name Tuffy Stone is ringing a bell in your head but you just can’t quite place where you’ve heard it before it is probably because you saw him on TLC’s hit show BBQ Pitmasters.

For a guy with celebrity status and the ability to make anything placed on a smoker taste like a five star meal you might think he’d be working in the distance and shadows of his Jambo Pit built by legendary smoker builder and artisan Jamie Geer (Tuffy’s pit looks more like a cherry red Corvette than a smoker – it performs more like one too!), but he isn’t. Tuffy is as approachable as they come and loves to talk BBQ with fellow competitors, customers and fans.

The best part of the Competition BBQ circuit isn’t the great barbecue found around every corner, it is the chance to meet and become friends with some of the best folk around – like Tuffy. BBQ teams from around the country compete in contests sanctioned by a number of barbecue societies including KCBS, MIM, and MBN. These teams use everything from Weber Grills to Jambo Pits to homemade smokers to compete for prizes and tropies in catagories like chicken, beef brisket, pork shoulder, pork ribs, and whole hog.  If you love to grill find a contest near your home and sign up – you’ll have a blast and meet some great folks!

Now sit back and enjoy our interview with BBQ Pitmaster Tuffy Stone of Cool Smoke.

For more information on Pork Barrel BBQ and to follow our adventures at Memphis in May 2010 stay tuned to our blog and Twitter pages.

 

Great KCBS Blog Update On Their Great American BBQ Tour Stop At Memphis In May

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Check out this great blog post from our friends Mike and Chris Peters who are traveling the country this summer with the KCBS Great American BBQ Tour.  Mike was kind enough to ask us to participate in the KCBS Grillmaster contest at Memphis in May where Heath grilled up some Grilled Bloody Mary Chicken Taco (with a lettuce taco shell) and mini grilled Bloody Marys.

Where looking forward to seeing Mike and Chris at the Safeway National Barbecue Battle in DC June 26-27.  For more info on the Great American BBQ Tour visit the KCBS website and if you’re not a member of KCBS make sure you join!

2010 Great American BBQ Tour Stop #5 – Memphis in May

May 19, 2010

Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa and was the inspiration for the month-long 2010 Memphis in May festival. As Chris and I loaded into Tom Lee Park in Memphis, you could see the Mediterranean influence with some of the two and three story scaffold structures towering above the over 200 BBQ teams cooking pork shoulder, pork ribs and whole hogs for over $100,000 in prize money.

The Memphis downtown area is convenient to navigate with trolleys, shuttles, and horse drawn carriages, and even had a van that was decorated as a pig pulling two smaller piggies through the streets. Upon closer examination of the pigs, it was not promoting the BBQ event but a local strip club. Since we were staying in a hotel downtown about a mile and a half from the park, Chris and I decided it would be nice to walk to the event. We forgot that the event is a mile long and the trailer location was smack dab in the middle so we ended up with a two mile walk on Thursday morning. The morning walk wasn’t too bad but after thirteen hours on our feet, the two mile walk back to the hotel that first evening felt much longer.

Don with Big Bob Gibson stopped by early in the week and invited Chris and I for pie Friday night. Since we stopped by the restaurant in Decatur last year, Chris has been “jonesing” for more of their fabulous pies so we fought the crowds and hit the Big Bob Gibson party hoping that Don would remember inviting us. Chris had the coconut cream and I had the peanut butter pie while visiting with Amy Mills of “Peace, Love and Barbecue” fame. It was neat to look in the back of the booth and see the legend Mike Mills visiting with Chris Lilly. I could only imagine the conversation that these two BBQ powerhouses were having.

Even though we were in not so familiar territory, we had plenty of KCBS representation around including Chris with the “Let’s All Get Drunk and Que” team that had a booth right across from the trailer. Clint with “Smoke in Da Eye” BBQ stopped by with his media badge and the KCBS team “Ribbed For Your Pleasure” was right behind the trailer. Heath and Brett with “Pork Barrel BBQ” of ABC’s Shark Tank fame competed and stopped by the trailer to say hello. I invited Heath back to compete in Saturday’s GrillMaster contest. Since they are opening a restaurant in the DC area, I wanted to test his prowess and he didn’t disappoint with his lettuce-wrapped chicken tacos with a side of Master of Mixes mini-Bloody Mary’s.  Famous Dave Anderson even stopped by after judging and spent some time visiting.

On Thursday, we kept seeing people walking by wearing good-looking Kingsford polos and found out later that Kingsford had meetings with some of their leadership team the week of the BBQ contest in addition to being one of the main sponsors. Chris was wearing a Kingsford T-shirt and as we were on the long walk back to the hotel, we ran into more Kingsford folks who were so excited to see her representing Kingsford that they pulled out a free charcoal coupon and gave it to her. As excited as they were, we didn’t have the heart to tell them that we promote Kingsford on the BBQ tour.

We were told that it wouldn’t be Memphis in May unless there was rain and this year was no exception as the skies opened up on Friday afternoon. Since some of the MMA Creative folks came down to help us man the sampling tent, the trailer was full of people so Chris broke out the cards for a marathon game of “Go Fish”.

Since we were close to the awards stage, you could hear the whoops and hollers going on Saturday evening as awards were handed out. The weatherman was calling for more rain so we were busy packing things away and missed Tuffy getting the call as Memphis in May World Champion in the shoulder category.  We had a wonderful time in Memphis and appreciated all the southern hospitality that we were shown.

Mike (& Chris) Peters

http://www.kcbs.us/news.php?id=248

 

“Tong-to-tong combat” – Nice Article on Smoke in the Valley

Tong-to-tong combat

A park becomes a smoking section as competitive barbecuers pit their pit skills against the best at Smoke in the Valley.

By Elisa Ludwig

For The Inquirer

 

Pork Barrel BBQ Wins Big In Several Categories at Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

Competition Team Debuts Iberico Pork at Memphis in May BBQ Festival

 

Pork Barrel BBQ at Memphis in May World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest: Brett Thompson, co-founder Pork Barrel BBQ; Mike Richter, chief cook Chix, Swine & Bovine; Jamie Geer, owner of Jambo Pits; Pat Burke, leader of Tower Rock BBQ's team; Tuffy Stone, owner of Q Barbecue and TLC BBQ Pitmaster of Cool Smoke; Rex Holmes, member of Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team; Heath Hall, co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ

Pork Barrel BBQ at Memphis in May World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest: Brett Thompson, co-founder Pork Barrel BBQ; Mike Richter, chief cook Chix, Swine & Bovine; Jamie Geer, owner of Jambo Pits; Pat Burke, leader of Tower Rock BBQ’s team; Tuffy Stone, owner of Q Barbecue and TLC BBQ Pitmaster of Cool Smoke; Rex Holmes, member of Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team; Heath Hall, co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ

Washington, DC (Memphis, TN) May 17, 2010 — Pork Barrel BBQ today announced their Competition BBQ Team results in multiple categories at the 2010 Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

As first-time Memphis in May competitors Pork Barrel BBQ is proud to have been recognized as one of the top teams in the world-renowned BBQ contest. The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition Team participated with over 250 of the world’s best competition BBQ teams during the Memphis in May contest.

Pork Barrel BBQ took fourth place in the Beef contest for their brisket and won over the taste buds of judges with their new Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard Sauce, which placed seventh in the Mustard Sauce contest. The team’s grilled seafood gumbo entry placed 14th in the Seafood contest. All of the team’s entries were prepared using Pork Barrel BBQ products including their All American Spice Rub and Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces. These products are available at stores throughout the nation, including Whole Foods, Harris Teeter, Schnucks, Ukrops, Bloom, and Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market. Folks will soon be able to sample Pork Barrel BBQ’s award winning barbeque at the first Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant, currently under construction in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia and scheduled to open later this summer.

The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition Team is the first BBQ competitor to use Iberico de Bellota pork, a premium and unique meat from purebred Spanish heritage swine. Wagshal’s (http://www.wagshals.com/), the exclusive distributor of Iberico in the United States, sponsors the competition team and supplies them with meat and seafood for BBQ contests throughout the year. For the recent Memphis in May competition, the team submitted a venison loin wrapped in Iberico that placed 12th in the Exotic contest.

“It was a tremendous honor to have been selected to participate in Memphis in May, the world championship of BBQ competitions,” said Heath Hall, co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “Placing in the top 15 in four categories at our first Memphis in May is something beyond our wildest dreams. We are thankful to Wagshal’s for sponsoring us and giving us an edge over the competition by providing us with their premium meats and seafoods. It was an incredible experience that we were happy to share with thousands of BBQ enthusiasts, and our friendly competitors like BBQ legend and three time World Champion Pat Burke, pitmaster of the Tower Rock BBQ Team, and Tuffy Stone, of the Cool Smoke Team and BBQ Pitmasters fame.”

During the four-day competition, the team captured several behind-the-scenes videos with several well-known BBQ pitmasters and other seasoned professionals. Those following Pork Barrel BBQ on their social media outlets, including Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/people/Pork-Barrel-Bbq/1084117735), Twitter (http://twitter.com/porkbarrelbbq) and the company’s blog (http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/blog/), can expect a variety of BBQ tips and grilling insights in the coming months.

For more information or to locate a store near you that offers Pork Barrel BBQ products, visit http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com.

About Pork Barrel BBQ

Pork Barrel BBQ was founded in December 2008 during the peak of the economic crisis to prove that a company not owned or operated by the federal government could succeed, and that if you had a good idea, it was still possible to grab a piece of the American Dream. Pork Barrel BBQ founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, ran the company out of the basement of their houses, selling their award winning BBQ one bottle at a time. One year later, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub are on pace to be carried in over 1,000 stores in 40 states by summer 2010. Throughout their journey, they have stayed true to their mission – to unite the nation through the great tradition of BBQ, and bring bipartisan flavor to your next meal. The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition Team entered its first contest, The Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, in June 2009, and walked away with two trophies – Second Place in the “Nations Best BBQ Sauce Contest” and Fourth Place for their pulled pork in the Memphis In May portion of the contest. For more information, visit http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com.

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For more information:

Jennifer Brand
Pork Barrel BBQ
http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/
202-731-2114
 

Memphis in May Barbecue Cooking Contest – Pork Barrel BBQ Day 2 Recap

Memphis in May is just plain fun.  It’s really everything we hoped it would be – the best thing has been making new friends, and getting to reconnect with folks on the BBQ circuit.  We had a great day here in Memphis – we entered the Memphis in May BBQ Cooking Contest People’s Choice Contest.  You turn in one on Thursday and Friday for folks to judge – we smoked ours with our Pork Barrel BBQ All American Spice Rub for 10 hours on our Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker – it turned out great.  Heath was also busy in the kitchen creating two new Pork Barrel BBQ sauces for the Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria – a vinegar BBQ sauce and mustard based BBQ sauce.  Here is Pork Barrel BBQ founder Heath Hall at work:

Pork Barrel BBQ Heath Hall and Rex Holmes Making BBQ New Vinegar Sauce

Pork Barrel BBQ Heath Hall and Rex Holmes Making BBQ New Vinegar Sauce

We are so grateful to Wagshals and Bill, Brian and Aaron Fuchs for sponsoring the Pork Barrel BBQ competition team – be sure to go by and visit today – you MUST try their Iberico pork – it’s the greatest pork you will ever eat.  Here we are getting our first try of Iberico with Bill, Brian and Aaron Fuchs:Wagshals

Here are some other fun shots from the day – more to come!Pork Barrel BBQ's Heath Hall showing off his Kingsford BBQ Competition Briquettes

Pork Barrel BBQ Heath Hall and Mike Hedrick

Pork Barrel BBQ Heath Hall and Smoke in Da Eye

 

Memphis in May Barbeque Cooking Contest – Day 2 Update – Pork Barrel BBQ Meets Miss Memphis Ashlee Reed

You never know who you are going to meet at the Memphis in May Barbecue Cooking Contest – today we had the great honor of meeting Miss Memphis 2010 Ashlee Reed!  Ashlee is preparing to compete in the 2010 Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant on June 16-19th and spent the day at the Memphis in May Barbecue Cooking Contest as a great ambassador for her city and state.  Learn more about the Miss Memphis Scholarship Organization at http://www.missmemphispageant.com/ For you history buffs, the Miss Memphis Scholarship Pageant is the longest running pageant in the state with sixty-four years of tradition and history.  Good Luck Ashlee!

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Miss Memphis Ashlee Reed and Heath Hall Shooting an Interview About Memphis in May

 

Memphis in May Barbecue Contest – Day 2 – Special Thanks to Our Team Sponsor Wagshals

Good morning from Memphis and the Memphis in May BBQ Cooking Contest!  The Pork Barrel BBQ team arrived yesterday in Memphis after Mango Mike, Heath and Jen Brand drove Pork Barrel One 16 hours from Washington D.C.  Brett and Rex Holmes of http://www.savorysights.com, were totally lazy and flew down, and Heath’s parents Rex and Barbara Hall drove down from Jefferson City, Missouri – so the Pork Barrel BBQ competition team is all here!

We are so excited to be here – its our first time at the Memphis in May Barbecue Cooking Contest – and it is GREAT!  We are at site S216, and surrounded by World Champions of BBQ on all sides!  We’ve been hanging out with Pat from Tower Rock BBQ Team (3 world championships), Wayne from Red Hot Smokers (Grand Champion last year), Tuffy Stone from Cool Smoke and Al from Gwatney BBQ team.  We’ll be updating our blog throughout the competition – so please check back often.  If you are in Memphis – please stop by!

We are very grateful for our friends, and especially thankful to Bill, Brian and Aaron Fuchs from Wagshals for their sponsorship of the Pork Barrel BBQ team.  If you haven’t visited Wagshals before, you are in for a real treat – we have never met folks so passionate and knowledgeable about quality meat – and its a huge honor to be in Memphis at the Memphis in May BBQ Cooking Contest and be competiting with Wagshals products – more on that in future posts – but we hope you’ll stop by Wagshals and thank them for their support!

Pork Barrel BBQ at Memphis in May with Wagshals Sign

Pork Barrel BBQ at Memphis in May with Wagshals Sign

 

Wagshal’s to Sponsor Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 15, 2010

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Brand

(202) 731-2114

jbrand@brandsolutionsgroup.com

Veronica Miller

(703) 249-8018

veronica@bellotaimporters.com

Wagshal’s to Sponsor Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team

Pork Barrel BBQ to Use Wagshal’s Premium Meat At Barbecue Contests Across America

Washington, DC (Thursday, April 15, 2010) –  Pork Barrel BBQ today announced The Wagshal’s Group as the meat and seafood sponsor of its Competition BBQ Team. The Wagshal’s Group, which owns Wagshal’s Market and the Bellota Importers, will supply the competition team with the highest quality meats on the market today, including American Wagyu beef and Iberico de Bellota pork, for use at numerous state and national championship barbecue contests across America.

Bellota Importers is the exclusive distributor of Iberico de Bellota, a purebred Spanish heritage pig, in the United States. The legendary purebred black hoof free-range Iberico pigs get their unique flavor and name because they feed on acorns – known as Bellota in Spain. The world-renowned raw Iberico de Bellota chuletero (loin) cuts were first introduced in the U.S. in 2009 and sold out quickly. Wagshal’s has been able to secure a larger supply of Iberico pork for 2010, including cuts that have never been sold in the U.S, such as the Costilla (spare ribs) cut, in addition to new cuts that are exclusive to the Iberico breed: Presa de Paleta (shoulder steak) and the shoulder section of the loin (Pluma).

The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team plans to use this premium and unique breed of heritage pork at multiple bbq competitions during the 2010 competition season, including Memphis in May’s World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest hosted May 13-15 in Memphis, Tennessee.

“We couldn’t be more excited to announce that Wagshal’s is sponsoring Pork Barrel BBQ’s Competition BBQ Team by providing us with their unique and premium products during the 2010 competition bbq season,” said Heath Hall, co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “Wagshal’s has a reputation for the finest quality products in the nation and we are thrilled that, with their support, we will be the first competitive bbq team in the U.S. to use their Iberico de Bellota pork.”

“Wagshal’s is delighted to support Pork Barrel BBQ’s award winning Competition BBQ Team in its quest to secure multiple championships in 2010 at prestigious bbq competitions across the country,” said Bill Fuchs, President of Wagshal’s. “Pork Barrel BBQ’s dry rub and sauces are made with the highest quality ingredients and will tastefully complement the equally high quality of Wagshal’s meats and seafood.”

Wagshal’s carries Pork Barrel BBQ products for retail purchase at their Washington, D.C. location. For more information, visit www.wagshals.com or Pork Barrel BBQ’s store locator, www.porkbarrelbbq.com/store-locations.

About Pork Barrel BBQ

Pork Barrel BBQ was founded in December 2008 during the peak of the economic crisis to prove that a company not owned or operated by the federal government could succeed, and that if you had a good idea, it was still possible to grab a piece of the American Dream. Pork Barrel BBQ founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, ran the company out of the basement of their houses, selling their award winning BBQ one bottle at a time. One year later, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces & Dry Rub are on pace to be carried in over 1,000 stores in 40 states by summer 2010.Throughout their journey, they have stayed true to their mission – to unite the nation through the great tradition of BBQ, and bring bipartisan flavor to your next meal. The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team entered its first contest, The Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, in June 2009, and walked away with two trophies – Second Place  in the “Nations Best BBQ Sauce Contest” and Fourth Place for their pulled pork in the Memphis In May portion of the contest. For more information, visit www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com.

About The Wagshal’s Group

A Washington tradition for 85 years, The Wagshal’s Group is composed of DC’s premier Delicatessen and Butcher, Spring Valley Catering, and Bellota Importers. Established in 1925, Wagshal’s Delicatessen became known as the “President’s Deli” over the years serving Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Herbert Walker Bush among other notable customers. In 1995, Wagshal’s Market opened a few doors away from the original Delicatessen. Bill Fuchs, a food industry veteran and owner of Wagshal’s, wanted to offer customers an old-world approach to high quality meats and seafood. From its prime graded, dry-aged, Kosher designated, carcass beef to its custom hot dogs, homemade sausages, and exotic meats, Wagshal’s Market consistently has earned top marks from the media. Washingtonian Magazine has named it “the best butcher shop in the metropolitan area with the finest meats and seafood.” Bellota Importers is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Iberico de Bellota raw pork from Spain. The Wagshal’s Group is family owned and operated. Bill’s sons, Aaron Fuchs and Brian Fuchs, are executive vice president and vice president of operations respectively. Bill’s sister, Silvia Alexander, oversees Spring Valley Catering. For more information visit: www.wagshals.com, www.springvalleycatering.net or www.bellotaimporters.com.

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