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Cook’s Illustrated Magazine Names Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce The “Supreme Sauce”

We are thrilled to announce that Cook’s Illustrated magazine has named our Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce the Supreme BBQ Sauce in their August 2013 issue!

Here’s what Cook’s Illustrated had to say about our Original BBQ Sauce:

“…Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce, delivered. With generous additions of vinegar, salt, and chili paste along with liquid smoke, it was tart, spicy, and more savory than sweet. It also had enough body to cling to the chicken.”

“This “big, bold” winner boasted a “robust,” “Vinegary” kick.

Check out the article here or find it on newsstands now!

Cook's Illustrated Best BBQ Sauce

Cook’s Illustrated Supreme Sauce

 

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 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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Pork Barrel BBQ and FERIDIES Peanuts Announce Partnership to Produce World’s Best BBQ Flavored Peanut

Pork Barrel BBQ and FERIDIES Peanuts Announce Partnership to Produce World’s Best BBQ Flavored Peanut

Nationally Recognized Virginia Companies debut new Pork Barrel BBQ Peanuts at NASFT Fancy Food Show in Booth # 4812

Washington, DC, July 08, 2011

Pork Barrel BBQ, the nation’s fastest growing BBQ sauce company, and FERIDIES, manufacturers and distributors of the World’s Best Peanuts and Other Specialty Foods, today announced a partnership to produce and distribute Pork Barrel BBQ Peanuts.

FERIDIES, a family-owned and operated business based in Courtland, Virginia, is widely recognized for its selection of super extra large gourmet Virginia type peanuts. The company is partnering with the makers of award-winning Pork Barrel BBQ sauce and dry rub to provide the one-of-a-kind specialty barbecue-flavored peanuts to customers around the world. The two companies will unveil the new product offering as part of the NASFT Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C. from July 10-12, and will be available beginning July 25th online at http://www.feridies.com and http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com, and later this summer in grocery stores nationwide.

“People love barbecue and peanuts, so it makes sense for us to combine these favorites and please the tastebuds of people across America and around the world,” said Heath Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ “We’re proud to partner with FERIDIES, a family-owned business that’s been producing quality products for 38 years. Our businesses are perfect examples of living the American dream and we’re having a lot of fun sharing our passion for high quality food products with everyone who craves the unique combination of our award-winning barbecue and the world’s best peanuts.”

“FERIDIES is known as an innovator in offering the world’s best peanuts and specialty foods, and we are proud to bring this barbecue-flavored peanut to the marketplace,” said Jane Riddick-Fries, co-founder of FERIDIES. “We take pride in our peanut products and are thrilled to showcase the new Pork Barrel BBQ-flavored variety. People love the Pork Barrel BBQ sauces and dry rub on their meats, poultry, and mixed in side dishes, and now they can enjoy it on FERIDIES peanuts.”

Both FERIDIES and Pork Barrel BBQ are known for their attention to quality and nutrition. FERIDIES selects the largest 2% of the peanut crop each year and gently roasts them in small batches by hand in pure peanut oil to keep them cholesterol free, to preserve their natural peanut taste and to maintain their healthy qualities. No artificial preservatives are added to their extra large Virginia-type peanuts.

About FERIDIES
Founded in 1973, FERIDIES is a family-owned and operated business based in Courtland, Virginia. In addition to the company’s delicious gourmet Virginia peanuts, it offers peanut candies, cashews, pistachios, almonds, trail mixes and other specialty gourmet foods. FERIDIES offers upscale packaging for gift creations in a variety of price ranges. The company’s most important priorities are food safety, quality and exceptional customer service. For more information, visit http://www.feridies.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 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 being named the Perdue National Chicken Champions, Grand Champion at 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 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.

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Pork Barrel BBQ Debuts World’s First Barbeque-Scented Fragrance

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Jennifer Brand
(202) 731-2114
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Pork Barrel BBQ Debuts World’s First Barbeque-Scented Fragrance

Introducing Que: A Bouquet of Barbeque Aromas Available in 2-Ounce Bottles

CLICK HERE To Watch the Que Commercials

BBQ Cologne

Washington, DCPork Barrel BBQ, the nation’s fastest growing BBQ sauce company, today announced the debut of Que, an “Eau de Barbecue” and the world’s first bottled fragrance blend of barbeques essential aromas. 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.

“We are delighted to introduce Que – Pork Barrel BBQ’s signature fragrance – featuring a perfect blend of barbeque aromas with a touch of smoke, a hint of meat, a dash of spice, and a light finish of sweet summer sweat,” said Heath Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “With Que, anyone can smell like a summer barbeque and share that experience and the wonderful aromas that come with it with everyone around them.”

To promote the new product, Pork Barrel BBQ has launched a series of commercials for Que. Viewers can vote for their favorite at www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com/que.

“Celebrity fragrances like those from P. Diddy, J. Lo, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Justin Bieber have never captured the spirit of America,” said Brett Thompson, CEO and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “We expect Que will set a new standard for the fragrance and fashion industry throughout the United States and the world. Lady Gaga will no longer have to wear a meat dress to the next big awards ceremony – she can simply wear Que.”

Recognizing the absence of a barbeque-scented cologne and perfume, Pork Barrel BBQ worked with a team of craftsmen and fine perfumers to create the perfect barbeque aroma. Until now, no fragrance manufacturer has ever succeeded in bottling the intoxicating scents associated with barbeque and its mixture of spices, smoke and meat.

Pork Barrel BBQ says this first-of-its-kind Eau de Barbeque will change the way men and women interact when they indulge in this specially blended cologne and perfume. Women using Que will become the center of attention of members to the opposite sex. Men who use it will exude the masculine scents that women find irresistible. They also believe Que has the potential to change the fragrance industry for the better by making the everyday smells of outdoor barbequing a unique alternative to more traditional brands.

“With Que, you no longer have to spend hours in the summer heat next to a smoky grill pretending to be a grilling god or goddess,” said Hall. “Que offers universal access to the aromatics associated with outdoor barbeques, empowering those who have never touched a Weber, Char-Broil, Lang, Brinkman, or Jambo, to smell like a seasoned pitmaster. In fact, Que’s barbeque aromas are so powerful that your family will never know if you used a George Foreman Grill or a Weber Kettle.”

“Our new fragrance could be particularly attractive to vegetarians who won’t eat barbeque but still appreciate the aromas of barbeque and for those who might be nostalgic for the days when meat was still a part of their diet,” Hall said.

The sauce company’s co-founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, are recognized as two of the most creative and entrepreneurial minds in barbeque. 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 award-winning BBQ products at over 1,300 stores across America including 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 sauce was recently named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine.

Entrepreneurs Hall and Thompson recently launched the world’s first social network dedicated exclusively to barbecue, http://www.BBQBackyard.com, and the company will soon open its first restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia this summer. They 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).

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 multiple awards, including 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.

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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.

WANT SOME? Order Yours Today at the Que Store for the perfect Father’s Day gift – FREE NATIONWIDE SHIPPING ON QUE!

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:

 

 

Que – Eau de Barbeque from Pork Barrel BBQ

BBQ 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.

WANT SOME?  Order Yours Today at the Que Store – FREE NATIONWIDE SHIPPING ON QUE!

 

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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Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce Tops Men’s Health Magazine Blog Bottled BBQ Sauce Favorites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 22, 2010

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Brand

(202) 731-2114

jbrand@brandsolutionsgroup.com

Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce Tops Men’s Health Magazine Blog Bottled BBQ Favorites

Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 22, 2010

Men’s Health Magazine recently dubbed Pork Barrel BBQ the favorite among bottled barbecue sauces. Taste testers and sauce aficionados picked Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce over several other big name bbq brands currently available on supermarket shelves.

After sorting through a selection of bbq brands of best-selling sauces like Kraft’s Bullseye, Sweet Baby Rays, Annie’s Naturals Organic and Stone Levitation Ale BBQ, the sauce samplers at Men’s Health blog selected Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce as their number one go-to grilling favorite.

The judges were split over preferences for sweet and smoky BBQ, ending in a tie between Pork Barrel BBQ’s Original Sauce for its smoky and “aromatic flavor” and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s (http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/)Sensuous Slathering sweet sauce. Men’s Health Magazine Guy Gourmet blogger Paul Kita wrote about Pork Barrel BBQ Original Sauce – “If you like your sauce smoky, go with Pork Barrel … This is your go-to flovor sidekick for chicken off the grill.”

Pork Barrel BBQ is quickly becoming the preferred bbq sauce for the backyard bbq’er. Since the company started selling BBQ sauces in 2009, all types of bbq’ers – from serious smokers to casual grillers – have taken notice of the sensational sauces. Pork Barrel BBQ’s Original and Sweet sauces have taken home several 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 BBQ Battle in Washington, D.C.

In less than 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. Preparations are underway for opening a restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia this fall.

People nationwide can try these award winning sauces for themselves by purchasing them at their local grocery stores such as Safeway, Whole Foods, Schnucks, Harris Teeter and Cost Plus World Market. 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.

“We are honored to be voted a favorite bottled bbq sauce by Men’s Health Magazine blog taste testers,” said Brett Thompson, CEO and co-founder Pork Barrel BBQ. “Our Pork Barrel BBQ sauces are available at grocery stores nationwide, and we hope folks will continue to make our award winning sauces a part of their backyard BBQ’s with family and friends.”

For recipes and BBQ tips, visit 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 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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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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 28, 2010

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Jennifer Brand

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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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