How to Have the Best BBQ This Summer

We’ve got tips from big Twin Cities players in the barbecue game—including Justin Sutherland, Jon Wipfli, and the Herbivorous Butcher’s Kale Walch
Mac ‘n’ cheese with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Texas toast, bourbon Coke wings, smoked beef brisket, pickles, spare ribs, corn, slaw, and cornbread muffin, all from Handsome Hog
Mac ‘n’ cheese with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Texas toast, bourbon Coke wings, smoked beef brisket, pickles, spare ribs, corn, slaw, and cornbread muffin, all from Handsome Hog

Photo by Janelle Olson/Styled by Beth Emmons

Ready to put some sizzle in your backyard barbecue? Use these tips, recipes, and even a music playlist for a superb gathering. And if you’d rather have someone else do the grilling, food critic Jason DeRusha suggests top takeout locations.

Justin Sutherland Recommends 5 Spices and Rubs for BBQ

The chef and owner of Handsome Hog tells us where to locally source some key BBQ elements
Korean ribs
Korean ribs

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5 Vegan and Meat-Free Alternatives From the Herbivorous Butcher

Make vegans feel included at the barbecue with these recommendations by Kale Walch, co-owner of the Herbivorous Butcher in Minneapolis

5 Grilling Tips From Animales Barbeque Co. Owner Jon Wipfli

Take it easy on the sauces and focus on technique

Jason’s Top 10 Takeout Restaurants for BBQ in Minnesota

Our food critic chooses barbecue joints from across the state
Pimm's Cup
Pimm’s Cup

Photo by Janelle Olson

5 Drink Recipes by P.S. Steak Bartender Kara Smith

From a Pimm’s Cup to a non-alcoholic Bellini, here are some cocktails for summer
OMC Smokehouse's Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad
OMC Smokehouse’s Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad

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Recipe: OMC Smokehouse’s Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad

A top-notch Minnesota side for your barbecue this summer

5 Tips for an Outdoor Kitchen Design

Mom’s Design Build senior designer Heather Sweeney says to put the grill front and center
BONUS: Matthew Leonard Schiebe, aka Big Dawg, cashier and food expediter at Animales Barbeque Co., created a “BBQ Bangerz” Spotify playlist for us. Find it at tinyurl.com/ywtkreve.

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