Wings For Wine Country – A North Bay Fire Benefit

In case you missed it, on Saturday your favorite competition BBQ team partnered up with Livermore's Tap 25, Swirl on the Square and Blazin' By The Bay to raise over $4,400 for the Redwood Credit Union's North Bay Fire Fund.  The BBQ boys cooked up hundreds of pounds...
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North Bay Fires Benefit: Wings For Wine Country

We are proud to announce Wings For Wine Country (#WFWC), a benefit that will assist those affected by the horrific North Bay fires.  If you're looking for something to do this Saturday, please come down to Blacksmith Square in Livermore for the fun and to help support...
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BBQ Event Review: Pints at the Park/The BABAs on Lake Merritt

A quick summary and some pictures of Pints at the Park in Oakland. It was a great day of Beer, BBQ and music down at Lake Merritt. Thank you to Canyon RIders BBQ, G & Pops BBQ and Lord of the Ribs BBQ for vending. Thank you to John of MAC BBQ for cooking for the industry/VIP tent! You guys are pros and made the event a success!

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Taco Tuesday! Chicken & Pork Tacos Paired with Alibi Ale Works’ Saison

Recently while we were up at the family cabin at Lake Tahoe, we decided to do a pairing with a local brewer, you know.. when in Rome.  We swung by Zander's Spirits Etc., a terrific little bottle shop/liquor store in Truckee, CA for some expert advice on local craft...
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Bay Area BBQ Events: The BABAs and Mano A Mano Rib Throwdown

Spaces for The BABAs and Mano A Mano Rib Throwdown are filling up, register today to reserve your spot!  If you're a seasoned KCBS veteran or you've been wanting to try your hand (and ribs) at competition BBQ, there are two upcoming events to consider. The BABAs:...
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Que With a View: Serving Up Marin County

Way back in 2012, we traveled up to Marin County to participate in a small cookoff that was a part of the California Beer Festival - clearly, there's a theme starting here.  BBQ goes well with beer!  It was one of the only times that we've participated in the People's...
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2017 Mano A Mano Rib Throwdown Registration is Now Open!

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2017 Mano A Mano Rib Throwdown, Northern California's most prestigious rib throw-down, has been opened to the public!  Do you have the best ribs on the block?  You think you can take down G & Pops BBQ?  Time to...
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The Sounds of Starvin Marvins. Our Competition Soundtrack.

If you’ve ever set up next to us or walked by us or were even within a couple hundred feet of us (we do tend to crank this bad boy pretty loud) at a competition, you know that the tunes are usually rolling at our tent. We loooove us some music (see the video of our...
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The Bay Area Beer and BBQ Awards

We are proud to partner up with the folks that produce Pints at the Park (an awesome day on Lake Merritt full of beer, music and food - pretty much what we are all about, right?) to bring you The BABAs - The Beer And BBQ Awards.  It's an event that we are very excited...
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Golden State Tri Tip Sando With Easy G Aioli Paired with Calicraft’s Oaktown Brown

Tri-tip is to Californians is what brisket is to Texans, it’s our go-to cut of beef. The tri-tip is cut from the bottom sirloin and is usually triangular in shape. For many years, it was ground and used in burgers until it become popular in the 50’s as a whole cut...
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