Monday, July 19, 2010

One-Year Anniversary, and Barbecue Giveaway!

July is the one-year anniversary of Little Scarlet!! It’s been quite a year, with some really wonderful experiences – from participating in Foodbuzz’s 24-24-24 program to attending the NASFT Summer Fancy Food Show to becoming a KCBS Certified Barbecue Judge, the last twelve months have been so exciting.

And to commemorate this first year of blogging, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q is sponsoring a giveaway for Little Scarlet!

C.B. “Stubb” Stubblefield, the founder of Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, turned a simple barbecue restaurant in Texas into a nation-wide attraction. He served his legendary barbecue to hungry folks from all over, including musicians like Joe Ely, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Dolly Parton, and Willie Nelson, who would come to Stubb’s Bar-B-Q for its great food and weekly jam sessions. In 1989, Stubb’s friends finally convinced him to bottle and sell his sauce for restaurant patrons to buy as gifts – and home-cooked barbecue hasn’t been the same since!

Stubb once said, “Barbecue is eternal, like the Mississippi River. It’s big and it’s simple and it takes its own sweet time.” This is certainly true of any barbecue worth its salt (or worth its smoke!), but Stubb’s sauces can turn even that boring chicken dinner into something that tastes like it spent hours cooking in the Deep South’s barbecue belt.

The package that Stubb’s put together for one of Little Scarlet’s lucky readers to win contains a jar of Bar-B-Q Spice Rub, Original & Smokey Mesquite Bar-B-Q sauces, and a bottle of Moppin’ Sauce. It also contains the Stubb’s Bar-B-Q cookbook. I read this cover-to-cover when I got it, and it’s full of great stories about Stubb and the people who loved him and his cooking. Reading this book, I wish I had had the chance to meet Mr. Stubblefield while he was alive, but his memory is well served by the recipes in this book.

Want to seem like a barbecue pro? Start with the spice rub (for a little extra kick), baste with the moppin’ sauce while cooking (to keep the meat moist), and load up on Bar-B-Q sauce near the end (for final Stubb-worthy flavor).

So how can you win this fabulous barbecue set? The contest runs through Friday, July 23 (only open to the 48 contiguous United States, sorry!), and here are the different ways you can enter!
  • Leave a Comment on this post about how much you love barbecue, your favorite barbecue restaurant… anything you want, so long as your barbecue enthusiasm comes through!
But that’s not all! For each eligible comment you leave, you get another chance to win, so try these additional *one-time bonus entries* for a higher chance of winning:
  • Follow @Little_Scarlet on Twitter. Come back and leave a new Comment on this post saying that you’ve done so.
  • Become a fan of Little Scarlet on Facebook. Come back and leave another new Comment on this post saying that you’ve done so.
  • Follow Little Scarlet’s RSS feeds in Google Reader, or the RSS feed site of your choosing. Again, just come back to this post and leave a new Comment saying you’ve done so.
  • “Buzz” this post (and Little Scarlet!) on Foodbuzz, by clicking here or here (and then click the “buzz it!”/“buzz'em” icon). Aaaand, then come back and Comment about it!
And if you’re feeling really ambitious, you can give yourself even better odds of winning with these additional *once-daily bonus entries*:
  • Leave barbecue-related Comments on this post
  • Re-Tweet this post and leave a Comment here with the link to that Twitter status (limit 1 eligible RT daily). To make it easy, you can either RT from our initial tweet (here) – or you can just copy and paste this: “@Little_Scarlet Stubb’s Bar-B-Q giveaway! visit http://bit.ly/9z1Dkd to win awesome bar-b-q sauces, rubs, & the Stubb’s cookbook!”
The contest will close at 11:59 pm, Friday, July 23. The winner will be chosen at random by Random.org, and will be announced at noon on Saturday, July 24. *Note: The winner will have to contact me by e-mail with their info by 10 pm Sunday, July 26 in order to claim their prize (littlescarlet (dot) blog (at) gmail (dot) com) – otherwise, a new winner will be selected.


Good luck, everyone!!!

74 comments:

  1. Last year for my birthday I sat in my back yard hickory smoking an eight pound boston butt... I can't think of a better way to spend a better sunny May afternoon!

    Happy Birthday Little Scarlet!

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  2. There's nothing quite like digging a hole in the ground, tossing in a beast, covering it in hot coals, then coming back several weeks later for a deeeeelicious feast. What does BBQ stand for? Best, Beyond Question.

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  3. I can tell you that this summer has already been full of BBQ dinners, and I don't know what I would do without the benefit of a grill. BBQ is arguably the easiest food to cook, & also the best tasting food around.

    Happy Birthday Little Scarlet!!!

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  4. Sweet, delicious, tender, falling-to-shreds pork held up by tangy, smoky sauce is among the greatest gifts the American country people -- low country, back country, hill country, Big Sky country -- have given the world! Let's hear it for BBQ!!

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  5. BBQ pulled pork sandwiches that melt in your mouth and leave a mess on your face....that's my favorite! I also have a soft spot for saucy BBQ chicken that is lick your fingers good!

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  6. I am following you on twitter (@frugalantics)

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  7. And I follow you on Twitter! (@haveagoodrun)

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  8. And I'm a fan of yours on Facebook!

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  9. And...I buzzed it.

    I'm no good with RSS feeds otherwise I'd do that too! :)

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  10. http://twitter.com/HaveAGoodRun

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  11. you know who loves barbecue? randy travis. and that's a fact!

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  12. The Simple ThingsJuly 19, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    I am following you on facebook but don't use twitter

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  13. Everyone loves BBQ because it's always been about family and friends. There's nothing pretentious about having sauce and slaw dripping through your fingers. No one shares a messy meal with people they don't love.

    BBQ is all about long tables and paper napkins, second cousins and third helpings. Topped off with plenty of sides and some cold beer, BBQ turns a meal into a get-together, and shouldn't every week (heck, every day) include one?

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  14. hey Little Scarlet! i have a friend down in baton rouge who does a dynamite barbequed shrimp - that's SHREE-UMP with two syllables. they are awesome!!!!!!!!

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  15. I actually don't want to enter your giveaway, we have enough BBQ sauce in this household currently, but I did want to wish you a big Happy Anniversary!

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  16. @TheChocolatePriestess: thank you so much for the well-wishes! having too much BBQ sauce is a good problem to have ;)

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  17. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Isn't blogging so much fun and meeting all the wonderful people is the icing on the cake. As far as BBQ - a pulled pork sandwich with caramelized onions on a soft roll would have to be my favorite. Stubbs BBQ sauces and condinments have to one of the best products around!

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  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    i love bbq. the end. the best is anywhere where good friends are, preferably with sauce all over the place and endless amounts of meat and sides.

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  19. also, i follow you on facebook!

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  20. another also, i follow you through my google reader!

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  21. i buzzed you on your first hyperlink.

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  22. and also on the second hyperlink.

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  23. My favorite barbecue restaurant was Williams Smokehouse in Houston. They had the most awesome ribs I have ever had. Too bad they burned down.

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  24. Love Stubbs BBQ sauce! Made pulled pork sandwiches the other night with our own smoked pork butt and Stubbs BBQ sauce and it was delicious!

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  25. I was headed to my sister's college graduation when I got stranded in Richmond with hardly any money, and no transportation of my own! Finally after contacting her to come pick my sorry-butt up, we stopped at Buz and Ned's Barbeque joint and has changed my entire look on Good Eatin' BBQ!!!
    As long as you have family, friends, and BBQ nothing can be wrong!!

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  26. I'm a fan on facebook!!

    -Sister's graduation fiasco

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  27. The only thing better than food that's cooked for hours is food that tastes like it was cooked for hours, by your mama!

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  28. Need BBQ! Need Stubbs! Like to win a prize! Love to win a cookbook! Happy Birthday, Little Scarlet!!!

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  29. Shared your news on my Facebook site!

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  30. ... and I buzzed you big time!

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  31. ... and I commented here already telling you about my southern friend who makes the killer barbequed shrimp!

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  32. The Generals love you, LS, and have returned to support you - long live KC Masters and all who slow cook meat.

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  33. "I had a barbeque stain on my white T-shirt ... she was killing my with that mini-skirt."

    something something railroad tracks?

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  34. This contest discriminates against those of us who can't stand Twitter.

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  35. BBQ HAIKU

    Morsels of smoked meat
    devoured like apricots
    slow, then fast, then slow.

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  36. Just Bought a Stain StickJuly 21, 2010 at 12:33 AM

    This is technically after midnight, but can it count as a Tuesday post? I was too distracted about thinking of Barbecue lunch to post on time!

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  37. Roscoe's Bar-B-Que... Burleson, TX

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  38. Happy Anniversary Little Scarlet!
    BBQ brisket could be a controlled substance.
    Living in NYC, I depend on the skills - and outdoor space of others for my bbq. But this just makes it us want it more!

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  39. My first experience with BBQ was at a NH summer party at 12 years old. I watched as the entire pig was slow roasted on the pit and then slammed on a table to be..."put into the works" shall we say. I was never so shocked in my life...until I tasted it. And, that my friends, shocked me the most!! Delicious!

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  40. I already follow and love you on Facebook!

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  41. Nothing beat going down the street from our college with my two closest friends to Pierces BBQ! One day I ordered a heaping sandwich and enjoyed the enitire thing, with all the fixings...Keep in mind, I had already had lunch, was not hungry, but could not resist. Still tasted phenomonal!
    (and was totally worth the tummy ache!)

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  42. I also had the real thing down in Albany, GA...where there wasn't much else other than BBQ. Little Scarlet, you would have died and gone to heaven!

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  43. And I am currently following you on twitter!

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  44. I am a HUGE bbq fan and LOVE to try new BBQ sauces. I hope I win!

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  45. I am now following you on Twitter too

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  46. i had a dream about bbq last night! that has to count for something.

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  47. Formento's are interesting intellegent types who love all things high and low. Barbeque is a wonder that we grew to crave in VA.

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  48. Happy Birthday Little Scarlet is getting big. I loved the barbeque blog!!

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  49. Happy Birthday Little Scarlet, I had bbq last night and used my last bottle of Stubbs.. It was delish as always elly

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  50. I'm a fan on Facebook --- NAY, a SUPER-fan! Wooooooo! I look forward to your shows on Food Network and the Travel Channel.

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  51. Hey Little Scarlet! Congratulations on swell reporting this year!! When are you coming over to make me some BBQ - like everything you do, I know it would be amazing!

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  52. Love this BBQ competition LS!

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  53. Hey Scarlet! I'm from NC. I've had BBQ from one end of the state to the other....at home, at festivals, at hole in the walls, leftovers brought to me by friends at work, weddings, family reunions! It has been a thread connecting points through out my life. It's tradition for us. Can't come to NC with out having some form of BBQ.


    PORK IS KING!

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  54. Oh succulent hog,
    how I love your tenderness,
    Deep, sweet, smokey dreams.

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  55. B- browned
    A- all over
    R- rotated
    B- butt.
    E- excellent,
    Q- quenching.
    U- univorous
    E- exceptional

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  56. No need for a fork
    if it's BBQ pork,
    slapped on a bun
    is twice the fun.

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  57. Barbie's queue = a pigtail!
    Gotta love it.

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  58. From the Rendezvous lounge's dry rub ribs to Texas brisket and a side of tips with extra hot sauce, I LOVE BAR-B-QUE!!!

    Happy Birthday Little Scarlet!

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  59. BBQ is a universal constant from pulled pork to bbq shrimp. What a great food group. Congrats on a great first year.

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  60. "flowers wilt...say it with beef" - an ode to Bar-B-Q

    Roses are red
    meat is delicious
    fire up that grill baby
    hey, look at that - no dishes!

    Hamburgers and pork chops
    smoked sausage and ribeye
    my love for great Bar-B-Q
    you just can't deny

    I could eat it all day
    breakfast lunch and for dinner
    with this ode to Bar-B-Q
    i'm clearly the winner!

    Happy Birthday Little Scarlet! Bar-B-Q is the best...Eh-EVER! I'm a fan on facebook too!!!

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  61. Made BBQ chicken last night and it was phenomenal. Loved by all---around what could have been an awkward dinner table!

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  62. Oh Bar-B-Q! Oh Bar-B-Q!
    You are so very yummy!
    Oh Barb-B-Q! Oh! Bar-B-Q!
    I love you in my tummy!
    I love youuu on my fingers,
    Lick it off, don't let it linger!
    Oh Bar-B-Q! Oh Bar-B-Q!
    Please smother all my meats!

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  63. any dish that saves the day like BBQ should put on a pedestal - smack between the jars of Stubbs' sauce and the Stubbs cookbook.

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  64. i'm headed down south... south america. maybe there will be some amazing bbq down there that i can report to you about!!

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  65. I like the sticky cheeks and sweaty foreheads of my little nieces and nephews at a barbeque. that always makes me smile.

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  66. In a fit of boredom, I once mixed bottled BBQ sauce into ground beef and made 'Bronto-burgers' for my family. They loved them and still ask for them from time to time, many years later.

    *That's a Flintstones reference for those of you, too young to remember*

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  67. Lee's Ribs - Herrin, Illinois. Fond memories from the '60s. Don't know if it's still there.

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  68. Just had barbecue for lunch... even though it wasn't Dinosaur, it still beats the other meals we get in the office.

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  69. I am now a fan on Facebook!

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  70. I now follow you on Twitter! :o)

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