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

Pork Barrel BBQ Takes Home Another Big Win at One of Nation’s Largest Food Festivals

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June 28, 2010

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Brand

(202) 731-2114

jbrand@brandsolutionsgroup.com

 

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

Washington, DC (June 28, 2010) – Pork Barrel BBQ was awarded the People’s Choice Award for Best BBQ Sauce for their new Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet 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.

This is the second consecutive year Pork Barrel BBQ has won a major award for its sauce at this national competition.  The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition Team’s first contest was the Safeway National BBQ Battle in 2009 where they walked away with two trophies – Second Place in the “Nations Best BBQ Sauce Contest” for its Original Sauce and Fourth Place for their pulled pork in the Memphis In May portion of the contest.

This year, Pork Barrel BBQ’s Sweet Sauce claimed the prestigious People’s Choice Award.  In just one year since 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 1,000 stores in 40 states, and preparations are underway for opening a restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia this fall.

Pork Barrel BBQ Team

Pork Barrel BBQ Team

“We are very excited at the reaction to our new sweet bbq sauce and humbled to win the Safeway National Capital BBQ Battle People’s Choice Award for Best BBQ Sauce,” said Brett Thompson, co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ.  “It is especially exciting that people nationwide can try this award winning sweet sauce for themselves, including at Safeway, Whole Foods, Schnucks, Harris Teeter and Cost Plus World Market.”

“I worked hard in my kitchen creating the Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet Sauce to be the perfect balance of brown sugar, molasses and honey with the perfect smokin’ kick,” said Heath Hall, President, co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ.  “The fact that our Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet was voted by the people as the best BBQ sauce in a blind taste test competition against world champion bbq’ers is a real honor.”

The 2010 National Capital Barbecue Battle and People’s Choice sauce competition included some of the biggest and best bbq’ers in the nation, including bbq celebrities Tuffy Stone with Cool Smoke and Myron Mixon of Jack’s Old South, both of TLC’s BBQ Pittmasters, and Mike Richter of Chix, Swine and Bovine.

Other Pork Barrel BBQ sauces have been awarded prestigious recognitions, including the Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard Sauce, which placed seventh in the Mustard Sauce contest at the Memphis in May contest last month.

The Safeway BBQ Battle included over 60 teams from across the country competing in American’s National BBQ Championship with judges from both the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) and Memphis in May bbq credentials.

For more information about the Pork Barrel BBQ sauces, 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 or connect with Pork Barrel BBQ Facebook, Twitter and the company’s blog.

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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

 

Pork Barrel BBQ to appear on Fox News show Fox & Friends this Memorial Day Weekend – Sunday, May 30 at 7 am-11 am

Pork Barrel BBQ will be on the hit Fox News show Fox & Friends Live this Sunday (May 30) in New York City from 7am – 11am EST smoking and grilling some of our favorite Memorial Day and summer BBQ foods.   We will be sharing our award winning recipes and using our Pork Barrel BBQ sauce and Barbeque Dry Rub.  We hope you’ll tune in!Here are some photos from our last adventure on Fox & Friends in 2009!

Here’s the Pork Barrel BBQ team (Mango Mike, Bill Blackburn, our incredible distributor Tim Ashman, Brett and Heath) with Fox & Friends Alisyn Camerota, Clayton Morris, Dave Briggs and Rick Reichmuth !
Here we are filming one of our segments – they are trying our award winning Pork Barrel BBQ!
We arrived at midnight the evening before filming to check out Times Square – here’s the Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant group – Brett, Bill, Heath (is that a Pat Green shirt?) and Mango Mike!
 

Whole Foods Welcomes Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces to Store Shelves

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May 6, 2010

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Brand

(202) 731-2114

jbrand@brandsolutionsgroup.com

 

Whole Foods Welcomes Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces to Store Shelves

 

Washington, DC (May 6, 2010) – Pork Barrel BBQ today announced Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI) is now stocking their shelves with its award-winning BBQ sauce in their Mid-Atlantic Region. Grocery shoppers and BBQ lovers can now find Pork Barrel BBQ products in Whole Foods stores in Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia & Washington, D.C.

Starting with the 2010 BBQ season, customers can purchase Pork Barrel BBQ Original and Sweet BBQ Sauce at their local Whole Foods and enjoy both the taste and quality of the award-winning sauces. 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.

“Having the opportunity to sell our Pork Barrel BBQ sauces in Whole Foods less than one year after deciding to distribute our products in retail outlets beyond our website is incredible, “said Heath Hall, co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “We put a lot of time, thought and careful consideration into what ingredients we use in our products and are pleased that Whole Foods shares and appreciates our dedication to high quality food products.”

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. 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 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.

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Pork Barrel BBQ founders Heath Hall and Brett Thompson to Guest Host Northern Virginia Magazine “Grill Warren” Chat with Warren Rojas

Pork Barrel BBQ founders Heath Hall and Brett Thompson have been invited to guest host the Northern Virginia Magazine “Grill Warren” Chat at 11 am on Thursday, May 6, 2010.  We are so grateful to Warren Rojas, Dining Editor of Northern Virginia Magazine, for inviting us to guest host, and we hope to make him proud – so feel free to ask us any question about BBQ, business, Barbara Corcoran and our experience on the ABC Mark Burnett Reality Show Shark Tank – click here!

NOVA Magazine Chat

 

Schnucks Shelves Stocked with Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce and Rub

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May 5, 2010

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Brand

(202) 731-2114

jbrand@brandsolutionsgroup.com

 

Schnucks Shelves Stocked with Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce and Rub

Just in Time for BBQ Season, Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Rub Available In Over 100 Schnucks Stores

Washington, DC (May 5, 2010) – Pork Barrel BBQ today announced that all Schnucks Markets are now carrying their award-winning BBQ sauces and spice rub. Grocery shoppers and BBQ lovers can now find Pork Barrel BBQ products in the over 100 Schnucks stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Mississippi.

BBQ lovers, home cooks and veteran chefs alike are fond of Pork Barrel BBQ and its founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, who were featured on ABC’s hit television show Shark Tank. This BBQ season, Hall and Thompson are proud to announce their BBQ sauces and spice rub are available in Schnucks Markets, which was recently named 2010 Independent Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters Magazine.

“As a Kirkwood High School and Washington University graduate, nothing makes me more proud than to be carried in Schnucks,” said Brett Thompson, co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “It’s a real honor to have our Pork Barrel BBQ All American Spice Rub and premium Original and Sweet BBQ Sauces available in my home town store.”

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. 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 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.

 

REMINDER: 8th Annual Carpenter’s Shelter Cook-off – April 25th from Noon-3 pm at the Birchmere

Be sure visit Pork Barrel BBQ today at the 8th Annual Carpenter’s Shelter Cook-off – noon-3 pm at The Birchmere! Pulled Pork and Bread Pudding!

Taste of Del Ray

 

Great Music Fog Video of Chatham County Line Singing “Crop Comes In”

Pork Barrel BBQ is proud to be a sponsor of Music Fog– a video blog venture promoting and celebrating the Americana music scene.  Music Fog was at  SXSW last month and packed some Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce and Rub in there bags.  Along the way they recorded some great music videos from some of the best musicians Americana music has to offer.

Check out this great video of Chatham County Line singing “Crop Comes In” and notice the Pork Barrel BBQ products!  Thanks to all of our friends at Music Fog!!!

 

Wagshal’s to Sponsor Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team

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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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How the 4 year old son of Pork Barrel BBQ’s CEO Views the World

I just told my 4 year old son Sawyer  – “It’s final day at the Masters!” He asked back “It’s the last day of BBQ Pitmasters?”

Now that’s a cool kid.

 

I LOVE Pork Barrel BBQ!

I LOVE Pork Barrel BBQ!