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Doing Barbecue and Business Right at The Brick Pig’s House in Oakland

Doing Barbecue and Business Right at The Brick Pig’s House in Oakland

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Carolyn and her husband of 43 years, Barry Alexander, the co-owner and manager of Brick Pig’s, have been offering up their love and singular Southern-style BBQ to the Oakland community and surrounding Bay Area since they opened their doors in 2006.

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Smoke, Fat, and Fermented Grape Juice: Wines $20 and Under to Pair With Barbecue

Smoke, Fat, and Fermented Grape Juice: Wines $20 and Under to Pair With Barbecue

| August 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

While beer is the go-to beverage at most American backyard barbecues, mix it up with these 10 affordable wines that pair well with a range of flavors, from Mediterranean to Asian.

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A Cookbook Map Reveals What’s Hot In American Regional Cuisine

A Cookbook Map Reveals What’s Hot In American Regional Cuisine

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amazon Books has curated an interactive map that shows who’s invigorating regional cooking. And there are some surprises: Texas is moving beyond barbecue, while charcuterie is cool in California.

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Mediterranean-Inspired BBQ Menu for July 4th Weekend

Mediterranean-Inspired BBQ Menu for July 4th Weekend

Lamb is fantastic on the grill, so this Fourth of July, try some lamb burgers jazzed up with cilantro, scallions, and an unexpected hit of fresh ginger, dolloped with cool herbed yogurt. For vegetarians, there’s a smoky spread of grilled eggplant and tahini, scooped into grilled pita and topped with crunchy carrot-mint salad.

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Eat Real Festival Day 1 + Meatopia

Eat Real Festival Day 1 + Meatopia

| September 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

The 4th annual Eat Real Festival kicks off with an evening of food trucks, music, meat and more. But was the much-hyped Meatopia just meatiocre?

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Two-Step On Over To B-Side BBQ

Two-Step On Over To B-Side BBQ

| December 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

B-Side BBQ is the newest venture from Tanya Holland, West Oakland chef/owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen.

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KQED’s Forum: Barbeque and Grilling Tips

KQED’s Forum: Barbeque and Grilling Tips

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s 4th of July weekend, and for a lot of Bay Area cooks that means heading outdoors and firing up the grill. Forum talks BBQ and grilling techniques, and compare notes on favorite foods prepared by fire.

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How to Cook a Rotisserie Chicken

How to Cook a Rotisserie Chicken

| September 15, 2010 | 3 Comments

I’m not talking about buying one of those birds encased in a plastic shield at the grocery store — the ones that were supposedly cooked on a rotisserie earlier that day — but really… who knows when it was roasted? I mean preparing a chicken that you cook in your backyard or on a deck — slowly with the seasonings you like. I’m talking about taking the chicken off the spit with your own hands and then eating it while it’s hot and juicy. Sounds primal but delectable, right?

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Strawberry Gazpacho

Strawberry Gazpacho

Heading off to a 4th of July barbecue? Make your hosts (and their guests) happy: bring gazpacho! And not just any old gazpacho, but a luscious version that adds ripe summer strawberries for that perfect balance of tangy and sweet.

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Primo’s Parrilla

Primo’s Parrilla

Emeryville may have its charms–the world’s grooviest office, an Apple store with parking, Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe–but streetside barbecue was not among them.

Now, though, with the opening of Primo’s Parrilla, Argentine asado has come to the neighborhood, as authentic as it can get some six thousand miles from the pampas.

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Grill Season

Grill Season

| March 2, 2010 | 3 Comments

For me, however, summer isn’t the time I really like to cook out. I don’t buy into the convention that warm weather and clear skies should always encourage fire-building. It doesn’t make tons of sense to create heat outdoors on a truly hot day unless you’re abandoned in the wilds of rural Idaho without your trusty Vulcan range. Furthermore, I actually tend to crave the foods associated with cookouts during winter.

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The Infantivore’s Dilemma

The Infantivore’s Dilemma

| October 15, 2009 | 5 Comments

Tough times call for tough decisions. The California unemployment rate now stands at over 12 percent, and I’ve been underemployed since April. My cup of beans and rice runneth under, so I’m taking a cue from all those folks who have told me Henry is so cute they could just eat him. In short, I have a modest proposal.

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San Francisco Smoke-Screen

San Francisco Smoke-Screen

| June 17, 2009 | 1 Comment

In keeping with another current trend, that of back alley catering and restaurant-esque entities sprouting up all over town, d.i.y. barbecue operations churning away on the edges of the local food scene actually best the likes of Baby Blues, Memphis Minnie’s, and Big Nate’s. There’s definitely something appealing about outlaw status, and barbecue wears it especially well, even here.

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