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Here's what's new and news. This section is divided in two halves. Below are news articles by our staff and hands-on reviews by our team of experts on the newest grills, smokers, thermometers, and accessories as well as the newest tested recipes created by our team of chefs. In the sidebar (on the left on desktop computers, on the bottom of the page on tablets and smartphones) is news from around the web related to barbecue and grilling.

bags of Traeger wood pellets
Traeger, the manufacturer and pioneer of popular pellet grills, is on the wrong end of a class-action lawsuit. An amateur griller in California claims the company misrepresents its bags of wood pellets as consisting of a single type of premium wood when in truth they do not. read more
Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee
Join us July 31, 2020 through August 2, 2020 for an AmazingRibs.com Pitmaster Club Meat-Up in Memphis, home of great barbecue, blues, soul, and rock & roll. Hang out with your virtual friends from the Pitmaster Club, meet Meathead, Max, Clint, Huskee, Spinaker, and David. read more
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Kalamazoo has a rarefied space in the BBQ cosmos with some of the best grills money can buy, and you'll need a lot of money to buy one. Their new Shokunin Kamado Grill is rectangular and made of stainless steel instead of ceramic. We'll be getting our hands on Shokunin soon. Here's what we know so far. read more
burgers and hot dogs on grill
Since the 1950s, the prevailing dietary wisdom has been that eating too much red meat and processed meats—and saturated fat in general—can increase risk for heart disease, the number one cause of death in America. New research casts doubt on that nutritional advice for all individuals. read more
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Looking for a new grill? Dreaming of a better smoker? Check out our top picks for best grills and smokers of the year in all price categories, as chosen by our full time grill and smoker tester, Max Good. read more
Competition BBQ Chicken
Discover how to create perfect award-winning competition BBQ chicken with this tested recipe from Darren Warth of Iowa’s Smokey D’s BBQ. Arguably the hottest team on the barbecue cooking circuit, Iowa's Smokey D's guide you through the various steps involved in creating amazing 1st place worthy grilled chicken thighs! read more
grilltastic grill brush
This superb Grilltastic grill brush is well built but its superpower is that it sprays steam and that removes everything, including all grease and carbon, in a hurry. Simply fill the water tank, plug it in, click the switch, and in a few seconds the 1500 watt steam generator will have the grates looking like new. read more
Grilled Spatchcock Turkey With Sage Butter
This spatchcock (butterflied) turkey gets a boost of flavor from sage butter and citrus-herb salt before hitting the smoker or grill for the perfect dose of smoke and flame. By spatchcocking the turkey, you guarantee that the dark and white meat are cooked to perfection as the heat is dispersed evenly across the bird. read more
car at drive up restaurant window
Americans love convenience and consumer demand for convenient foodservice is changing what constitutes a "restaurant" in America. According to a new report from the National Restaurant Association, off-premise sales now account for 60% of all foodservice occasions. read more
steak on cutting board
A recent study from Manhattan’s New Amsterdam Market revealed that whole animal butcher shops serving niche cuts of beef are on the rise. Whole animal butchers grew from only six in 2009 to 79 nationwide in 2017, filling a demand for niche cuts of beef such as flat iron steak. read more

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Meathead Goldwyn

Meathead is the founder and publisher of AmazingRibs.com, and is also known as the site's Hedonism Evangelist and BBQ Whisperer. He is also the author of "Meathead, The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", a New York Times Best Seller and named one of the "100 Best Cookbooks of All Time" by Southern Living.

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