Having a Smoke: JBF Vice President Mitchell Davis to Judge Barbecue Contest on the Food Network

Best in Smoked JudgesThe Food Network's Best in Smoke judges (clockwise from top): chef and host Bryan Caswell, JBF vice president Mitchell Davis, author Amy Mills Tunnicliff, and chef Tim Love

Craving some ‘cue? Pining for some pulled pork? While the Big Apple may not be on par with Kansas City or Memphis…yet…over the last few years New York City developed quite a barbecue culture of its own. (Don’t miss the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party this year on June 11 and 12.) As luck would have it, the Beard Foundation has a barbecue aficionado in its midst. Who knew? Actually, everyone will know on May 8 at 10:00 P.M. EDT, when the Food Network’s new cooking competition series,

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Eye Candy: World Champion Ribs

award-winning ribs in the James Beard House kitchen At a mid-September Beard House event, lucky diners were treated to a slow-and-low feast prepared by IQUE BBQ, an award-winning team of chefs that has claimed victories throughout the competitive barbecue circuit. Their menu included these pecan-smoked ribs—a rack that helped them win the "Grand Champion" title at the 2009 Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue. Feast your eyes on more photos here.

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On the Menu: September 5 through September 11

Guests mingle before dinner at the Beard House. Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House next week: Friday, September 10, 12:00 P.M. Harvest Lunch The former executive chef of the Harrison and Citarella, Brian Bistrong has an impressive New York pedigree as well as a strong sensibility for what the city’s discerning diners want to eat. His menu at Braeburn transcends the traditional confines of comfort food, delivering dishes as sophisticated as they are crave-worthy. Saturday, September 11, 7:00 P.M. Sizzling Summer Barbecue True barbecue enthusiasts know that the country’s best offerings can be found at cutthroat ’cue competitions. Now you can also find them at the Beard House, where the championship-winning IQUE BBQ Cooking Team—a

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Test Your Eat-Q: Barbecue

barbecue As summer’s final stretch approaches, we know we’ll be seeking out some seriously slow-and-low eats. And while we’re on the subject, do you know the answer to this barbecue question? Bones from this animal were found during an archaeological dig in the Czech Republic, uncovering “the world’s oldest barbecue”:
A. Brontosaurus B. Buffalo C. Woolly mammoth D. Hammerhead shark
We’ve got a whole slew of trivia, so click here to see if you really have a clue about ‘cue.

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Eye Candy: Get Your Beef On

springtime barbecue trio At his mid-spring ode to barbecue, Tim Byres of Dallas's Smoke Restaurant served this Texas beef trio. It included coffee-cured brisket, a smoked paprika hot link, and short ribs, served with Dallas Farmers’ Market creamer peas and hominy casserole. Salivate over more photos here.

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