Grilling in the Winter Months

As warm weather approaches, so does outdoor grilling season. Across the country, grill enthusiasts have been waiting for this moment. During the strenuous winter months, longing for grilled barbeque became unbearable. The smokey aroma and tender bites of pulled pork and brisket haunted the dreams of grill connoisseurs. In their haste, one might forget the dust and residue accumulated on the grill since last summer.

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Prepare Your Grill for Grilling Season

As warm weather approaches, so does outdoor grilling season. Across the country, grill enthusiasts have been waiting for this moment. During the strenuous winter months, longing for grilled barbeque became unbearable. The smokey aroma and tender bites of pulled pork and brisket haunted the dreams of grill connoisseurs. In their haste, one might forget the dust and residue accumulated on the grill since last summer.

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Indoor Grilling

Outdoor grilling is a popular hobby for many who tackle the art of barbecue. There is nothing quite like the draw of the grilling on a patio on a warm summer day. Or is there?

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Key Temperatures To Know Before You Grill

Learning how to grill is a fantastic way to spice up your dinner rotations! To master the grill, one will get quite a bit of advice from barbecue fanatics. Grilling has become a popular hobby for many in recent years. While many factors will make those burgers, grilled chicken, or ribs taste as if a master chef grilled them, one vital thing to learn about is how to work with temperatures on your grill.

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How To Make Professional Grill Marks

Every time you eat at a restaurant and order steak, you likely see these beautiful grill marks on the food. You want them for yourself at home, but they look so complicated. Well, they are actually pretty simple and easy if you know what to do. Here are some tips to getting those professional-looking grill marks right in the comfort of your own home.

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Choosing the Right Wood to Smoke Your Meats

Smoke is the time-honored way to add flavor to anything you cook. In ancient times, smoke was used to preserve meat for long periods of time. Nowadays, we use it to enhance the flavor of meats by adding wood to the fire. Good smoke is produced by a variety of hardwoods that are low in resin and high in flavor. The types of wood below are among some of the most popular choices among barbecue enthusiasts:

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Beneath the Smoke: A Day in a Life of a Pitmaster

A day in the life of a pitmaster is filled with smoke, heat, and barbecue. Pitmasters need to be prepared to be able to tell their left from their right because they spend just as much time on one side of the grill as you do on the other. Whether it’s ribs or chicken, they’re constantly flipping meat and moving ingredients around. When they aren’t tending their fire, they’re either manning their stall at a farmers market or catering an event.

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Tips for Winter Grilling

Let’s be frank, if Midwesterners know anything, it’s how to adapt to any weather condition. We are prone to rain, wind, sun, heat, and snow, sometimes all on the same day! Sadly, it’s that time of the year where we have to wear our parkas instead of our flip-flops. But just because the temperature has taken a nosedive doesn’t mean you can’t fire up the grill and enjoy the unique flavors that only a BBQ has to offer. Here are 5 tips for foolproof winter grilling for all of our die-hard grillers out there.

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Types of Ribs

Nobody can deny the challenges the world has faced this year with the pandemic. If there’s a silver lining it’s in the way families, individuals, and businesses have adapted to the changes, more people are staying home than ever before and family time around the table. If you’re stuck in a rut when it comes to dinner choices you might want to consider adding ribs to the menu. Ribs are flavorful and delicious and if you’re looking for the best, head to Southbank Original Barbecue! Ribs come in a variety of cuts, here are some varieties according to Smithfield.

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History of BBQ

A favorite American pastime, a summer rite of passage, a tradition, a family affair, it doesn’t matter how you look at it, barbecues have a longstanding history, and for good reason! Who doesn’t love BBQ? But did you know BBQ actually began when a human ancestor called Homo erectus began cooking meat with fire about 1.8 million years ago, according to Planet Barbecue?

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Best Alcohol & BBQ Pairings

There’s nothing quite like the smooth, smoky flavors of BBQ followed by an ice-cold refreshing beer! Alcohol and BBQ go hand in hand, so if you’re not a beer fan, there are many other BBQ and alcohol pairings out that might just strike your fancy. Read below to find your perfect liquor and barbecue combination next time your order out!

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Join us for our January Events!

There is no denying that January in Illinois can be cold and dreary and while it’s easy to hibernate and stay inside, there are plenty of events going on at Southbank Orginal Barbecue to entice you to get out of your pajamas and enjoy the month. Whether you are looking to tap into your inner Picasso or simply enjoy a delicious barbecue, Southbank Original Barbecue has plenty of events lined up this month.

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Everything gets better with BBQ

When it comes to your event you want things to be perfect and run smoothly, but you also want it to be memorable for your guests. Events are created to bring people together and celebrate an occasion and what better way to bring people together than food? Once you’ve figured out the perfect venue, feeding your guests is probably the biggest decision when it comes to your event. A variety of food from Southbank Original Barbecue will set the tone of your next event and leave guests talking for months. How? Well, all of our BBQ is wood-cooked and homemade, never fried and delicious every time! Whether you need to feed a large crowd or a smaller intimate group, Southbank Original Barbecue can do it all with our catering service.

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