This week is full of giveaways.  There is the Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce giveaway.  The fine folks at Buffalo Wild Wings sent me a free coupon to give to my loyal readers.  The coupon is for six free wings.  I have also been published.  55 Knives is out and available.  Check it out below.  Also since it is Memorial Day there are a ton events going on in the DC area.

Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce Giveaway

Check out my post yesterday and leave a comment on the page for a chance to win a bottle of the Original and Sweet Pork Barrel BBQ sauce.  Just leave a comment at the end of the yesterday’s post.  I am going to use a random number generator to pick two random numbers and those commenters will receive a free bottle of the Original and Sweet Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce.  Winner will be picked Saturday, May 29th, open to US Residents only.  Click the link below to go to yesterday’s post.

Grilled Meatloaf and Giveaway

Buffalo Wild Wings –  Free Wings Coupon

The fine people from Buffalo Wild Wings contacted me and asked if I would give away a coupon for free wings to my readers.  Why yes I will.  The coupon is good for 6 free wings when you try one of their new dry seasonings.

Click here for the Coupon

55 Knives Book

I was asked by Nick from Macheesmo to write one of the 55 chapters for the 55 knives e-book.  I was honored to be asked to write about bacon.  Also this is the first time that anyone has asked me to write for them and actually get paid.  As a full disclosure, I get a percentage of all sales generated from  As you guys know, bacon is dear to my heart and it can be a pretty expensive hobby.  So after a few ideas, I wrote a chapter about baking maple brown sugar bacon, a sure money maker.  Then using the baked maple brown sugar bacon, I made the Ultimate BLT.  It is as amazing as it sounds.

55 Knives is an almost 200 page book that is a compilation of stories, recipes and tips from 55 food bloggers from around the Internet! Each blogger gets a chapter and in that chapter they give a recipe (or a few) and a story to accompany the recipe(s). The idea being that if we all write a few pages then those pages will all be really exceptional. Also, because there are so many different perspectives, the recipes are varied and much more unique than if just one person were to write the entire thing.

55 Knives is an electronic book, which means that you can download it to your computer or Kindle or Nook, or your iPad.  I know that you are wondering why you would want a digital book.  Well there are hundreds of live links to all of the blogs, and you can search for ingredients or types of recipes that interest you. Print only the pages you need, when you need them, or print the whole book.  Plus you can bring your laptop, kindle, iPad, or netbook right to the Kitchen.  Further, the book is a clickable, searchable, environment-friendly cookbook. With photos. And no shipping charges or delivery dates. The book is yours, right away, wherever you are.

Order 55 Knives before June 1 at a discounted price of just $14.

Full disclosure, I get a commission on any books purchased through the link here at SavoryReviews. So, you know, if you want to help support me, this is your chance.

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Rockville Hometown Holiday’s – 5/29-31

The 22nd annual Hometown Holidays celebration is a three-day festival in Rockville Town Center that features many entertainers, children’s rides, an Art and Craft Festival, the Taste of Rockville, Memorial Day Parade and more.


Jazz in the Garden

The Jazz in the Garden Series begins its 10th season May 28. The free concert series features an array of jazz artists performing a range of styles—from swing to progressive to Latin—every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30 at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, rain or shine.

Tonight is Leslie Summey (female jazz vocalist) May 28 from 5:00PM to 8:30PM in the Sculpture Garden

PBS Memorial Day Concert

On Sunday, May 30th at 8PM, PBS will be hosting the 2010 National Memorial Day Concert.  The program is co-hosted for the fifth year by Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (“CSI: New York“) and Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds“), two acclaimed actors who have dedicated themselves to veterans’ causes and supporting our troops in active service. Joining them will be an all-star line-up of dignitaries, actors and musical artists.  It is on the West lawn of the US Capital.

Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 31, 2010, beginning at 2 p.m. The parade is from the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW and proceeds along Constitution Avenue, past the White House, ending at 17th Street.  You will see Marching Bands, floats, balloons and Veterans units from all 50 states steps off at the

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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