News Of The Weird


Awesome Photos of Panic in DC Caused by Upcoming Winter Storms!

I just returned from Target in Alexandria, Virginia to stock up for the big winter storms.  I wanted to share some early photos of the panic surrounding the DC Winter Blizzard of 2009 – maybe they’ll call it the DC THUNDER BLIZZARD OF 2009!  I thought it might be useful to have some good winter boots and went to the boot aisle at Target only to find:

No Boots for You!  Washington D.C. has run out of snow boots!

No Boots for You! Washington D.C. has run out of snow boots!

I guess its ok that I couldn’t find any boots, since they also didn’t have any carts!

Dc Residents Stocking Up on Shopping Carts Just in Case

DC Residents Stocking Up on Shopping Carts Just in Case!

I’m sure there will be much more fun to be had watching the Washington D.C. reaction to the storm – I’m just thankful that if the power goes out, I have 50 cases of BBQ sauce in the basement to keep my family fed!  Be careful out there!


Grant Random TV at the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Check out the latest video from our buddies Ben and Grant – we even make a cameo appearance in this one. The video is of the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival that Pork Barrel BBQ participated in last week.

All we can say about this video is that Grant is hilarious and as always Ben has put together a professional quality video.

Check it out now!!!


Did Someone Say BBQ Cakes?!?!?!?

We spend all of our time thinking about BBQ, dry rubs, and bbq grills – but BBQ cakes?  Uh…no.  Check out these amazing creations by the fine folks at Cake Wrecks.  Here is a sneak peak that might make you hungry for BBQ (or not…)!
Pretty cool huh?  Now check this one out – this one, not so much…

Shopping Cart Grill

Shopping Cart Grill
We recently received an email from one of Pork Barrel BBQ’s biggest fans asking us if we’d use the method of grilling shown in the picture to the left. I’m pretty certain that I can speak for both of us when I say – I don’t think so. However, with that being said, here are a few points we’d make for the aspiring shopping cart griller.

First, although we have never attempted to grill on a shopping cart grill we do commend you for your creativity. We understand as well as anyone that when you get the itch to grill the only thing that can stop that itch is to grill. I suppose there might be times when this itch occurs at a time that you don’t have access to a more typical grill choice like a Weber, hence the reason you’ve got to reach for the shopping cart grill.

Second, if one does decide to grill on a shopping cart grill we believe the person grilling in this picture has gotten it right. We would advise against using a direct grilling method where you put meat or vegetables directly on the cart – always use a pan or stick as demonstrated in this picture to avoid direct contact with the shopping cart. If possible, you might want to give the shopping cart grill a good cleaning before you christen it with its inaugural grilling session.

Third, it is probably advisable to remove all plastic from the cart before you begin to grill. Notice in this picture that there is still plastic attached to the handle and seat. Assuming the fire gets hot enough the individuals dining on this griller’s dish might get the unpleasant surprise of some melted plastic in their meal. Better to be safe than sorry so take the five minutes needed to remove all plastic before use.

So if you’ve got the itch to grill and you find yourself in a pinch without a more conventional grill choice and you happen to have a shopping cart handy you might be able to scratch that itch away. With that being said, we here at Pork Barrel BBQ would advise against it and suggest you just wait until you get back home and use the more conventional options.

If you’ve got funny or interesting pictures of grills or other BBQ tools send them to us at and we’ll post them on the blog.