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Eating a BBQ meal is definitely an experience.  But the meat cannot stand alone. Your main star needs some supporting actors; it must have two or three complementing sides.  These sides should enhance the meal and add to it in a very positive way. Sides...

Using wood in your smoker is great way to add flavor to your hunk of meat and other barbecued foods.  It is a big part of barbecuing and it just isn’t the same without it!  Even if the recipe doesn’t suggest using wood for smoke,...

A true pit master not only knows how to cook the meat, but they also know how to prepare the meat.  When prepping the meat a rub, a marinade, or a sauce is used. Don’t quite know the difference between those three?  Read on. One...

What are Wood Chips? Wood chips can add a robust, smoky flavor to your barbecue and are a barbecue staple. Pit masters use chips, pellets, or chunks, depending on the cut and size of your meat selection.  Chips and pellets burn a lot quicker than chunks...

With the warmer seasons fast approaching, it’s time to break out the smoker and hone your BBQing skills. These 10 tips to becoming a pit master should do the trick. 1. Slow and Low Slow and low could be the #1 rule of barbecuing. Finding the perfect...

Any pit master worth his salt knows and understands the importance of bark.  They’ve perfected the texture, thickness, color, taste and smell of it.  Now, if you’re not a tenured barbecuer, we’re here fill you in and give you the 411.  What it is, why...

Brisket is the definitely one of the best BBQ meat options and a favorite BBQ dish around the world.  It is arguably the tastiest cut of meat and a barbecue joint staple.  Brisket is cut from the lower part of the breast of the cow,...

The terms “barbecue” and “grill” are used interchangeably.  Unknown to many, they are actually completely different verbs and nouns.  When inviting friends and family over to your house for a barbecue, often times burgers and hot dogs are served.  Really, a different term should be...

As the winter months roll in, many barbecues and grills are being rolled in to hibernate for the wintery season.  Good news is, Blues Street Barbecue is open and here to help.  Not only to fill your BBQ appetite, but also to fill you in...