For this week’s Meet the BBQ Pro sponsored by Tucker Cooker, we had a chance to sit down and interview Neil Strawder who is the General Manage of Bigmista’s BBQ in LA, he is also the PitMaster and contest in Season 2 of TLC’s PitMasters and also CBS’ Ultimate BBQ Showdown.
This is a special Grilling with Rich post! During the 4th of July weekend, we traveled down to Charlotte, NC to meet up with Executive Chef Rusty Hamlin and also the Zac Brown Band during their 2011 tour. The Zac Brown has partnered with Kingsford charcoal which spotlights Brown’s favorite southern recipes, prepared by Southern Ground Executive Chef, Rusty Hamlin, using fresh local ingredients. Chef Rusty.
During the New York City BBQ Block Party I was interviewing the Pitmaster from Martins BBQ, while I was doing the interview, they were receiving a whole hog, and I basically was in the right place at the right time and I got a chance to finally help out and prep a whole pig!