3 red flags to look for when dining at a barbecue restaurant:   Rodney Scott, a James Beard Award winning pitmaster, and the founder of Rodney Scott's Whole Hog BBQ, says there are a few key red flags to keep an eye on when you're looking for a quality barbecue restaurant to satisfy your craving. Read more

Why backyard bbq has become a niche trend: Most people don't know real authentic bbq when they see or taste it. However, there are folks who do, and many of them go to backyard pitmasters to get it.

Here's some of the reasons why:

  1. It's slow cooked/smoked in a real pit or smoker, and not in an oven.
  2. It's more flavorful.
  3. Often you get a better cut of meat.
  4. Reputation is everything. Because backyard pitmasters are specialized and focused on groups, events, etc., they have a smaller customer base, and have more to lose.

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