Category: BBQ

BBQ RESCUES! Foundation Launches First California Fundraiser on Memorial Day Weekend at the Urban Press Winery in Burbank, CA.

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LOS ANGELES- “We want to make Healthier Grilling FUN!”, according to BBQ RESCUES! (BBQR) Foundation Director, Chef Mick Brown.  “And to broaden the way that people think of Barbecue. In 2017, BBQ it is no longer ‘All About the Meat’.” The BBQR Foundation encourages people to use creative and delicious ways to include Fresh Vegetables into their regular BBQ Cookouts, and to consider adding Vegan BBQ Entrees (gasp!) as options for Guests. Brown credits this style of cooking to the success of his top rated Los Angeles catering firm Tastee BQ Grilling Co., which has catered everywhere from a Pool Party at the Beatles Mansion to the Katie and Tom Engagement Party on the Season Finale episode of “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo TV) in 2016. The event was filmed at Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd’s Villa Rosa Estate in Beverly Hills. Brown claims to be the first (and last) Grill Master to ever cook at the famous Manor.

The BBQR Foundation also plans to share recipes with other BBQ Caterers and Restaurants throughout the U.S., encouraging them to add Healthy Grilling options to their Menus. The new organization is already an active Member of The National Barbecue and Grilling Association (NBBQA). The Foundation has been endorsed by Michelle Mazzara, Minnesota TV News Personality and Owner of Luvafoodie.com, Los Angeles Magazine Food Critic Patric Kuh. They have also released an entry to the Tesla/Solar City’s Project Loveday Contest- a unique DIY Solar BBQ Smoker video which they hope will go viral in the upcoming months..

Their first California BBQ RESCUES! Foundation Fundraiser will happen on Memorial Day Weekend at the Urban Press Winery in Burbank on Sunday May 28th and Monday May 29th from 12 to 4pm (or until the BBQ sells out). The Wine-Inspired $5 Menu will include Grilled Angus, Chicken Breast, Turkey and Veggie BBQ Sliders, as well as Smoked Jumbo Angus Beef and Turkey Dogs. Gluten Free and Vegan Supporters can order the Grilled Italian Veggie Salad (or add any of the Meats for $2 Bucks), or nosh on Smoked BBQ Chips with HEROIC! Sriracha Sauce. The Urban Press Winery is located at 316 N San Fernando Rd. in Burbank,CA. 91502. The Foundation would appreciate support from anyone near the Burbank Area, Small and Larger Orders can request Pick-Up in advance at www.BBQRESCUES.org.

UPW Flyer Memorial day
“Grilling with Wine” Benefit for BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc. 
 
Memorial Day Weekend Cookout at Urban Press Winery in Burbank
 
Sunday May 28th and Monday May 29th (Memorial Day)
 
12:00pm – 4:00pm
 
$5.00 MENU
 
Brioche BBQ Sliders (Plate with Chips and Side Salad)
[Your Choice of Grilled Angus Beef, Chicken Breast or Turkey Burger]
 
Grilled Veggie Sliders (Plate with Chips and Side Salad)
 
Jumbo Smoked Hot Dogs (Plate with Chips and Side Salad)
[Angus Beef or Turkey]
 
Grilled Veggie Italian Salad (Add Meat $2)
 
Smoked BBQ Chips ($2 w/Dipping Sauce)

Advance Order Form

*Please Allow 24 Hours in Advance for Larger Orders. No Phone Orders Please

LINKS:

Urban Press Winery – https://urbanpresswinery.com

Tesla Video “#ProjectLoveday Solar BBQ Flower Pot Smoker” https://youtu.be/mrHCCg4kWRY

Urban Press Winery Video ““Not-So” Fat Tuesday Grilled Gumbo BBQ Recipe

https://youtu.be/9UnGiSMp9UU

 

Celebrating American Cancer Society HEROES at Relay For Life

by Chef Mick Brown

Courtesy of http://www.BBQRESSCUES.com

#BridgeToLife #ACS #AmericanCancerSociety #MickBrown #ChefMickBrown
Chef Mick Brown at Relay For Life benefit for American Cancer Society- Bridge To Life table, Griffith Park (Los Angeles) May 2016.

 

“Make your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going. Don’t freeze up.”
Thomas Wolfe, You Can’t Go Home Again

It’s that time of year once again. Ever heard the phrase “You Can’t Go Home Again”? It may be true in some instances. However, you’d never hear it from anyone who has ever attended a Relay For Life benefit for the American Cancer Society. Volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer. If you can’t join me in Griffith Park on this Saturday May 20th, at 10:00am, check this link to find a gathering in your area. https://secure.acsevents.org

#BBQRescues #MickBrown #ChefMickBrown #PaulFreeman #GoCountry105
May 16, 2015 with On Air Personality Paul Freeman of Go Country 105 FM at American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at the Autry Museum, Griffith Park.

Whether you have been before or not, the people at Relay For Life always make you feel right at home. For the fourth year, I will be doing Cooking Demonstrations and Samples from 9am-11am. This year’s sales of HEROIC! will benefit the ACS and the new BBQ RESCUES! Foundation. That’s why I always look forward to going “Home Again”. See you there.

#ChefMickBrown #AmericanCancerSociety #RelayForLife #GeneAutryMuseum #GriffithPark June #2013.
Chef Mick Brown at American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life at the Gene Autry Museum, Griffith Park June 2013.

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Mick Brown is a Food Blogger/Purveyor based in Los Angeles, with over 30 years BBQ and Grilling experience. Aside from Caterer and Private Grilling Instructor, his passions are creating Easy Grilling Recipes and searching for the World’s Best Flavors. General Manager of Tastee BQ Grilling Co. and Superfood Spice company California Gold BBQ Rubs. In May of 2015, he won Grill Master Champion on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen on special BBQ episode “Grill or Be Grilled” (Season 8, Episode 3). He also recently appeared on Bravo TV, catering for the Cast of Vanderpump Rules (Season Finale). He is also author of web blogs  The Adventures of Tastee BQ and  BBQ Catering Confidential. His latest media project BBQ RESCUES!, includes a Blog Talk Radio Show, Youtube TV Channel and Podcasts on iTunes. The new Non-Profit BBQ RESCUES! Foundation is sponsoring the #GetFitChallenge, does outreach to the Barbecue Community to promote Smarter and Healthier Grilling in the fight against preventable diseases like Childhood Obesity, Diabetes as well as other important Causes. Email- Mick@BBQRESCUES.com

LINKS-

American Cancer Society Relay For Life https://secure.acsevents.org

Griffith Park Event Schedules event_schedule_updated_gph

http://relay.acsevents.org/site/DocServer/Event_Schedule_updated_gph.pdf?docID=461220

Griffith Park Event Info http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17CA?fr_id=78847&pg=entry&_ga=2.86777688.1131622654.1495131722-1653342692.1491958393

Donate to my Team- Bridge For Life  http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17CA?px=45143306&pg=personal&fr_id=78847

 

Top 5 Reasons Why You Need a Tesla

By Chef Mick Brown

Courtesy of http://www.BBQRESCUES.org

#Tesla #ProjectLoveday #DIy #BBQ #Smoker #ChefMickBrown
Chef Mick Brown and Ernie the Smoking Frog with DIY Solar BBQ Pot Smoker.

Yes- I am aware that some bad stuff is happening to really good people, all around the world. Be that as it may… you have to drive something. Right? Plus, we could all use a ZEV [Zero Emission Vehicle] to help others. For example, I hope you’ll meet me at the American Cancer Society (ACS) “Relay For Life” Rally at Griffith Park on May 20th. I’ll do Cooking Demonstrations and sales of HEROIC! will be donated to ACS and the new BBQ RESCUES! Foundation. I also plan to volunteer at the Celiac Foundation Expo on June 3rd in Pasadena, CA. Why shouldn’t I arrive in one of the planet’s most environmentally friendly vehicles?

One problem for Tesla is that the they are outpacing available ZEV Credits in California. It’s almost like the State is saying “Ok- You’ve done enough for Clean Air. Now go back to making Gas Guzzlers.” I hope they come out with a solar powered Car Battery soon, to free up more ZEVS. Tesla recently partnered with Solar City, so they can help Golden State customers take advantage of existing CSI Bonuses (no Crime Scene Investigations- it means California Solar Initiatives). This will save money on Home Energy Bills that you can use to pay for your Tesla.

With that said, here are the top 5 Reasons Why I Need a Tesla Model X-

1. Fuel Efficiency- Yeah, the $1000+ monthly Lease could get a bit steep. But think of all the Gas Money I’ll save… Even more affordable if Tesla will Donate a car to the Foundation.

2. Long Distance Trips- If you live within 10,000 Miles of California, I will gladly drive my Tesla Model X to your Private Lesson, Catered Affair, Lecture, Expo, Bat Mitzvah or and other occasion. Put #TeslaForMick (hashtag) on your Social Media and I will let you take a free Selfie, or a ride in “our” new Tesla, as time permits.

3. No Waiting List Please-It hurts my heart to hear about those of you with cash money, who have to wait months for the delivery of the Tesla of your Dreams. [I lose sleep over this sometimes].  BBQ Season has started. May is National BBQ Month. So I need a Tesla Model X now. I’m not picky- I will accept a Tesla Model X Donation of Any Color, Seat Type, Tinted Windows or not. Even a used one with gentle mileage will suffice… Ship It!

4. I’m Old- That’s right. I occasionally get carded because a 22 year old Cashier thinks that I’m Millennial. Heading South of 50 years, my eyes and feet grow tired after a long day of Catering Parties and Charity Events. Today, the Median Average Salary of a full-time Chauffer is over $32,000/year. Using the Model X’s self-driving features will help save money and allow me to rest my tired aching feet. Maybe even catch some sleep while on the Highway.  [Yes I went there. JUST KIDDING!].

5. With the help of Tesla, and Solar City we can Save The Planet- with the World’s 1st DIY Solar BBQ Flower Pot Smoker. [Yes the DIY Smoker is back and better than ever.] Could you imagine replacing every Charcoal, Gas, Propane and Pellet Grill with Solar Power? In can happen… [See Video].

#tesla #lprojectloveday #bbq #potsmoker #chicken
Smoking Chicken on DIY Solar BBQ Pot Smoker. Courtesy of http://www.bbqrescues.com.

Look- the lease on the Silver Beast SUV that I have been driving for the past couple of years is about to expire. What Private Grilling Lesson Client or BBQ Party Guest wouldn’t appreciate that their food has been transported in a ZEV? I’d appreciate the Free Trip to New York if I win the Tesla/Solar City #ProjectLoveday Contest. But what I really need is a new Model X I can drive for “Research” while we create affordable Solar BBQ Smokers for everyone. Remember, promote #TeslaForMick and I hope to see you on the road soon.

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Mick Brown is a Food Blogger/Purveyor based in Los Angeles, with over 30 years BBQ and Grilling experience. Aside from Caterer and Private Grilling Instructor, his passions are creating Easy Grilling Recipes and searching for the World’s Best Flavors. General Manager of Tastee BQ Grilling Co. and Superfood Spice company California Gold BBQ Rubs. In May of 2015, he won Grill Master Champion on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen on special BBQ episode “Grill or Be Grilled” (Season 8, Episode 3). He also recently appeared on Bravo TV, catering for the Cast of Vanderpump Rules (Season Finale). He is also author of web blogs  The Adventures of Tastee BQ and  BBQ Catering Confidential. His latest media project BBQ RESCUES!, includes a Blog Talk Radio Show, Youtube TV Channel and Podcasts on iTunes. The new Non-Profit BBQ RESCUES! Foundation is sponsoring the #GetFitChallenge, does outreach to the Barbecue Community to promote Smarter and Healthier Grilling in the fight against preventable diseases like Childhood Obesity, Diabetes as well as other important Causes. Email- Mick@BBQRESCUES.com

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LINKS:

American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life- Saturday May 20, 2017 http://relay.acsevents.org/site/PageServer?pagename=relay_learn

Relay For Life- Griffith Park Event I will be attending  http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17CA

Donate to my Relay for Life Team- Bridge For Life  http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17CA?px=45143306&pg=personal&fr_id=78847

Celiac Disease Foundation- Gluten Free Expo June 3-4, 2017 Pasadena, CA.  https://celiac.org/cdf-conference/gluten-free-expo-2/

Tesla Project Loveday- Entry page (use #ProjectLoveday to search Social Media)  https://www.tesla.com/project-loveday

Info on Supporting the BBQ RESCUES! Foundation  https://bbqrescues.com/2017/04/21/donations-supporting-and-sponsoring-bbq-rescues-foundation/

BBQ Grilling in Puerto Vallarta Pt. II The Blue Shrimp

Here is the second part of my #BBQ #Grilling in #PuertoVallarta #Mexico series from BBQ Catering Confidential. I review the #BlueShrimpRestaurant. Happy Cinco de Mayo- Salud!

BBQ CATERING CONFIDENTIAL

By  Mick Brown

[Last Dispatch written on Monday 2/17/14]

#portugueseshrimp #blueshrimppuertovallarta Smoky Portuguese Shrimp at The Blue Shrimp Restaurant on the Beach.

Sadly, my time here in Puerto Vallarta Mexico is winding down. Last night’s wedding was a huge success. Congratulations to the happy Newlyweds Jacki and Andre. They would have easily won Wedding Wars on TLC. The Catering staff of Casamagna Marriott Resort and Spa, led by Supervisor Carlos, did an amazing job with the food. There wasn’t much from the Grill, but I’ll attach some gratuitous delicious Wedding Food pictures at the end of the article, anyway.

#theblueshrimp #martin The Blue Shrimp owner Martin’ mixes drink at table while nearby Server makes a fresh Caesar Salad table side.

Before I toured the Grills around La Playa De Los Muertos, we stopped for a “snack” at the Blue Shrimp Restaurant. Mission Impossible. The place is popular among tourists for it’s name and excellent…

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BBQ Grilling in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico- Part I

Happy Cinco De Mayo! Here is Part I of a deliciously informative story about my #BBQ Tour of #PuertoVallarta #Mexico. We actually got to witness a #Beach #Barbecue #Catered Event. Enjoy!

BBQ CATERING CONFIDENTIAL

#grilled steak #puertovallarta My first Grilled Dish was this Steak. Finally, cooked through to Medium Rare on third try. Restaurant shall remain nameless because they were nice folks with good reputation.

By Mick Brown

Was (not so) recently invited to a wedding in Puerto Vallarta. I say “not so” recent because the invites went out nearly eight months ago, so I couldn’t give the excuse “I have a Catering Gig”. For a forced vacation situation, it is lovely to be here in Mexico. Especially with Jamzilla going on in Los Angeles.  I ordered a Medium Rare grilled Steak on the first night here. It arrived raw, and I made the mistake of tasting it. My stomach is still paying the price for the faux pas.

Onto Grilling. Wherever in the world I travel, I try to make it a point to check out the local Grilling Scene. There is always something new to…

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Donations, Supporting and Sponsoring BBQ RESCUES! Foundation

#bbqrescuesfoundation #donations
Our very first Cash Donation to BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc. comes from the Urban Press Winery in Burbank, CA. https://urbanpresswinery.com/

Thanks for taking time to find out how you can help. Individuals, Organizations and Business are all welcome to contribute to the BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc. (BBQRF). Our Mission is to improve the lives of everyone who loves BBQ, whether they own a Grill or not. We produce Entertaining and Educational BBQ, Grilling, Fitness and other Socially Conscious content for Youtube, iTunes, Blog Talk Radio as well as all major Social Media outlets.

INDIVIDUALS:

  1. Your Likes, Shares and Comments help promote BBQ RESCUES! Foundation and Media content on Youtube TV, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and other online platforms. Good Old Fashioned “Word of Mouth” is always welcome whenever you have a chance to tell others about BBQ RESCUES! Your Cost: $0.00
  2. Individual Donations of any amount are also accepted and can be arranged via Paypal, Mail or Online Credit Card processing.

BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS:

  1. Online Sharing and Promotion of our “Info-tainment” goes much further in the format of fun Public Service spots, with you identified as the Sponsor.  For more Product-Forward Advertising , please refer to our Promotions Page
  2. We appreciate contributions of all kinds, from Cash Donations, Professional Services, to Products for Prizes and Giveaways. We can also create original Blogs and Videos to fit any Budget. Here is a Chart summarizing some of the ways Companies can participate:

BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc. Chartjp

WISH LIST- If your Organization can help out even more, here is a list of specific projects that could use special Professional and Financial Support:

  1. #GetFitChallenge– Funds to support our Research and Social Media sharing of information to include Nutritional and Fitness Advice as well as ways to combat preventable diseases like Hypertension, Diabetes 2 and Childhood Obesity. Products can be submitted for General Review or Blog coverage on Shed It For Life by Larry B.
  2. Products/Premiums- For all occasions, Expos and Special Events. We can work together to find useful Gifts and Giveaways supporting the BBQ RESCUES Foundation, Inc. while also featuring your Company’s Logo.
  3. BBQ RESCUES! Foundation Cookbook- Most of the content has already been created. Need experienced Writers, Editors and Publisher to bring original Heathy BBQ and Grilling Recipes to the public. All Proceeds to benefit the BBQRF Foundation.
  4. BBQ RESCUES!- The Movie!!! Oh Yes, it’s coming- the only Question is: “When”? Looking for help in All Areas of Production to bring it to both Big and Small Screens as soon as possible.
  5. The #GYMM (Gift Your McFastFood Money) Training Program to help teach Non-Profits how to put on local Food Fundraisers across the Country to raise money while providing Healthy and Delicious BBQ to their Communities.

Any other Fundraising or Outreach Ideas are more than welcome. We like to keep our content fresh and fun to help BBQ Enthusiasts “Enjoy Every Bite, and not Gain Weight Left and Right.” [Yeah know, needs help…].  We look forward to hearing from you today. THANK YOU!

NOTE: The BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc. is a registered Non-Profit in the State of California, where donations are tax deductible. Federal 501(c)3 Tax Exempt application is pending. The first pubic BBQ RESCUERS! List (of Supporters) is expected to be posted on June 10, 2017, and will be updated weekly.

BBQ RESCUES! Foundation Contact Form

Six Rules For Eating Wisely by Michael Pollan

Can anyone use some #Positive #News? We unearthed this Gem written in 2006 by one of our favorite Authors about Six Rules For Eating Wisely. Please Share this with Everyone You Care About. Courtesy of #TIMEMagazine. #GetFitChallenge #BBQRESCUESFoundationInc

http://michaelpollan.com/articles-archive/six-rules-for-eating-wisely/

Six Rules For Eating Wisely

Once upon a time Americans had a culture of food to guide us through the increasingly treacherous landscape of food choices: fat vs. carbs, organic vs. conventional, vegetarian vs. carnivorous. Culture in this case is just a fancy way of saying “your mom.” She taught us what to eat, when to eat it, how much of it to eat, even the order in which to eat it. But Mom’s influence over the dinner menu has proved no match for the $36 billion in food-marketing dollars ($10 billion directed to kids alone) designed to get us to eat more, eat all manner of dubious neofoods, and create entire new eating occasions, such as in the car. Some food culture.

I’ve spent the past five years exploring this daunting food landscape, following the industrial food chain from the Happy Meal back to the not-so-happy feedlots in Kansas and cornfields in Iowa where it begins and tracing the organic food chain back to the farms. My aim was simply to figure out what–as a nutritional, ethical, political and environmental matter–I should eat. Along the way, I’ve collected a few rules of thumb that may be useful in navigating what I call the Omnivore’s Dilemma.

Don’t eat anything your great-great-great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. Imagine how baffled your ancestors would be in a modern supermarket: the epoxy-like tubes of Go-Gurt, the preternaturally fresh Twinkies, the vaguely pharmaceutical Vitamin Water. Those aren’t foods, quite; they’re food products. History suggests you might want to wait a few decades or so before adding such novelties to your diet, the substitution of margarine for butter being the classic case in point. My mother used to predict “they” would eventually discover that butter was better for you. She was right: the trans-fatty margarine is killing us. Eat food, not food products.

Avoid foods containing high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). It’s not just in cereals and soft drinks but also in ketchup and bologna, baked goods, soups and salad dressings. Though HFCS was not part of the human diet until 1975, each of us now consumes more than 40 lbs. a year, some 200 calories a day. Is HFCS any worse for you than sugar? Probably not, but by avoiding it you’ll avoid thousands of empty calories and perhaps even more important, cut out highly processed foods–the ones that contain the most sugar, fat and salt. Besides, what chef uses high-fructose corn syrup? Not one. It’s found only in the pantry of the food scientist, and that’s not who you want cooking your meals.

Spend more, eat less. Americans are as addicted to cheap food as we are to cheap oil. We spend only 9.7% of our income on food, a smaller share than any other nation. Is it a coincidence we spend a larger percentage than any other on health care (16%)? All this “cheap food” is making us fat and sick. It’s also bad for the health of the environment. The higher the quality of the food you eat, the more nutritious it is and the less of it you’ll need to feel satisfied.

Pay no heed to nutritional science or the health claims on packages. It was science that told us margarine made from trans fats is better for us than butter made from cow’s milk. The more I learn about the science of nutrition, the less certain I am that we’ve learned anything important about food that our ancestors didn’t know. Consider that the healthiest foods in the supermarket–the fresh produce–are the ones that don’t make FDA-approved health claims, which typically festoon the packages of the most highly processed foods. When Whole Grain Lucky Charms show up in the cereal aisle, it’s time to stop paying attention to health claims.

Shop at the farmers’ market. You’ll begin to eat foods in season, when they are at the peak of their nutritional value and flavor, and you’ll cook, because you won’t find anything processed or microwavable. You’ll also be supporting farmers in your community, helping defend the countryside from sprawl, saving oil by eating food produced nearby and teaching your children that a carrot is a root, not a machine-lathed orange bullet that comes in a plastic bag. A lot more is going on at the farmers’ market than the exchange of money for food.

How you eat is as important as what you eat. Americans are fixated on nutrients, good and bad, while the French and Italians focus on the whole eating experience. The lesson of the “French paradox” is you can eat all kinds of supposedly toxic substances (triple crème cheese, foie gras) as long as you follow your culture’s (i.e., mother’s) rules: eat moderate portions, don’t go for seconds or snacks between meals, never eat alone. But perhaps most important, eat with pleasure, because eating with anxiety leads to poor digestion and bingeing. There is no French paradox, really, only an American paradox: a notably unhealthy people obsessed with the idea of eating healthily. So, relax. Eat Food. And savor it.