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Pork Barrel BBQ Wins 2014 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle

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June 25, 2014

Media Contacts: Heath Hall – porkbarrelbbq@porkbarrelbbq.com

Pork Barrel BBQ Wins 2014 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle

Grand Champion Competition BBQ Team Qualifies to Compete at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue Invitational and Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue

Washington, DC (June 25, 2014) – The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team has been crowned the Grand Champion of the 2014 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle. As winner of the only barbecue championship in Washington, D.C. sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society the team receives an automatic invitation to two of the most prestigious contests on the professional barbecue competition circuit – the American Royal World Series of Barbecue KC Masterpiece Invitational Contest in Kansas City, Missouri and the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

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“It is always an honor to win a Grand Championship, but to win a contest like the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle with such a strong field of teams in our own backyard is as good as it gets,” said Heath Hall, co-founder and President of Pork Barrel BBQ. “If it weren’t for our amazing sponsors Reser’s Fine Foods, ICEHOLE Coolers, Butcher BBQ, East Coast Smokin’ Wood and Meyer Natural Angus, we wouldn’t be able to compete on the highest level of competition barbecue.”

“It’s a huge honor to be named Grand Champion at the Safeway Barbecue Battle for the second time in four years,” said Brett Thompson, co-founder and CEO of Pork Barrel BBQ. “It is especially meaningful to win in our hometown where we founded our barbecue sauce company and opened the Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant.”

Over 100,000 people attended the 22nd annual Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in Washington, DC during the two-day competition on June 21st and 22nd. The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition Team competed against multiple current and former world champion barbecue teams in this year’s contest including Tuffy Stone’s Cool Smoke, Myron Mixon’s Jack’s Old South and Johnny Trigg’s Smokin Triggers. In addition to being named Grand Champion, the team also won the Perdue Sizzlin Chicken National Chicken Championship and took third place in the National Pork Championship.

This is the sixth consecutive year the Pork Barrel BBQ Competition Team has competed in the  Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle. There is extra meaning to this competition for Hall and Thompson as it marked the first contest they competed in as Pork Barrel BBQ in 2009 and was the site of their first Grand Championship in 2011. It is also the contest that helped launch their line of national award-winning BBQ sauces when they entered their favorite homemade BBQ Sauce in the contests 2009 “Nations Best BBQ Sauce Contest” and won Second Place. A year later, in 2010, their Sweet BBQ Sauce was named the event’s “Chinet People’s Choice” award winner for best BBQ sauce.

The sauce company’s co-founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, are recognized as two of the most creative and entrepreneurial minds in barbecue. Since their appearance on ABC’s hit reality TV show Shark Tank in 2009, they have expanded their business from creating BBQ sauces and spice rubs in their home kitchens to selling their national award-winning BBQ products in more than 5,000 stores in the United States, Canada and Europe including Safeway, Costco, Menards, Whole Foods, Giant, The Fresh Market, Kroger, Albertsons, and Giant Eagle. Their BBQ sauces have been named the Supreme BBQ Sauce in America by Cook’s Illustrated magazine, Best BBQ Sauce in America by Men’s Health magazine and One of the Best BBQ Sauces in America by Country Living magazine and they have been named to the list of Best New BBQ Pit Masters and Grill Geniuses by Food & Wine magazine.

In addition to producing award-winning BBQ sauces and rubs the company is the maker of Que Cologne – the world’s first Eau de Barbeque, operate the Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia and their inaugural cookbook, the free Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to Tailgating, received praise from food and sports fans across America. They continue to earn support from avid barbecue fans with their top-ranked Pork Barrel BBQ Blog and as the most followed BBQ company on twitter (http://www.twitter.com/porkbarrelbbq).

For more information, visit the Pork Barrel BBQ website http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com and read about their latest updates and adventures on Facebook, Twitter 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 dozens of awards, including the 2012 Sam’s Club National Barbecue Championship in Pleasantville, NJ, the 2011 and 2014 Perdue National Chicken Championships, the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in 2011 and 2014, 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 the Supreme BBQ Sauce by Cook’s Illustrated magazine and Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health magazine. For more information, visit www.porkbarrelbbq.com and follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq).

 

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BBQ Voters to Pick the President with Straw Poll

Key Remaining Undecided Group Will Decide the Outcome of the 2012 Presidential Election at www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com/PickThePrez

Pick The Prez - Homepage Ad

Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 27, 2012 – Washington, D.C.’s Pork Barrel BBQ today announced America’s first of its kind, and indisputably accurate, straw poll that experts believe will predict the outcome of the 2012 Presidential Election. As the campaign’s battle over the remaining undecided voters, political pundits have given a new name to this critical remaining swing voter – The BBQ Voter.

“The BBQ Voter is the key remaining undecided vote in critical swing states like Virginia, Ohio, Florida and North Carolina, and the candidates would be wise to target the BBQ Voter in the remaining days of the election,” said Heath Hall, President of Pork Barrel BBQ, a bipartisan BBQ company.

BBQ’ers across America are encouraged to participate in what could be 2012’s most definitive Presidential Straw Poll that is sure to have both candidates hoping the results show them smoking their competition. Voters will cast their votes through the purchase of BBQ’ers for Obama and BBQ’ers for Romney t-shirts and bumper stickers being sold online at www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com/PickThePrez. Each t-shirt or bumper sticker purchase equals one vote for the candidate. Votes cast in Pork Barrel BBQ’s official BBQ’ers Presidential Straw Poll will be calculated weekly and posted at here.

Political pundits, pollsters and BBQ lovers agree that the 2012 Presidential Election and battle for the Oval Office will be determined by the slimmest of margins. Both President Obama and Governor Romney are either painfully aware that this year’s election is likely to be decided by the undecided American BBQ voter or their numerous stops at barbecue joints across America is just an admission that they love barbecue more than any other American cuisine.

The candidates are encouraged to publically release their favorite barbecue recipes to the voters and eat more barbecue over the final weeks of the Presidential campaign in an attempt to sway the remaining BBQ Voters.

Barbecue has been a common unifier between the American people and politicians since the founding of America. Our first president, George Washington, once noted in his diary that he “went up to Alexandria to a barbecue”. One can only wonder if he was the first person in line for the nation’s first Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant that opened near his homestead in Alexandria in 2011. President Andrew Jackson was known to smoke meats behind his Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee and President Lyndon Johnson served barbecue at his first formal State Dinner and continued to practice “barbecue diplomacy’ throughout his political career.

BBQ’ers who wish to show support for President Obama or Governor Romney are encouraged to purchase BBQ’ers for Obama and BBQ’ers for Romney t-shirts and bumper stickers at www.porkbarrelbbq.com/PickThePrez.

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

Since founding Pork Barrel BBQ in 2008, Heath Hall and Brett 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.

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, The Fresh Market 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 BBQ Sauces 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 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, became Grand Champions on the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, and were recently profiled in Inc. Magazine.

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.

 

Pork Barrel BBQ Coming To Costco In Kansas City & Chicago June 8-10!

Friends, family and fans of Pork Barrel BBQ we need your help! We will be doing Road Shows at two Costco’s this weekend in the Kansas City and Chicago areas and if we do we’ll there is a good chance you may see our products on Midwest Costco shelves. How can you help? Show up and buy some BBQ Sauce and Spice Rub at an amazing price of only $7.99 for a mix and match pack of any combination of three of our Original BBQ Sauce, Sweet BBQ Sauce and All-American Spice Rub. We need your help so please pass along to folks in the Kansas City and Chicago areas you may know!! Thanks for your continued support!

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

Pork Barrel BBQ to Debut National Award-Winning Barbecue Sauce and Spice Rub in Select Midwest Costco Stores This Weekend
Professional Pitmasters and “Shark Tank” Reality Show Entrepreneurs to Showcase Their Popular BBQ Products with Fans at Select Stores in Kansas City and Chicago

Washington, D.C. (June 6, 2012) – The co-founders of Pork Barrel BBQ will be showcasing their national award-winning barbecue sauces and spice rub at Midwest Costco stores in Overland Park, KS and Chicago, IL this weekend. The founders of the fastest-growing barbecue sauce company in America, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, invite Costco members and barbecue lovers to enjoy samples of their popular Pork Barrel BBQ Original and Sweet BBQ Sauces as well as their All-American Spice Rub.

Costco members can purchase a Mix and Match 3-pack of their national award-winning products for the special price of $7.99. Shoppers can choose any combination of three bottles or jars of barbecue sauce and/or spice rub. The nationally known pitmasters will be making appearances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (June 8-10) at the following Costco locations:

Costco Warehouse #369 – 12221 Blue Vallye Parkway, Overland Park, KS 66213

Costco Warehouse #380 – 2746 North Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Widely recognized as the winning entrepreneurs from ABC’s hit reality show Shark Tank, Hall and Thompson are known for their creative and innovative approaches to starting and growing a successful barbecue business. With accolades ranging from Food & Wine Magazine naming the competitive pitmasters to its guide of the “Best BBQ: Pit Masters and Grill Geniuses” to Men’s Health Magazine declaring Pork Barrel BBQ’s Original BBQ Sauce as one of the “125 Best Foods for Men” and Country Living Magazine naming their sauce to the list of “Best Barbecue Sauce in the Country”, stores across the country are eager to put Pork Barrel BBQ products on their shelves.

In 2011, Pork Barrel BBQ debuted a specialty BBQ-flavored peanut with FERIDIES, added Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard BBQ Sauce to their expanding line of barbecue 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 launched Pork Barrel BBQ Carolina Vinegar Sauce, was a featured success story on ABC’s Shark Tank and recently hosted the nation’s first LivingSocial lunchtime pop-up restaurant in Washington, DC.

Since Hall and Thompson founded Pork Barrel BBQ in 2009, they have participated in many of the nation’s most prestigious barbecue competitions across the country including the American Royal Invitational, Memphis in May, Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue, and the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle. The Pork Barrel BBQ pitmasters have accumulated multiple awards and top place finishes including being named the reigning Perdue National Chicken Champions and winning the Chinet People’s Choice Award for best BBQ sauce.

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 – 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.

 

 

Reser’s Selects Top-Rated Competition Barbeque Teams to Sponsor During 2012 Barbecue Season

Reser’s Selects Top-Rated Competition Barbeque Teams Pellet Envy, Pork Barrel BBQ, and Meat, Inc. to Sponsor During 2012 Barbecue Season

Reser’s is sponsoring three competitive barbecue teams: Representing the West Coast is Meat, Inc., winner of numerous People’s Choice awards, the Midwest features Pellet Envy, the 2009 KCBS Team of the Year, and serving as the East Coast representative is Pork Barrel BBQ, creator of the barbecue sauce Men’s Health magazine named the best BBQ sauce in America.

Beaverton, OR (PRWEB) March 14, 2012

‘Que season is officially underway and Reser’s, makers of America’s #1 potato salad, announced today it is sponsoring three competitive barbecue teams: Representing the West Coast is Meat, Inc., winner of numerous People’s Choice awards, the Midwest features Pellet Envy, the 2009 KCBS Team of the Year, and serving as the East Coast representative is Pork Barrel BBQ, creator of the barbecue sauce Men’s Health magazine named the best BBQ sauce in America.

“In addition to sponsoring the Kansas City Barbecue Society’s (KCBS) national BBQ tour, we are joining forces with three top barbecue teams across the country,” says Teresa Carter, category manager. “Barbecue lovers will be able to taste our salads and ‘slaw right alongside mouthwatering barbecue.”

Meat, Inc.
Meat, Inc. is a professional BBQ Team competing primarily in Southern California and Arizona. Finishing a successful 2011 season, Meat, Inc. ranked in the top five percent in chicken and pork rib categories and top 10 percent overall – out of more than 9,000 teams in the country. For more information, visit http://meatinc.blogspot.com/.

Aaron Black, pitmaster, states, “BBQ makes you think of family and friends – just like Reser’s famous potato salad and cole slaw. We look forward to sharing the Reser’s story with barbecue fans around the country this year.”

Pellet Envy
It is only natural that one of the country’s top barbecue competitors hails from Kansas City – a city known for its barbecue. Competing since 2001, Rod Gray, pitmaster has participated in more than 350 events from coast to coast. To date, Pellet Envy has won seventy-seven championships and has ended ten straight seasons as a top nationally ranked team. For more information visit http://www.pelletenvy.com.

Rod Gray states, “There is no star without a great supporting cast. For Pellet Envy, great salads and side dishes from Reser’s are the perfect pairing for our award-winning barbecue. “

Pork Barrel BBQ
Pork Barrel BBQ founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, started the company out of the basement of their houses, selling their award winning BBQ sauce one bottle at a time. Today, their barbecue sauces and spice rub is carried in over 3,000 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. For more information visit http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com.

“Reser’s Fine Foods is as synonymous to the American Dream as potato salad is to a barbecue,” said Heath Hall, president and pitmaster. “We are honored to have Reser’s as a sponsor of the Pork Barrel BBQ competition barbecue team because they helped pave the road for aspiring entrepreneurs who, like them, started in their home with the hope of attaining a piece of the American Dream.”

About Reser’s

Oregon-based Reser’s is the leading North American provider of deli salads, fresh salads, side dishes and prepared foods. Founded in 1950 by Earl and Mildred Reser, the company remains privately owned and operated and committed to providing delicious foods for the supermarket and food service industries. Reser’s employs more than 4,000 people in nearly 20 facilities in the U.S. and Mexico. For more information, visit

 

Pork Barrel BBQ to Appear on ABC’s Shark Tank on Friday, March 9th

Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant to Host Shark Tank Watch Party

Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 05, 2012

Entrepreneurs Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, co-founders of Pork Barrel BBQ, America’s fastest growing barbecue company, will appear on the March 9th episode of ABC’s hit reality show Shark Tank, which airs from 8:00pm to 9:00pm Eastern Standard Time.

To celebrate their success, Hall and Thompson are inviting guests to attend a Shark Tank watch party this Friday night, March 9th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, at their Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant at 2312 Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. Guests are invited to gather for dinner and watch Pork Barrel BBQ’s most recent Shark Tank episode, which will be broadcasting on several high-definition TV’s throughout the restaurant.

Friday’s episode will include an update on the nationwide success of Pork Barrel BBQ and the opening of their first Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant. Since Hall and Thompson entered the Shark Tank and pitched their company to the “Sharks” and landed an investment deal with New York Real Estate Mogul Barbara Corcoran on season one, Pork Barrel BBQ has become America’s fastest growing barbecue company.

Hall and Thompson are considered the most recognizable winning contestants of the Shark Tank series.  Since their appearance on season one of Shark Tank in late 2009, the Pork Barrel BBQ co-founders have become known for their creative and innovative approaches to starting and growing a successful business. With accolades ranging from Men’s Health Magazine declaring Pork Barrel BBQ’s Original BBQ Sauce as one of the “125 Best Foods for Men” and the Washington Post’s Jim Shahin proclaiming Hall the winner of the Golden Rib award for his “accomplishments in food, business, and do-goodism,” the company continues to expand its barbecue-related offerings.

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 BBQ circuit, and opened the first Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. This year, the company debuted another new sauce, the Pork Barrel BBQ Carolina Vinegar Sauce, and is representing the nation on the competitive barbecue circuit as the reigning Grand Champions of the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle.

“Other entrepreneurs dream about putting their product in every store in America, but only my partners Heath Hall & Brett Thompson of Pork Barrel BBQ actually do it,” said Barbara Corcoran, star of ABC’s Shark Tank. “The genius of these unconventional guys is that they not only have the ability to cook-up a new idea a minute, they are willing to hustle and stay the course until it’s done.”

“Appearing on Shark Tank and receiving an investment from Barbara Corcoran were two key events in the success of Pork Barrel BBQ,” said Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “We are most excited that these economically difficult times we’ve been able to turn an idea into a successful business that employs over 40 people. Hopefully other entrepreneurs will be inspired and encouraged by our success and attempt to grab their piece of the American Dream.”

Hall, Thompson, and their restaurant partners “Mango” Mike Anderson and Bill Blackburn will be offering a specialty cocktail in honor of Barbara Corcoran and their Shark Tank experience during their Shark Tank watch party on Friday. Restaurant patrons attending the Shark Tank watch party can sip on a commemorative “Bourbon Shark Bite” cocktail, which will contain a souvenir shark floating in its depths.

For more information about Pork Barrel BBQ, visit http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com and read about their latest updates and adventures on Facebook.com/PorkBarrelBBQ, 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 2011 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, the “Chinet People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis in May and Kansas City Barbecue Society 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 Restaurateurs Host Chef Will Artley’s “Project 2312”

Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurateurs Host Chef Will Artley’s “Project 2312”

Restaurateurs partner on highly anticipated pop-up restaurant.

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 30, 2012

Pork Barrel BBQ co-founders Heath Hall and Brett Thompson along with their restaurant partners “Mango” Mike Anderson and Bill Blackburn are thrilled to be loaning the currently unoccupied space adjoining their Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria to Del Ray’s favorite chef and one of Washington, D.C.’s top chefs, Will Artley, for the opening of a special pop-up restaurant. Artley’s limited engagement restaurant, dubbed Project 2312 will host 41 guests per seating during its limited run from Monday, January 30 through Monday, February 6.

The highly anticipated Project 2312 pop-up restaurant is a first for Artley and the Del Ray community. Reservations for Project 2312 were sold out within 5 hours of Artley tweeting the RSVP phone number last week.

Chef Artley is planning an a la carte menu that will include a selection of hot and cold appetizers and 5-6 entrée options chosen from his greatest hits, along with craft cocktails, a limited wine selection and Pork City beer. Expect to see items like Salt Roasted Beat “Cannoli” with whipped Citrus and Cobb Terrine with Crispy-Smoked Pork Ears among the menu selection. Artley will also offer customers fare from a pickling bar with a selection of unique and creative pickles including pickled sunchokes, green beans and baby carrots.

“It is a great honor for me to open Del Ray’s first pop-up restaurant and bring my cutting edge cuisine back to the community I call home,” said Artley, chef of Project 2312. “The opportunity to reconnect with my old kitchen crews and cook for the neighborhood that made me the chef I am today is just an amazing feeling!”

Artley, who has been consulting with the Pork Barrel BBQ team on their recently opened barbecue restaurant, is most widely known for his role as chef of the Evening Star Café.

“Chef Artley has become a great friend and culinary mentor of mine and I’m excited Pork Barrel BBQ is able to support his passion for creating distinctive and delicious cuisine by playing a small role in his Project 2312 pop-up restaurant,” said Hall. “His passion for food is contagious and I’m certain diners who have been lucky enough to snag one of the limited seats will leave with a bittersweet feeling satisfied by their meal, but disappointed in the realization it was most likely their first and last meal at Project 2312.”

Hall and a handful of acclaimed DC area chefs will make special appearances during the limited engagement of Project 2312 and cook alongside Artley.

If you weren’t able to secure an RSVP to Project 2312 before reservations were sold out there are still two options. Project 2312 is accepting walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis for seating at the bar, or you can venture next door to Pork Barrel BBQ and celebrate Meat Week 2012 with a special Meat Week Sampler Patter, which includes 1/4 pound of brisket, 1/4 pound of pulled pork, 1/4 chicken, 3 ribs, 1 Texas brisket sausage link and your choice of 2 sides for $20.12 on Tuesday, January 31.

Find out more about Meat Week and the first tasting of Pork Barrel BBQ’s latest sauce, Pork Barrel BBQ Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce here.

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 www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq).

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Pork Barrel BBQ to Debut New Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce at NASFT Winter Fancy Food Show at Booth 739

Pork Barrel BBQ is excited to return to the NASFT Winter Fancy Food Show for the third consective year this weekend in San Francisco. We will be launching our newest sauce, Pork Barrel BBQ Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce, as well as sampling our entire line of barbecue products. If you are at the show please stop by Booth 739 and say hi!

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

 Nation’s Fastest Growing Barbecue Sauce Company to Debut New Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce at NASFT Winter Fancy Food Show

Reigning 2011 National “BBQ Battle” Grand Champions and Pork Barrel BBQ Co-Founders Bring National Award Winning BBQ to San Francisco

** To Sample Pork Barrel BBQ’s New Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce — Visit Booth 739 **

 Washington, D.C. (January 13, 2012) – Pork Barrel BBQ, the nation’s fastest-growing barbecue sauce company, is debuting its new Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce at the 2012 National Association for the Specialty Food Trades (NASFT) Winter Fancy Food Show January 15-17, 2012, in San Francisco, California.

Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, the co-founders and award winning pitmasters of Pork Barrel BBQ, and reigning Perdue National Chicken Champions, will be at the Winter Fancy Food Show to sample their national award winning and best-selling line of barbecue products. Hall and Thompson will debut their Pork Barrel BBQ Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce, the latest creation in their lineup of national award winning barbecue sauces. Barbecue enthusiasts from coast to coast can now feel as if they are eating a pulled pork sandwich in the Carolinas with this new sauces combination of just the right amount of vinegary kick, crushed red peppers, spices and sugar.

To taste all of Pork Barrel BBQ’s products, visit BOOTH 739.

Since founding Pork Barrel BBQ in 2009, Hall and Thompson have become the specialty food and barbecue industry’s most-watched entrepreneurs. Widely recognized as the winning entrepreneurs from ABC’s hit reality show Shark Tank, Hall and Thompson are known for their creative and innovative approaches to starting and growing a successful barbecue business. With accolades ranging from Men’s Health Magazine declaring Pork Barrel BBQ’s Original BBQ Sauce as one of the “125 Best Foods for Men” and the Washington Post’s Jim Shahin proclaiming Hall the winner of the Golden Rib award for his “accomplishments in food, business, and do-goodism,” the company continues to expand its barbecue-related offerings.

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.

“We’re extremely excited to be launching our newest BBQ sauce, Pork Barrel BBQ Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce, at the 2012 NASFT Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco,” said Hall, President of Pork Barrel BBQ. “Barbecue is the one true American cuisine, and like America it is comprised of communities of people living in regions characterized by unique circumstances and tastes that lead to an exciting diversity in styles of sauce. Our new sauce recognizes one such barbecue region, the Carolinas.”

Pork Barrel BBQ sauces and products are currently distributed to over 2,000 stores nationwide and online.

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.

TO SCHEDULE MEDIA APPEARANCES WITH HEATH HALL & BRETT THOMPSON DURING THE NASFT WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW:

Contact (202) 321-3226 or (202) 253-1480

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). 

About the NASFT
The NASFT is a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 to foster trade, commerce and interest in the specialty food industry. Today there are more than 2,900 members in the U.S. and abroad. The NASFT’s website for consumers,
foodspring.com, provides an insider’s look at specialty foods and the companies, entrepreneurs and artisans behind them. For information on the NASFT, go to http://www.foodspring.com/about/nasft. For information on the NASFT’s Fancy Food Shows, go to http://www.fancyfoodshows.com.

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