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Vote for Your Favorite Quemmercial – Que Barbecue Cologne

Que, an intoxicating bouquet of spices, smoke, meat, and sweet summer sweat, is the latest development in wearable scents and is quickly becoming a hit among meat lovers, grill masters, and backyard BBQ’ers. Learn more at http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com/Que.

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We are thinking big – like maybe someday a Super Bowl commercial, but first we need to know the people’s choice – here is the survey and your contenders:

 

 

Pork Barrel BBQ Competition Team Announces 2011 BBQ Competition Schedule

It is hard to believe how quickly time flies when you’re having fun. 2011 marks the third season the Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team will be competiting in Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), Memphis in May (MIM) and Memphis Barbecue Network (MBN) sanctioned events on the national competition BBQ circuit. We’ll be cooking at some of the most prestigious contests in the country, hitting some first year contests and contests we’ve never cooked at and returning to the site of our first professional contest, the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in 2011.

We are proud to announce that Wagshal’s will once again be the official meat sponsor of the Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team in 2011!!! A big thanks to Bill, Aaron, and Brian for all their support and for providing the highest quality meats in the nation!! Whether you’re a competition BBQ team or a backyard grillmaster check out Wagshal’s for all your meat supplies and don’t forget to try their Iberico Pork (you won’t regret it)!!!!!

Here is the list of contests we plan to attend in 2011 (more may be added as the year goes on). If you are near any of these contests stop by and say hi!!!  Hope to see you all along the BBQ Trail in 2011!!!!

Pork Barrel BBQ Competition Team 2011 Schedule of Contests

April 15-16Capital City Cook-Off (Jefferson City, MO)
April 22-23BBQ Capital Cookoff (Lexington, NC)
May 11-14Memphis in May (Memphis, TN)
May 20-21Middletown BBQ Cook-off (Middletown, DE)
June 3-4Beltway BBQ Showdown (Upper Marlboro, MD)
June 17-18Sedalia Lions MO Blues Cruise & BBQ Fest (Sedalia, MO)
June 25-26Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle (Washington, DC)
July 8-94th Annual Wellsville BBQ Cookoff (Wellsville, MO)
July 29-301st Annual Bluemont BBQ Bash (Bluemont, VA)
August 5-6Laurie Hillbilly BBQ (Laurie, MO)
August 12-1310th Annual Maryland BBQ Bash (Bel Air, MD)
September 2-3Windsor Septemberfest Cookoff (Windsor, MO)
September 9-10Pickin in the Panhandle (Hedgesville, WV)
September 16-17Recovery Fest (Glen Allen, VA)
September 22-24Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-off (Murphysboro, IL)
October 1-2The America Royal (Kansas City, MO)
October 14-15Smoketoberfest BBQ Challenge (Chambersburg, PA)
November 4-5Hog Happnin’ (Shelby, NC)

 

Pork Barrel BBQ & Reser’s Announce Memorial Day Grilling Contest

Pork Barrel BBQ is excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Reser’s to offer 3 lucky winners a BBQ Bonanza Prize Pack featuring Pork Barrel BBQ products, Reser’s products and a Weber Grill.

Are you grilling this Memorial Day weekend?  Post a photo or video and WIN a Weber Grill!!!  We want to see you in grilling action with our products this weekend!

How to Enter:

STEP 1: Like both Reser’s and Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook.

STEP 2: Post a photo or video of your Memorial Day BBQ with our products on our Facebook pages and tag us.

Entries must be made by Tuesday, May 31st to be valid for this contest.  Three winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 1st before noon Pacific Standard Time. Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Blog pages for the names of the three winners.  Good Luck and Good grilling!!!

The Pork Barrel BBQ and Reser’s BBQ Bonanza Prize Pack includes:

Weber One-Touch Silver Charcoal Kettle Grill (First Place)
Weber Smokey Joe Gold Charcoal Grill (Second and Third Place)
Reser’s American Classics Deli Salads (Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad)
Stonemill Kitchens Artichoke Jalapeño Dip
Reser’s Baja Cafe Salsa
Reser’s Rainbow Parfait
Reser’s Baked Beans
4 Beverage Coozies
Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce Collection (Original, Sweet & Mustard BBQ Sauces)
Pork Barrel BBQ All-American Spice Rub

 

Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce Now Available in Mid-Atlantic Costco Wholesale Stores

Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce Now Available in Mid-Atlantic Costco Wholesale Stores

Costco Welcomes Fastest Growing BBQ Sauce Company in America to Shelves In Time For BBQ Season

Pork Barrel BBQ today announced Costco Wholesale Corporation will carry Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce in 15 stores across the Mid-Atlantic region.

Costco stores will be selling twin packs (2-24 ounce bottles) of Pork Barrel BBQ’s national award-winning Original BBQ Sauce. Customers at stores across Virginia and Maryland can now enjoy the BBQ sauce Men’s Health Magazine named as an “essential item” for grocery shopping lists and the Best BBQ Sauce in America.

The stocking of Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce on the shelves is a significant achievement for the Alexandria, VA based company that began in December 2008 with two entrepreneurs selling BBQ sauce and spice rub one bottle at a time out of their basements. Since then, the company has quickly become a national brand with its products available in over 1,300 grocery stores in 40 states.

“The support and encouragement Costco provides small businesses like Pork Barrel BBQ is almost unheard of in the grocery industry,” said Brett Thompson, CEO and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “Thanks to Costco we’ve been able to move from a regional BBQ sauce brand to the fastest growing BBQ sauce brand in America.”

After discovering Pork Barrel BBQ on ABC’s Shark Tank, Costco became one of the earliest retail supporters to give Pork Barrel BBQ the opportunity to introduce its line of gourmet BBQ products to a national consumer audience through its Road Show program.

“Having our BBQ sauce on the shelves of Costco stores is a dream come true,” said Heath Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “A little over 2 years ago we were a two-man operation with a vision to create a great tasting and healthy BBQ sauce that everyone from the backyard BBQ’er to the veteran pitmaster could enjoy and afford. Thanks to Costco, hundreds of thousands of consumers will have the opportunity to make this summers BBQ season even better with Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce!”

A complete list of store locations in the Mid-Atlantic region that are selling Pork Barrel BBQ sauce is below. To find locations where Pork Barrel BBQ products are sold, visit the company’s store locator and online interactive map at: http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/store-locations/.

Locations Carrying Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce

Costco 204 (Fairfax) – 4725 W. Ox Rd. – Fairfax, VA 22030
Costco 214 (Beltsville) – 10925 Baltimore Ave. – Beltsville, MD 20705
Costco 218 (Sterling) – 21398 Price Cascades Plaza – Sterling, VA 20164
Costco 225 (Manassas) – 10701 Sudley Manor Dr. – Manassas, VA 20109
Costco 227 (Newington-Springfield) – 7373 Boston Blvd. – Springfield, VA 22153
Costco 233 (Pentagon City) – 1200 South Fern St. – Arlington, VA 22202
Costco 239 (Winchester) – 251 Front Royal Pike – Winchester, VA 22602
Costco 330 (Frederick) – 10 Monocacy Blvd. – Frederick, MD 21701
Costco 334 (Chantilly) – 14390 Chantilly Crossing Ln. – Chantilly, VA 20151
Costco 337 (Leesburg) – 1300 Edwards Ferry Rd. – Leesburg, VA 20176
Costco 340 (Fredericksburg) – 3102 Plank Rd. #600 – Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Costco 626 (Potomac Mills) – 2700 Potomac Mills Cir. Ste 200 – Woodbridge, VA 22192
Costco 1039 (Brandywine) – 16006 Crain Highway SE – Brandywine, MD 20613
Costco 1078 (Woodmore Town Center) – 2400 Five Lees Lane – Lanham, MD 20706
Costco 1089 (Chesterfield Relocation) – 1401 Mall Dr. – Richmond, VA 23235

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 1,300 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 “People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis and May and Kansas City Barbecue Society 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.

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VOTE FOR PORK BARREL BBQ For Best BBQ in DC in the Washington City Papers Best of DC Reader’s Poll!!!

Friends and fans of Pork Barrel BBQ we need your help!!! Pork Barrel BBQ has been nominated for Best BBQ in DC in the Washington City Papers Best of DC Reader’s Poll!!!

We need your VOTE to have our National Award Winning Pork Barrel BBQ named Best BBQ in DC in the Washington City Papers Best of DC Reader’s Poll.

Click on the link below to VOTE Pork Barrel BBQ the Best BBQ in DC!!! Thanks for all your support!!!!!  The Polls close March 15th at 11:59PM so Vote soon!!!

We’d also love to get your support in telling D.C. who to follow on Twitter in 2011. We’ve got over 28,200 followers on Twitter and are looking to get to 30,000 this spring!! If you’re on Twitter cut and past the following message into a Twitter message to vote for Pork Barrel BBQ as a can’t miss D.C. Twitter follow!!

I vote @porkbarrelbbq for #bestdctwitter in @wcp’s #bestofdc twitter poll!

Thanks!!!!

 

Meet Art Richey – Pork Barrel BBQ’s New Media & ‘Cue-mmunications Contributor

We are thrilled to introduce the newest member of the Pork Barrel BBQ family, Art Richey. Art is joining Pork Barrel BBQ as a Media & ‘Cue-mmunications Contributor.

Art Richey – Pork Barrel BBQ Media & ‘Cue-mmunications Contributor

 

Art is a lifelong ‘cue connoisseur from a state that knows a thing or two about BBQ – the Great state of Alabama! Growing up in Northwest Alabama, Art did not have to travel far from home to develop his palate for pork. BBQ Mecca, Memphis, TN, is just a few hours up the road from Art’s childhood home and he and his family would embark on frequent weekend getaways during his childhood to fulfill their craving for the dry rub delicacy of Memphis BBQ. Art is definitely proud of growing up in North Alabama and brags about the deliciousness of his region’s famous “white” sauce: a mayonnaise-based barbecue sauce made famous by his favorite BBQ joint, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, AL. (We’ve got our fingers crossed that our new Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant will come in a close second to his love for Big Bob Gibson’s!!) A fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Art and his dad shared the routines of most Bama fans across the country – Dreamland BBQ became a necessary stop before heading to Bryant-Denny Stadium for a great day of Alabama football.  The rumor in the Richey family is that as a baby, Art could finish a half slab of Dreamland ribs before he was able to say Roll Tide!

While Art’s upbringing showcases an impressive exposure to some of BBQ’s finniest establishments, Art is more notably known for his study of swine while a student at Birmingham-Southern College. In January 2009, Art and three of his fraternity brothers embarked on an academic road trip across the South to eat, analyze, study and write about the world of BBQ through food and travel writing. (Why again didn’t we attend Birmingham-Southern College – college credit for eating BBQ? That is a questions we’ll take to our graves.) This independent study, which was Art’s brainchild, took the “Southern BBQ Boys” to 21 restaurants in 5 states over the period of 18 days. Their study drew the attention of national media outlets, including Fox News and the Associated Press. While hours of BBQ knowledge was absorbed on this journey, Art’s obsession with BBQ is just getting started and he feels it will strengthen as he works to attain a level of BBQ wisdom that would rival any PhD of Pork.

Art will be posting regularly on his experiences as the “captain” of the Southern BBQ Boys and what he took away from their journey.  Topics will include the best BBQ spots in the South, what separates a great BBQ joint from a good one, and how to properly organize a BBQ road trip, among other things. In addition to providing his insights and recommendations for the road travelers across the globe, Art will be sharing his insights and experiences as he works to learn more about BBQ: cooking techniques, the history and cultural impact, evolution of BBQ in the 21st century, how to choose the right meat, cooking in your first BBQ contest, and much, much more.

Please join us in welcoming Art to the Pork Barrel BBQ family as our new Media & ‘Cue-mmunications Contributor!

 

ABC TV’s Shark Tank Winners Team Up to Create “Shark Attack Gift Pack”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 11, 2010

Media Contact: Jennifer Brand
(202) 731-2114
jbrand@brandsolutionsgroup.com

ABC TV’s Shark Tank Winners Team Up to Create “Shark Attack Gift Pack”

Pork Barrel BBQ and Grill Charms Collaborate on the Holiday’s Hottest Grilling Gift Set

Washington, DC (November 11 , 2010) – Five of the most recognized entrepreneurs from ABC’s hit reality television show Shark Tank are teaming up to provide shoppers this seasons hottest grilling gift set. Renowned venture capitalists and “Sharks” Barbara Corcoran and Robert Herjavec, along with Shark Tank entrepreneurs Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, co-founders of Pork Barrel BBQ, and Leslie Haywood, founder of Charmed Life Products, are collaborating to make the “Shark Attack Gift Pack” available online exclusively at www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com and www.grillcharms.com.

Included in the exclusive “Shark Attack Gift Pack” are bottles of Pork Barrel BBQ’s award-winning Original and Sweet BBQ Sauces and All American Spice Rub and a box of Grill Charms™, the hottest grilling accessory of the season.

Haywood, a stay-at-home mom turned entrepreneur from South Carolina, created Grill Charms™ and is receiving accolades for the unique meat accessory from business-savvy leaders like Donny Deutsch and top media outlets including the “Everyday with Rachael Ray” Magazine, Women Entrepreneur, Parenting Magazine, and Inc.

“This is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys outdoor entertaining and grilling,” said Haywood, President of Charmed Life Products. “I am thrilled to be teaming up with two of the most respected entrepreneurs in the BBQ industry to provide this ‘Shark Attack Gift Pack’ to grillers everywhere.”

Pork Barrel BBQ is the fastest-growing barbecue sauce company in America and has quickly become the preferred choice of the backyard BBQ’er. Pork Barrel BBQ has developed a reputation in the food industry as a company that creates award-winning products that repeatedly best competition at barbecue contests across the country. Their Original and Sweet BBQ Sauces are consistently ranked number one, currently holding the prestigious title as the 2010 Chinet People’s Choice winner for Best Sauce and most recently ranked by Men’s Health Magazine as one of the “125 Best Foods for Men” and the nations Best BBQ Sauce.

“Pork Barrel BBQ has experienced tremendous success since diving into the Shark Tank. We’re thrilled to join forces with Leslie and Grill Charms to offer the ‘Shark Attack Gift Pack’, this holiday seasons hottest gift for grilling enthusiasts, tailgaters, and barbecuers across America,” said Heath Hall, President of Pork Barrel BBQ.

Corcoran, a New York real estate mogul and business expert, invested in Pork Barrel BBQ on Shark Tank. “I knew these guys were on to something big – BBQ is one of the fastest growing segments of the food industry and I like watching my investments grow, and it’s especially nice to know they are teaming up with Leslie of Grill Charms, another great Shark Tank entrepreneur, to provide grillers a great holiday gift pack at a great price,” said Corcoran.

The “Shark Attack Gift Pack” is available for $49.95 exclusively at www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com and www.GrillCharms.com and includes:
• Two 12-ounce bottles of Pork Barrel BBQ’s award-winning Original BBQ Sauce
• Two 12-ounce bottles of Pork Barrel BBQ’s award-winning Sweet BBQ Sauce
• Two 4.5ounce jars of Pork Barrel BBQ’s All American Spice Rub
• 1 box of 6 Grill Charms by Charmed Life

Herjavec, one of the worlds leading Internet security experts, invested in Grill Charms™ on Shark Tank. “Grill Charms and Pork Barrel BBQ are two of Shark Tank’s brightest stars,” said Herjavec. “For the millions of viewers anticipating the new season of Shark Tank, I promise you it is going to be another great season of amazing entrepreneurs and we’ve added businessman and comedian Jeff Foxworthy, and Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban as Sharks. It’s going to be a great season!”

For more information about the “Shark Attack Gift Pack” and the contributing entrepreneurs, visit www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com and www.GrillCharms.com. For the latest on ABC’s Shark Tank, visit http://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/about-the-show.

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 38 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 “People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis and May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades. For more information, visit www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter @PorkBarrelBBQ.

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Pork Barrel BBQ Offers Nation FREE Digital Tailgating Guide

FREE Tailgating Guide – Pork Barrel BBQ is proud to offer BBQ and football fans across the nation a copy of our inaugural cookbook, the Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to Tailgating, free of charge.  Our guide to tailgating is filled with award winning recipes and grilling tips that will ensure your next tailgate party gets you inducted into the Tailgating Hall of Fame!!

Pork Barrel BBQ was founded in December 2008 at the peak of the economic crisis and thanks to the loyal support of our customers we’ve been able to grab a piece of the American Dream.  We are offering the Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to Tailgating free of charge during these economically difficult days as a way of saying “Thank You” for helping us go from a company selling sauce out of our houses and online at http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com to one that now sells our BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub in over 1,000 stores in 38 states.

Click the image below to download your free copy of the Guide to Tailgating and you’ll be grilling like a pro in no time!  Want to be on the list for more free recipes and BBQ tips?  Click here to join our mailing list.

Tailgating Guide Pork Barrel BBQ
 

Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce Named One of the 125 Best Foods for Men by Men’s Health Magazine

Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce Named One of the 125 Best Foods for Men by Men’s Health Magazine

Sauce Beats Thousands of Barbecue Sauce Options for #1 Ranking

Best BBQ Sauce - Pork Barrel BBQ

Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 20, 2010

In recent months Men’s Health (http://www.menshealth.com/bestfoods/at-the-grocery.php#tab387) magazine has been searching grocery store shelves across the country in pursuit of a healthy shopping list comprised of the healthiest and tastiest foods for men. After comparing nutrition labels and conducting head-to-head taste tests among top BBQ sauce brands, Men’s Health selected Pork Barrel BBQ (http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com) Original BBQ Sauce as one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men.”

The November 2010 issue of Men’s Health highlights the magazine’s feat of tasting, testing, and ranking thousands of grocery store products to find the healthiest, tastiest foods for men. Of the thousands of commercially available BBQ sauces available, Men’s Health selected Pork Barrel BBQ’s Original BBQ Sauce as an “essential item” for grocery shopping lists.

Earlier this year, taste testers and sauce aficionados with Men’s Health blog (http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/pork-barrel-bbq-sauce-tops-men%e2%80%99s-health-magazine-blog-bottled-bbq-sauce-favorites/) selected Pork Barrel BBQ’s Original BBQ Sauce as their number one go-to grilling favorite.

“Our Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce is made of all natural ingredients with no preservatives and is sure to give the food at your next BBQ the perfect smokin’ kick,” said Heath Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “It is a tremendous honor to have Men’s Health name our BBQ sauce the best BBQ sauce for men and recognize our efforts to produce an all natural and nutritional gourmet BBQ sauce at an affordable price.”

According to Men’s Health, with only 35 calories, <1 gram of protein, and 8 grams of carbs, Pork Barrel BBQ’s Original BBQ Sauce is great slapped, “on chicken just minutes before it comes off the grill for a tangy, smoky flavor.”

Pork Barrel BBQ has quickly become the preferred BBQ sauce for the backyard BBQ’er. Since the company started selling BBQ sauces in 2009, all types of BBQ’ers – from competition smokers to casual grillers – have taken notice of their sensational sauces. Pork Barrel BBQ’s Original and Sweet sauces have taken home numerous top awards from the Kansas City Barbecue Society and Memphis in May competitions, including winning the “People’s Choice” award at the prestigious annual Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in Washington, D.C.

One year after their appearance on the ABC and Mark Burnett reality show Shark Tank, the company has experienced huge growth, and their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub are now carried in over 1,000 stores in 38 states. The first Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant will open in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia later this fall.

People nationwide can try these award winning sauces for themselves by purchasing them local grocery stores such as Safeway, Whole Foods, Savemart, Schnucks, Wegmans, Harris Teeter, and Bloom. To find stores near you that carry Pork Barrel BBQ products, visit the online store locator and interactive map at http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/store-locations (http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/store-locations).

For recipes and BBQ tips, visit http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/recipe (http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/recipe).

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 38 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 “People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis and May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades. For more information, visit http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com (http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com)] or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/porkbarrelbbq) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/porkbarrelbbq).

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Whole Foods Adds Pork Barrel BBQ All American Spice Rub to Grocery Shelves

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 18, 2010

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Brand

(202) 731-2114

jbrand@brandsolutionsgroup.com

Whole Foods Adds Pork Barrel BBQ Spice Rub to Grocery Shelves

Washington, DC (October 18, 2010) – Pork Barrel BBQ today announced Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI) has now added Pork Barrel BBQ All American Spice Rub to join the Award Winning Pork Barrel BBQ Original and Sweet BBQ Sauces to their shelves in their Mid-Atlantic Region. Grocery shoppers and BBQ lovers can now find Pork Barrel BBQ rub in Whole Foods stores in Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia & Washington, D.C.

Just in time for the holiday season, customers can purchase Pork Barrel BBQ All American Spice Rub at their local Whole Foods and enjoy both the taste and quality of the award-winning rub and sauce. Whole Foods selected Pork Barrel BBQ because the company and its premium BBQ products align with Whole Food’s commitment to offering the highest quality and least processed foods.  The All American Spice rub can be found in the spice aisle, right next to Old Bay seasoning.

Ways to Use the All American Spice Rub / Dry Rub

Pork Barrel BBQ’s All American Spice Rub / Dry Rub is a special dry rub blend of herbs and spices that is sure to provide a distinctive flavor to all your meals – both on and off the grill. Its an amazing dry rub for ribs – but don’t just reach for our All American Spice Rub when you’re looking for a rib rub; try it with vegetables, dips, sauces, and in drinks. We hope you will experiment with our All American Spice Rub and share with us the ways you have found to enjoy the product.

The following are ways that Pork Barrel BBQ fans have used the rub:

• It is great as a dry rub for meats, poultry and fish. It marries well with beef, pork, lamb and chicken. Bring the meat to room temperature, coat the meat with olive oil, rub on a generous amount of the spice mix and cook as you normally would on your grill, in your smoker, on your stove, or in your oven.

• If you like Bloody Mary’s, then wet the lip of the glass and use our spice mix instead of salt to rim the drink.
• Spice up your nachos by adding our spice mix to your cheese prior to melting.
• Sprinkle the spice mix on a salad and then mix a small amount with olive oil as a bread dip to eat with the salad.
• If you like pumkpin seeds, try using our spice mix instead of the recommended spices.
• For a new taste to your morning eggs, use the spice mix instead of salt and pepper.
• As a popcorn topping, simply sprinkle on top of a fresh bowl of popcorn.
• On sushi (no joke – someone emailed us a note that they LOVE this), mix with soy sauce as an alternative to wasabi.

For recipes and BBQ tips, visit http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/recipe. To find locations where Pork Barrel BBQ products are sold, visit the company’s store locator and online interactive map at: http://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. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub are now 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 “People’s Choice” award for best bbq sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis and May and Kansas City Barbecue Society bbq competition accolades. For more information, visit www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com.

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