In 2014, Arizona lawmakers made it a little easier for micro-distillers to operate by creating a new, craft distillers license. This didn’t open up the floodgates for homegrown spirits, yet as of the beginning of this year, 14 craft distilleries have opened their doors and have begun heating their stills. These distilleries are already outnumbering…

The Phoenix food truck scene has blown up in recent years, with everything from the Phoenix Street Food Coalition organizing the fad to various Food Truck Fridays popping up around the Valley, from Phoenix, Glendale, Gilbert and just about every city in between. BBQ food trucks are no stranger to the food on wheels scene. It…

Gone are the days when the only places to buy meat were local meat markets from a butcher in an aged, blood-stained white apron. Today, most people get their beef, chicken and pork products at a commercial supermarket along with everything else and the kitchen sink. However, some people still appreciate the skill, value, and…

Want to step outside your backyard and get involved with local Arizona BBQ events or competitions? Show your support by getting involved with any of these local organizations and national clubs. Grand Canyon State BBQ Association The Grand Canyon State BBQ Association was founded in 2014 and provides the growing Arizona barbeque community a home…

You can’t take your backyard BBQ seriously if you are grabbing commodity meats (Select or Choice grade) off of your grocer’s shelf. You can step up one level and head to your local butcher, but even that may not be enough. I’m not here to discuss beef politics with you, but rather provide you with the…

Not all BBQ is created equal. Nor are BBQ restaurants. If you go to a fine dining italian restaurant and you order spaghetti, it’ll probably taste good. Chances are, if you go anywhere else and order spaghetti or make it at home, it’ll also taste good. This does not happen with barbecue restaurants. They are all…