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Tips for Winter Grilling

a man approaches his grill with a platter of chicken. He is excited about the prospect of BBQ in spite of the big pile of frozen snow

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.

Types of Ribs

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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.

History of BBQ

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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?

Best Alcohol & BBQ Pairings

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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!

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.

Everything gets better with BBQ

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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.

The Art of Smoking Different Cuts of Meat

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Smoking meat has not only become a passionate hobby for many but is also the theme of thousands of successful restaurants across the country. I mean, who doesn’t love a great meal of barbequed ribs and chicken! There are countless books written on smoking meat, but it’s a much simpler process than you might think. Let’s dive into the BBQ basic requirements and get smokin’!