Monthly Archives: August 2014

What is BBQ? The Top 4 Ways We Call Foods “BBQ”

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Basics of BBQ #1

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#bbqribs Ribs in homemade BBQ Sauce made with POWER Rub.

What is BBQ?

When you think about it, this could one of the World’s Greatest Mysteries. How did the word “BBQ” spread across the planet? Could it be with our language differences, it is just easier to say “BBQ” to describe tasty food? This all-inclusive term is used regionally around the United States, and in countries all over the world. It would take written volumes to describe all of the different styles. For the purposes of this Series, we will go over some the more common ways food considered BBQ is prepared around the world.

The Top 4 Ways the Word “BBQ” is Used:

#bbqchips BBQ Sweet Potato and Veggie Chips dusted with HEROIC! Rub.

1. Seasoned Foods– Many of these come nowhere near a grill, but are seasoned with dry mixtures that possess…

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Smoked Mussels and Oysters: For Parties or a Light Dinner

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#smokedmussels #californiagoldbbqrubs Smoked Mussels with Spinach, Garlic and (yes) BBQ Rub.

Perfect for  a romantic night at home, or to wow guests at your next party. Smoked Mussels and Oysters can be expensive to order at restaurants. If they are available at your local grocery store or seafood market, it is easy to make delicious recipes at home. Whether you grill with Gas, Wood or Charcoal, there are many ways to infuse the dish with a nice smoky flavor.

You can take these fresh Seafood flavors farther by using a well balanced California Gold BBQ Rub for seasoning. POWER Rub comes with Lower Salt and Sugar and contains 15 ingredients, including Ginger, Cocoa and Garlic. HEROIC! has no added Salt or Sugar, and is made of 11 Superfoods, including Red Bell Pepper, Thyme and Garlic. Both blends provide an easy way to enhance all types of Seafood.

Recipe Overview- Smoked Mussels and Oysters…

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Smoked Superfood Pizza Comes to Los Angeles

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Smoked Chicken Combo now available at Cheech’s Pizza, Los Angeles.

PRLogAug. 14, 2014LOS ANGELES, Calif.In the newest twist on one of America’s favorite foods, something different is being cooked up in Los Feliz. California Gold BBQ Rubs and Cheech’s Pizza have teamed up to offer a new line of thin crust Smoked Pizzas with Superfoods. With the growing trend of people trying to eat healthier, it is only natural to bring it to pizza.

Cheech’s Pizza has developed a special process of infusing natural Hickory Smoke into several of their pizza toppings. Borrowing from the Nutritional Charts, they use foods that already go great on pizza. For example, the Smoked Chicken Pizza comes with lean Smoked Chicken Breast, Fresh Spinach, Basil, Tomatoes, Garlic and Onion. These heart-healthy Superfoods are served on a thinner crust pizza with less sauce.

A Family Business since 1993, the restaurant has recently traded up to the next Generation. Longtime owner Doug Clarey has handed the reins over to daughter Alie, who has “worked” at Cheech’s Pizza since about the age of 6. With Alie being Vegetarian, it inspired the next new creation: The Smoked Veggie Combo. The line-up of Superfoods on the pizza include Smoked Garlic, Green Pepper, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Onion and Fresh Basil. The unique recipe shows that Hickory Smoking is not just for meat anymore. Most people who taste it can’t believe it’s meat-free.

The new pizzas come seasoned with POWER and HEROIC! from California Gold BBQ Rubs. Cheech’s is the first Los Angeles restaurant to offer customers the Superfood blends that include Garlic, Red Bell Pepper, Turmeric, Cumin, Cinnamon, Thyme, Nutmeg and more. Just the combination of Rub with natural Hickory Smoke makes the Smoked Sausage one of the most popular new toppings at the restaurant. It would be stretch to call Sausage a Superfood, but the Smoked Sausage Combo does come with healthy Fresh Tomato, Garlic, Mushroom, Green Bell Pepper and Basil.

From now though Labor Day (September 1st), there will be special opportunities for the Press and Public to try the new line of Superfood Pizzas. The first event is this coming Saturday and Sunday, August 16-17 from 11:00am to 1:00pm (each day). People can stop by for a free Slice and taste the Smoked Superfood Pizzas for themselves. Cheech’s Pizza is located at 2116 N. Hillhurst, 90027.  Phone number is (323) 666-7744.

Cheech’s Pizza has a new Mobile App, which gives $2.00 Off the first order for those who use it. Available on their Facebook page:

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Why You Gotta Be So Rude? The True Recipe for Smoky BBQ Bacon Cheddar CheeseBurger Popcorn

TasteeBQ gets the final word on our encounter with Frankenfood (SpikeTV). Enjoy.

The Adventures of TasteeBQ

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#Popcorn #MickBrown From the Video “Smoky BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Popcorn”

They say, “Can’t you just get over it…?” Forgive sounds good. TasteeBQ is not quite sure he should…

The show had it’s Season Finale last Sunday, but TasteeBQ is still processing What Had Happened… Our Hero had been invited to make an appearance on the new television Show “FrankenBites” on Smack TV. It is a Cooking Competition where Superheroes from all over the world compete for a Power Supply of $10,000 dollars. For the occasion, he created the perfect dish: Smoky BBQ Bacon Cheddar CheeseBurger Popcorn. So far, so good… until the show’s Editors got a hold of the tape.

This creative dish can be made with an outdoor Grill or in the kitchen with a skillet (or grill pan), oven and a homemade Stovetop Smoker. It includes all of the elements of America’s favorite Sandwich: lean Seasoned…

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