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Twinkie Turkey Stuffing? NO – a Twinkie Turkey!

Twinkie Turkey?  Yes – we created the world’s first – and last – Twinkie Turkey.  Check out the Twinkie Turkey video recipe below:

 

Twinkie Turkey – #twinkieturkey

Pork Barrel BBQ is proud to present the world’s first -and last- Twinkie Turkey – want to try some? #twinkieturkey Happy Holidays!

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Can You Grill It – Grilled Motorola’s Droid RAZR 4G LTE Phone

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May 9, 2012

Media Contact: Jennifer Brand – (202) 731-2114

jbrand@brandsolutionsgroup.com

Grilled Motorola’s Droid RAZR 4G LTE Phone? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp2K6kgDAi4

 

Professional BBQ Pitmasters Put Droid RAZR Phone’s KEVLAR and Gorilla Glass To the Test on Today’s Episode of “Can You Grill It?

Click here to view video: — <<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp2K6kgDAi4>>

 

Washington, D.C. (May 9, 2012) – The grill masters at Pork Barrel BBQ are blazing a trail with the hottest reviews of popular mobile electronics in the new web video series, “Can You Grill It?” (www.CanYouGrillIt.com). Today’s You Tube episode features a brand new Motorola Droid RAZR 4G LTE phone getting raked over the coals, literally. This video a must-see for anyone considering purchasing the sleek, “impossibly thin” Droid RAZR phone.

Watch what happens when the grill masters throw the RAZR phone on their grill at 500 degrees. “Can You Grill It” addresses the questions curious consumers have about the most popular thinnest cell phone on the market today: Does the KEVLAR back keep flames away?  Will the Gorilla Glass crack over charcoal? To see what Droid Does, watch the latest video at <<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp2K6kgDAi4>>.

The country’s most innovative barbecue industry moguls, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, are co-founders of Pork Barrel BBQ, the nation’s fastest growing barbecue sauce company, and the curious gill masters behind the “Can You Grill It?” web video series.

Check out the previous “Can You Grill It?” videos where the grill masters get their hands on the Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tablet at www.CanYouGrillIt.com.

“Since summer time means hot temperatures outside and on the grill, we wanted to see whether the Droid RAZR phone could withstand the blazing hot heat,” said Hall. “People in the market for a new cell phone will want to see what happens should they ever get this sleek, thin device near their backyard barbecue grill.”

If you have an idea for a product you’d like to see the Can You Grill It team test on “Can You Grill It?” share your ideas with them by email at CanYouGrillIt@gmail.com, or by posting your ideas on the Can You Grill It Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CanYouGrillIt?) or Twitter page (@CanYouGrillIt).

For more information, visit www.CanYouGrillIt.com.

 

About Heath Hall and Brett Thompson

Since founding Pork Barrel BBQ in 2009, Hall and Thompson have become the barbecue industry’s most-watched entrepreneurs and continue to earn support from avid barbecue fans with their top-ranked Pork Barrel BBQ Blog and as the number one most followed BBQ company on twitter (http://www.twitter.com/porkbarrelbbq).

Hall and Thompson have expanded their business from creating BBQ sauces and spice rubs in their home kitchens to selling award-winning BBQ products in over 4,000 stores across America including Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Safeway and Costco. Their inaugural cookbook, the free Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to Tailgating, received praise from food and sports fans across America, and their sauces have won numerous awards and was recently named to the list of Best Sauce in America by Country Living Magazine and one of the “125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine.

In 2011, Pork Barrel BBQ debuted a specialty BBQ-flavored peanut with FERIDIES, added Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard BBQ Sauce to their line of sauces, introduced the world’s first barbeque scented fragrance – Que, continued to earn top awards on the professional barbecue circuit, and opened the first Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. In the first quarter of 2012, the company has debuted Pork Barrel BBQ Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce, made an appearance on a follow-up segment of ABC’s Shark Tank, and now debuts the “Can You Grill It” YouTube video series.

For more information about Pork Barrel BBQ, visit www.porkbarrelbbq.com and read about their latest updates and adventures on Facebook, Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq) and the company’s blog.

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 products one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub were carried in over 1,000 stores in 40 states. 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. Since then, the team has won multiple awards, including the 2011 Perdue National Chicken Championship, the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in 2011, the “Chinet People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis in May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades as well as having their Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine in November 2010. For more information, visit http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq).

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Can You Grill It – Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 1, 2012

Media Contact: Jennifer Brand – (202) 731-2114

jbrand@brandsolutionsgroup.com

Never Shying Away from Grilling the Unusual, Pork Barrel BBQ Grill’s Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1 on Today’s Episode of “Can You Grill It?”

The Samsung vs. Apple Tablet Debate Yields Clear Winner

 

Click here to view video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_H-evcmbbY

 

Washington, D.C. (May 1, 2012) – The pitmasters at Pork Barrel BBQ, are firing up their grill to test the flame-worthiness of popular consumer products in a new series called “Can You Grill It?”. The new episode released today on www.CanYouGrillIt.com features a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 getting grilled and bursting into flames at 500 degrees.

Watch what happens when the grill masters get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy Tablet at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_H-evcmbbY.  Compared to the Apple iPad Grilling test released last week – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9qLwYjZo8U – the Can You Grill It? Series shows a clear difference between Samsung and Apple products on the Barbecue grill.

After curious consumers see what happens when this Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tablet is grill-tested over open flames, perhaps they’ll have a new appreciation for CNET’s review: “It’s the feel of the plastic back that is the most disappointing aspect of the Tab 10.1′s design.”

The country’s most innovative barbecue industry moguls, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, are co-founders of Pork Barrel BBQ, the nation’s fastest growing barbecue sauce company, and the curious gill masters behind the “Can You Grill It?” web video series.

The pitmasters have ignited some controversy over their viral video series since launching the first “Can You Grill It?” video. “Apple iPad On Fire” featuring the Apple New iPad last week:

  • Huffington Post“If willful destruction of expensive gadgetry makes you cringe, then look away.”
  • Kick 105 radio’s Sean Ericson – “I am willing to accept the challenge of grilling new and unusual things.  This however, is beyond anything I’ve tried.”
  • Eater.com“The barbecue nerds behind Washington DC’s Pork Barrel BBQ — they of the barbecue-scented cologne — are grilling iPads.”
  • VegasSolBBQ – “Pretty tasty…. hope PETA doesn’t come after you for this one… (people for the ethical treatment of Accessories)”

“We can’t say for sure how many Samsung Galaxy’s have been sold, but we have a pretty good idea of how many have been grilled,” said Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ.

“Your average product reviewers test new products and report on their findings – the products pros and cons, where the manufacturer exceeded expectations or delivered disappointments,” said Hall. “Consumer Reports, TechCrunch, and other product reviewers have always been curious about how products stand up to extreme temperatures, but have failed to take the important quality control step of seeing if you can actually grill the product. We are literally grilling products over a charcoal fire and revealing to everyone on video exactly what happens to these products when they are grilled.”

If you have an idea for a product you’d like to see the Can You Grill It team test on “Can You Grill It?” share your ideas with them by email at CanYouGrillIt@gmail.com, or by posting your ideas on the Can You Grill It Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CanYouGrillIt?) or Twitter page (@CanYouGrillIt).

For more information, visit www.CanYouGrillIt.com.

 

 

About Heath Hall and Brett Thompson

Since founding Pork Barrel BBQ in 2009, Hall and Thompson have become the barbecue industry’s most-watched entrepreneurs and continue to earn support from avid barbecue fans with their top-ranked Pork Barrel BBQ Blog and as the number one most followed BBQ company on twitter (http://www.twitter.com/porkbarrelbbq).

Hall and Thompson have expanded their business from creating BBQ sauces and spice rubs in their home kitchens to selling award-winning BBQ products in over 4,000 stores across America including Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Safeway and Costco. Their inaugural cookbook, the free Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to Tailgating, received praise from food and sports fans across America, and their sauces have won numerous awards and was recently named to the list of Best Sauce in America by Country Living Magazine and one of the “125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine.

In 2011, Pork Barrel BBQ debuted a specialty BBQ-flavored peanut with FERIDIES, added Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard BBQ Sauce to their line of sauces, introduced the world’s first barbeque scented fragrance – Que, continued to earn top awards on the professional barbecue circuit, and opened the first Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. In the first quarter of 2012, the company has debuted Pork Barrel BBQ Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce, made an appearance on a follow-up segment of ABC’s Shark Tank, and now debuts the “Can You Grill It” YouTube video series.

For more information about Pork Barrel BBQ, visit www.porkbarrelbbq.com and read about their latest updates and adventures on Facebook, Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq) and the company’s blog.

 

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 products one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub were carried in over 1,000 stores in 40 states. 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. Since then, the team has won multiple awards, including the 2011 Perdue National Chicken Championship, the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in 2011, the “Chinet People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis in May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades as well as having their Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine in November 2010. For more information, visit http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq).

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Pork Barrel BBQ Launches “Can You Grill It?” Series by Grilling Apple’s New iPad

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 25, 2012

Media Contact: Jennifer Brand – (202) 731-2114

jbrand@brandsolutionsgroup.com

Americas Fastest Growing BBQ Company Launches “Can You Grill It?” Video Series

Pork Barrel BBQ Debuts First Episode Featuring Apple’s New iPad

Click here to view video: << http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9qLwYjZo8U >>


Washington, D.C. (April 24, 2012) – Pork Barrel BBQ, the company who dazzled America’s noses with last summer’s blockbuster hit barbeque-scented fragrance, Que, today debuted a new YouTube video series designed to answer the age old question “Can You Grill It?” (www.CanYouGrillIt.com).  Starting today, the country’s most innovative barbecue industry moguls will be firing up their grill to test the grill-ability of popular consumer products.

From the entrepreneurial minds that brought their national award winning barbecue sauce to ABC’s hit reality show, Shark Tank, comes a new take on viral videos designed for curious epicureans, grilling enthusiasts, tech geeks, fashionistas, pyromaniacs, pitmasters and the everyday guys and gals who enjoy backyard BBQ’s.

Grill masters Heath Hall and Brett Thompson will attempt to satisfy their curiosities by grilling what no sane griller has dared to grill before. The first episode of “Can You Grill It?” features a flame test of Apple’s latest iPad.

“As culinary artists we love to be at the cutting edge of cuisine and with the launch of “Can You Grill It?” we are prepared to take molecular gastronome to the next level,” said Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “To kick the “Can You Grill It?” series off we asked the question on everyone’s mind – Can You Grill a new Apple iPad? –  the hottest product on the market today.”

The first episode of “Can You Grill It?” explores recent consumer issues related to Apple’s new iPad getting too hot to handle. To see if there is any truth to these overheating issues watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9qLwYjZo8U to see the Can You Grill It team test the new iPad’s tendencies to overheat quickly.

“Your average product reviewers test new products and report on their findings – the products pros and cons, where the manufacturer exceeded expectations or delivered disappointments,” said Hall. “Consumer Reports, TechCrunch, Gizmodo and Huffington Post and other product reviewers have always been curious about how products stand up to extreme temperatures, but have failed to take the important quality control step of seeing if you can actually grill the product. We are literally grilling products over a charcoal fire and revealing to everyone on video exactly what happens to these products when they are grilled.”

If you have an idea for a product you’d like to see the Can You Grill It team test on “Can You Grill It?” share your ideas with them by email at CanYouGrillIt@gmail.com, or by posting your ideas on the Can You Grill It Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CanYouGrillIt?) or Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/CanYouGrillIt) page.

For more information, visit www.CanYouGrillIt.com.

 

 

Can You Grill It?

Pork Barrel BBQ Can You Grill It

Samsung Galaxy Android Tablet 10.1

Watch it melt into a completely unrecognizable mess of molten metal and plastic… more FIRE! at http://www.canyougrillit.com

Can You Grill It? Compare Reviews of Samsung Galaxy Tab vs Apple iPad? Don’t try to grill this on your Weber grill! No need for an iGrill to figure out if this Samsung is ready to eat!

Apple New iPad

Heat Issues? We ask the question Can You Grill The Apple New iPad? Apple iPad overheating? Retina Display Burns Longer? Would new iPad liquid metal make a difference?

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Pork Barrel BBQ Counters PETA Tofurky, TX Challenge – Offers $1,000 to Turkey, Texas Charities if Town Changes Name to “Barbecue, Texas” for 16 Hours

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 18, 2011

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Brand   (202) 731-2114

jbrand@brandsolutionsgroup.com

Pork Barrel BBQ Counters PETA Tofurky, TX Challenge

Offers $1,000 to Turkey, Texas Charities if Town Changes Name to “Barbecue, Texas” for 16 Hours

Americans Can Cast Their Vote in Favor of #TofurkyTX or #BarbecueTX at http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com/vote

Washington, D.C. (November 18, 2011) – In response to the open letter from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman calling on Turkey, Texas to change its name to Tofurky, Texas co-founders of Pork Barrel BBQ, the nation’s fastest-growing barbecue sauce company, have presented Pat Carson, the Mayor of Turkey, Texas with an appetizing offer to temporarily change the town’s name to “Barbecue, Texas.”

Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, widely recognized for creating the award-winning all-American BBQ sauce and spice rub company and their reality TV show appearances on ABC’s Shark Tank, are offering to fork over $1,000 immediately and $5 from every Picnic Pack or Party Pack sold on its website from November 18th through December 10th in exchange for the town changing its name to “Barbecue, Texas” for 16 hours – split evenly between three Turkey, Texas Charities:

1)    Bob Wills Foundation (providing scholarships to local students)

2)    Turkey Restoration Project (restoring Turkey, Texas school)

3)    Turkey All Volunteer Ambulance and Fire Department

“It’s not that we have a beef with PETA,” said Thompson. “We like BBQ veggies as much as the next person. We’re just not sure the people of Texas are ready to embrace Tofu in the shape of a Turkey. We hope that folks will join us in pledging to support the people of Turkey, Texas via donations to these charities. In the spirit of democracy, we think the American people should have the opportunity to cast their vote in support of Barbecue or Tofurky.”

Americans – carnivores and vegetarians alike – can cast a vote in support of Turkey, Texas temporarily changing its name to either Barbecue, Texas or Tofurky, Texas in an online poll at http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com/vote or on Twitter by tweeting #TofurkyTX or #BarbecueTX to @peta and @porkbarrelbbq.

According to Hall, a respected pitmaster in the competition barbecue circuit, the temporary name change would occur for 16 hours, the approximate amount of time it takes to properly smoke a Texas brisket.

“As we approach Thanksgiving the great people of Texas have a lot of things to be thankful for, including access to some of the best slow smoked barbecue in the world,” added Hall. “If barbecue can claim to have a power, it is the power to bring people together and we hope our efforts to raise funds for these worthwhile charities will do just that.”

For more information, visit the Pork Barrel BBQ website www.porkbarrelbbq.com and read about their latest updates and adventures on Facebook, Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq) and the company’s blog.

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 products one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub were carried in over 1,000 stores in 40 states. 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. Since then, the team has won multiple awards, including the 2011 Perdue National Chicken Championship, the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in 2011, the “Chinet People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis in May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades as well as having their Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine in November 2010. For more information, visit http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebookand Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq).

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Tofurky, Texas or Barbecue, Texas? You Decide!

On Monday, Tracy Reiman, Executive Vice President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a letterto Turkey, Texas Mayor Pat Carson asking him to rename his town “Tofurky” for Thanksgiving in exchange for a “delicious, healthy vegan holiday feast for all the town’s residents.”

In case you are wondering what Tofurky is, it is “a savory, flavorful, “meaty” vegan entrée with wild-rice and bread-crumb stuffing that is 100 percent cruelty-free,” according to Reiman. Pork Barrel BBQsupports the right of PETA members and vegans to enjoy Tofurky this Thanksgiving, but we believe it is more in line with Texan culinary heritage for the people of Turkey to celebrate by firing up their smokers and serving their friends and family smoked turkey and brisket at this years Thanksgiving feast.

In response to the open letter from Reiman calling on Turkey, Texas to change its name to Tofurky, Texas we presented Mayor Carson, with an appetizing offer to temporarily change his town’s name to “Barbecue, Texas.” We are offering to fork over $1,000 immediately and $5 from the sale of every Picnic Pack or Party Pack sold on our website from November 19th through December 10th in exchange for the town changing its name to “Barbecue, Texas” for 16-hours, the approximate time it takes to properly cook a Texas brisket.  The proceeds raised will be split evenly between three Turkey, Texas Charities:

1)    Bob Wills Foundation (providing scholarships to local students)

2)    Turkey Restoration Project (restoring Turkey, Texas school)

3)    Turkey, Texas All Volunteer Ambulance and Fire Department

Americans – carnivores and vegetarians alike – can cast a vote below in support of Turkey, Texas temporarily changing its name to either “Barbecue, Texas” or “Tofurky, Texas.”  The polls are open!

 

Snowbardi Trophy – Super Bowl Weber BBQ Trophy

BEHOLD – the Snowbardi Trophy – another amazing photo from our friend Jasper Saunders!! Check our his Pork Barrel BBQ Grillman from last year -http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/the-most-awesome-snowman-pork-barrel-bbq-grillman-by-jasper-saunders-and-family/

I think he’s an engineer by profession – but clearly an ARTISTE!!!

Lombardi Snow Trophy

Snowbardi BBQ Trophy – Super Bowl

 

Horse in a Pickup Truck – Dressed Like a Reindeer – Hard Times Cafe

Reindeer Horse in a Pickup Truck.  The things you find while driving around shopping for Christmas – like a Horse in a Pickup Truck Dressed Like a Reindeer in front of the Hard Times Cafe!  Great award winning chili recipes at Hard Times, and they have a cool sense of humor too!