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About Me

After 25 years in the construction business, the spiraling economic decline forced me to abandon the industry. This was my chance to finally pursue my passion for barbecue.

While traveling the barbecue circuit as a certified barbecue judge, I compiled my recipes, tips and techniques and created and as well as this blog. I also write the Chicago barbecue column for the Examiner.

When I'm not cooking barbecue, I'm eating it. When I'm not cooking or eating barbecue, I'm judging it. When I'm doing none of that, I write about it.

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Beef Sate with Peanut Sauce

What is it about food on a stick that invokes tastiness even before it’s eaten? Kabobs, satays and even corn dogs are almost impossible for most to pass up. These grilled beef sates are a prime example of that.

The flavors of Indonesia and the fire combine to give the steak an intense flavor. Add the peanut dipping sauce and they’ll be impossible for anyone to pass up.

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ESPN3 to Broadcast National Chicken Wing Eating Contest

I’m not sure what’s hot right now; is it hot wings or competitive eating contests? Maybe it’s both. After watching ESPN’s Fourth of July coverage of Nathan’s Hot Dog eating competition, I think it may be competitive eating contests. Not that there’s anything wrong with wings, I just think that if ratings for the Nathan’s event sucked, it’s doubtful ESPN would consider covering a chicken wing eating contest, especially on a Labor Day Sunday at the outset of football season. Either ratings were damn good or ESPN is doing some serious dice rolling.

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