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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich

AI BBQ Sauce

Any chance I get to enjoy some BBQ, my “go to” choice is the Pulled Pork!  I love the fact that I can  really just slather on that BBQ sauce and get it on every last bite. I mean let be honest… I was the girl to dip her french fries, chicken, and just about everything in it.

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Culinary Fight Club- Chicago

Culinary Fight Club

Recently selected as an “Official Qualifying Event” for the World Food Championships, Culinary Fight Club is no walk in the park! The Windy City Chili Chitown event held at Morgan Manufacturing was a competition that brought fire and smoke, literally!

What is Culinary Fight Club? Culinary Fight Club hosts live cooking competitions, which they call TasteBudChallenges, that are currently in Chicago and Atlanta, but rapidly growing nationally.  No two events are the same. The teams of cooks race to choose 15 ingredients in 45 seconds from the pantry of food provided. Once the ingredients are collected, each team has 60 minutes to construct a dish that depicts their take on the monthly theme. These Chefs and cooks of all levels around the area compete for a “Golden Ticket,” to advance to the Super Bowl of “food sport” events, the World Food Championships! Once the timer hit 60 minutes, the audience members and judges sample and vote on a winning dish.

The most amazing part about this concept is that the Culinary Fight Club is partnered with Fight2Feed, which 20% of proceeds are donated.  This is an organization that partners with top restaurants and food trucks to provide service and support to hungry men, women and children. Read more

Hog Heaven Nashville

Hog Heaven

 115 27th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37203

If you are looking for the ultimate “hole in the wall” barbeque, Hog Heaven it is! It is located right next to Centennial Park in the heart of Nashville, TN. Walking up to the run down shack surrounded by picnic tables, your mouth is automatically drooling to the bold smell of hickory wood burning on the smoker. Read more

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