Carlos Peña Hits Home Run Into Brisket

Carlos Peña broke into the majors with the Rangers 13 years ago. Now he's back in the Dallas metroplex, and celebrating his return by hitting home runs into tubs of beef brisket. » 6/26/14 12:40am 6/26/14 12:40am

How To Barbecue Ribs: A Guide For The Perplexed

Pork ribs are to Serious Barbecue—which is something distinct from the burgers-and-dogs routine for which your average Suburban Dad-type unfurls his "Kiss The Cook" apron on the odd sunny July weekend—what the four-seam fastball is to pitching. » 8/31/13 12:00pm 8/31/13 12:00pm

How To Grill Cheeseburgers And Win Your Memorial Day Cookout

So you've got your grand Memorial Day weekend feast all planned, your spread of exotic, expensive victuals purchased and prepped and ready to be grilled and smoked and barbecued and so on. Brined chicken breasts and home-ground-spice-rubbed pork ribs and organic farm-raised fair-trade cockles; a rainbow cornucopia… » 5/25/13 11:34am 5/25/13 11:34am

How To Barbecue Chicken Thighs: A Guide For People Who Aren't Assholes

So it's Labor Day weekend, the holiday that offers up togetherness and honoring American labor as flimsy pretexts for men across the land to stand next to fire, poking things. » 9/01/12 11:30am 9/01/12 11:30am

Deadspin's Memorial Day Weekend Barbecue Recipe Swap

I know we've got a few foodies in our ranks here and this being a big barbecue party weekend I figured today would be a good day to do a good old fashioned recipe swap. "Sean, is that a thing?" Well, I don't know, but I'm going to share my favorite recipe (full list of ingredients below, for your convenience) and I… » 5/27/12 12:15pm 5/27/12 12:15pm