Did you know that the month of May is National BBQ month? The month of May is time to truly embrace the start of summer. Barbecue month was made to observe and celebrate the wonders of the BBQ. A great way of cooking meat, this age-old culinary technique is waiting for you to discover in May.
The History of Barbecue Month
People have been cooking meat over a flame for centuries, but exactly where the idea of cooking meat over a grill came from isn’t clear. Supposedly, when Columbus discovered the Americas, he found that many of the natives were roasting meat over a wooden grill. This cooking technique would give the meat a smoky flavor as it cooked.
Today, it’s such a popular method of preparing meat, seafood, vegetables and even fruit that there’s a wide variety of barbecue cookers you can get hold of – and trust me, there are just as many different styles of barbecuing. In many parts of the USA you can get hold of deliciously, smoked and barbecued meat. And if there’s a public celebration, you can certainly bet your bottom dollar that there’s going to be barbecues to feed the masses.
How to Celebrate Barbecue Month
Since barbecuing is not a difficult method of cooking, this is a great month for you to try it out – even if you’re not really much of a cook! Dust off the barbecue and gather your friends and family around for a feast. Make sure to check up on the internet to find some great barbecue recipes, and make sure there’s something for vegetarians to sink their teeth into too! Oh and of course, make sure there’s some homemade BBQ sauce to hand to keep things authentic! And don’t forget to enjoy!
13 places in the valley to satisfy your BBQ cravings:
1. Pork on a Fork
1515 W. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix.
1949 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix.
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix.
2. Little Miss BBQ
4301 E. University Drive, Phoenix
3. Texas BBQ House
5037 S. 24th St., Phoenix
4. Honey Bear’s BBQ
5012 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix
2824 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
5. Frasher’s Smokehouse
3222 E. Indian School Road
6. Andrew’s BBQ in Tempe
730 E. Guadalupe Rd, Tempe 85283
7. Bootleggers in Phoenix & Scottsdale
3374 E. Shea Blvd. Phoenix 85028
7217 E. 1st Street Scottsdale 85251
8. Bryan’s Black Mountain in Cave Creek
6130 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek 85331
9. Danky’s Bar-B-Q in Phoenix
4727 E Bell Rd. Phoenix 85032
10. Joe’s Real BBQ in Gilbert
301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert 85234
11. Naked BBQ in Phoenix
2340 W Bell Rd, Phoenix 85023
12. Porkopolis in Chandler & Scottsdale
1445 S Arizona Ave, Chandler 85286
10392 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale 85253
13. Rhema Soul Cuisine in Queen Creek
21803 S Ellsworth Rd #101, Queen Creek 85142