BBQ

16 Fresh (and Fun) Summer Grilling Ideas

June 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm , by

Bored with a basic burger? Tired of the same old kabobs?

Throw out those old recipe cards and break out the grill because our amazing food editors are here to revitalize your summer grilling routine. With four basic recipes and twelve yummy variations, you’re going to have no trouble answering the dreaded “What’s for dinner?” question this summer. We can’t decide which recipes we like more (they’re all pretty tasty), but the grilled steak flatbread might be this weekend’s winner. Check out the recipes from our Beat BBQ Boredom Story now.


Summer Wine Guide

June 24, 2010 at 10:38 am , by

Masi-Masianco-lgSummer is officially here! Translation: BBQs, picnics and beach weekends. And  who doesn’t love to get together with close friends? We all do of course; it can be intimidating, however, when the time comes to pick the wine to compliment your party. Summer lends itself to light, crisp and refreshing wines, but what goes best with the food you’re serving?

The good news is that  you can’t go wrong. Your friends love you and will love anything you give them. The better news is that we’ve put together a list of some fun wines that are perfect as gifts or for guests this summer. My favorite is the 2008 Masianco Pinot Grigio and Verduzzo ($17.95); take a look at the rest of our fave wines on The Dish page on lhj.com, and see some recipe ideas for food pairings.


Food Festivals To Visit This Summer

May 21, 2010 at 9:45 am , by

47b9d622b3127cce98548ae651aa00000045102AaNGzhwzYslLooking for some tasty treats to indulge in this summer? All over the country, cities are having food tastings to show off all their delicious cuisine. From bar-b-que, to seafood and wine tastings, there is absolutely a festival out there for any and all food junkies. Find one near you and eat up!

East Coast:

Washington D.C.- The Food and Wine Festival at National Harbor on June 12-13 will feature distinctive food, beer, wine and spirits from nations all over the world, and will educate its guests in all the latest culinary trends.

Southern:

Houston, Texas- Wine and Food Week runs from June 14-20, and has several different events to celebrate the food of the south. Events during the week include H-E-B Wine Walk at Market Street, Sips, Suds and Sliders-A Texas Experience, and Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting and Chef Showcase presented by Texas Monthly.

New Orleans, Louisiana- June 11-13, at the Louisiana Seafood Festival, local chefs will be cooking up local favorites such as crawfish, oysters, crab and even alligator. Grilled, fried, baked or barbequed, there will be something for everybody to enjoy!

Owensboro, Kentucky- May 7-8, the International Bar-B-Q festival features some sizzling, hickory-smoked fun that people come back for every year.

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