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How to Grill Epic Vegetarian Dishes

Here at BBQ Island, we’re all about the meat. Tri-tip. Pulled pork. Brisket. Even fish, shrimp and chicken. But we also understand that there’s more to making good barbecue than knowing how to grill a steak. There’s being able to impress your best friend’s vegetarian wife, or cooking up side dishes that bring out the smoky flavor in a meaty entrée.



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5 AZ Craft Beer & BBQ Pairings

At BBQ Island, we’re big fans of Arizona’s craft beers – and not just because they’re local. The 48th state churns out some of the best brews in the Southwest. Several AZ breweries received awards at last year’s World Beer Cup Competition, and one was actually named the best new brewery in the world by RateBeer.com. From bitter stouts and porters to summery ales, there’s a hoppy Arizona beverage that will pair well with your grilled feast.


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How to: Use a Kamado Grill

The Kamado grill is super versatile – from it’s ability to grill, bake, and smoke – it really does “roast” it’s competition. Josh Dae from BBQ Island goes into more detail about its features and capabilities. To learn more, watch the video and visit our website.
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Labor Day BBQ Menu

Labor Day is prime time for grilling. It’s a three-day weekend, and one of the last official holidays for most workers until Thanksgiving. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the holiday was first introduced in the 1880s as a “national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
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Quiz: Match Your Meat to the Sauce

Meat and sauce are two of the most crucial ingredients for a BBQer. Master these, and you can mix-and-match almost anything cooked over coals. Nearly anyone – from novice grillers to seasoned pit masters – can follow a recipe and make mouthwatering barbecue with the help of an amazing built-in grill. The real talent lies in being able to select a sauce that makes the most of the meat you’ve prepared.
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What Goes in Your BBQ Tool Belt?

The tool belt is a hallmark of manliness. Visit any construction site and you’ll see workers strapped to the hilt, their tool belts containing hammers, screws, drills and anything else needed to complete a project. Cops wear them. Masons wear them. At BBQ Island, our grillers often wear the tools of their trade in an apron or belt, too.

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How to Use Salt and Smoke to Cure Meat

Salt and smoke curing has been around for eons and still makes for some of the best meat and fish. Here at BBQ Island, you will be able to achieve some of the tastiest meats for your family on any one of our electric, gas, pellet or charcoal smokers. You can salt, smoke or process meat and fish using both methods at the same time. 
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Beer-Y Healthy Beer Marinades that Wow

To really up your grill game, adding beer to your next marinade will make a big impact. Your meat will come out tender and flavorful, and the added element only adds a few calories per serving.
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The 5 Worst Grilling Mistakes

While it’s true that anyone can grill – given the proper tools and techniques – there’s an art to crafting the perfect flame-kissed burger or moist BBQ chicken drumstick. Whether you’re attracted to charcoal or you’re a die-hard gas man like King of the Hill’s propane guru Hank Hill, there are key elements to ensuring your food is barbecued like a pro.
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How to Host a Summer BBQ on a Budget

Summertime is barbecue time. There’s just something visceral about preparing meat on a hot grill and bringing the plate inside to the cheers of friends and relatives. Even in Phoenix – where the scorching summer sun drives locals indoors June through September – many hosts opt to let their outdoor BBQ grills do the heavy lifting when it comes to the main dish. Here at BBQ Island, the grilling never stops. We host barbecues year-round and always have some new recipe steaming up our smoker.
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