The Meatwave http://www.meatwave.com Adventures in BBQ and Grilling in NYC (c) 2018 Joshua Bousel, All Rights Reserved en-us Sauced: Bootsie's Hi-Tone White Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/bootsies-delta-funk-bbq-hi-tone-white-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Bootsie's Hi-tone White BBQ Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 8 out of 10

A well balance and layered white sauce imparts an excellent rich and flavor flavor on grilled chicken and more.

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Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/bootsies-delta-funk-bbq-hi-tone-white-sauce-review
Philadelphia Roast Pork Sandwiches http://www.meatwave.com/blog/philadelphia-roast-pork-italian-sandwiches Joshua Bousel Philly Roast Pork Sandwiches

After fifteen years of doing the Meatwave, it's kind of invigorating to make something that truly amazes me. This happened over this past season with these Philadelphia Roast Pork Sandwiches. While I will personally always be partial to a cheesesteak, I know this "second" sandwich of Philly is the superior specimen with its amazingly flavorful pork that's enhanced by bitter broccoli rabe and sharp provolone. It's one truly powerful and memorable sandwich, and when I set out to make it at Mid-Atlantic themed cookout, I figured it would probably be on par with my pulled pork, but this pork shoulder blew my standard barbecue away and is what I consider to be my crowning achievement of what ended up being a season filled with many meaty hits.

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Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:15:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Barbecue Pork Italian Recipes Sandwiches http://www.meatwave.com/blog/philadelphia-roast-pork-italian-sandwiches
Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-pimento-cheese-sandwiches-recipe Joshua Bousel Grilled Pimento Cheese

You can't argue with a really good grilled cheese, right? Well, that was my logic when deciding to grill up these pimento cheese sandwiches at a Meatwave a couple months ago. I had a bit of a dilemma in that I was trying to find a suitable grilled vegetarian main to fit with a Mid-Atlantic theme, but kept coming up short of good ideas. I then set my sight a little further South and decided that, even if these sandwiches were a little off the mark geographically, they would certainly hit spot in my guest's hearts and bellies, and they did that quite well.

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Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Sandwiches Vegetarian Cheese http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-pimento-cheese-sandwiches-recipe
Sauced: Brazen BBQ Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/brazen-bbq-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Brazen BBQ Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 7 out of 10

A robust, well balance standard barbecue profile gains uniqueness from mustard and onion to make this an all purpose sauce that stands out in a crowd.

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Tue, 27 Nov 2018 16:35:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/brazen-bbq-sauce-review
Rotisserie Turkey http://www.meatwave.com/blog/rotisserie-turkey-recipe Joshua Bousel Rotisserie Turkey

It should come as no shocker that I like playing host. While my Meatwaves serve as my primary outlet to fulfill that desire, it's always been a little hard to deal with the fact that I could never truly transfer my hosting skills to larger family gatherings at holidays. This was originally due to very limited indoor space in my old Astoria apartment, and then was a problem of my own making when I moved to North Carolina, resulting in isolation from my extended family. For the first time though, this Thanksgiving is different. Family from New York, Virginia, and Texas are all descending upon Durham to partake in our largest holiday feast yet. I originally had a lot of excitement about this development, but that was followed by the realization of the complications it creates when cooking for a crowd when all the food needs to be done at the same time. This will render my oven space inadequate and will force me to consider other means cooking, which is really no problem at my house since I have a couple grills and smokers on hand. Moving in that direction made me consider reviving this rotisserie turkey recipe I made almost eight years ago and never shared on the blog mainly because I didn't feel the photos were up to snuff to my standards. So you'll have to pardon the less than ideal images and know this was a turkey so great that I feel it's a worthy contender to create a best in show bird for my forthcoming large family meal.

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Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Thanksgiving Turkey Rotisserie http://www.meatwave.com/blog/rotisserie-turkey-recipe
Sauced: Country Boy's Mustard Spice Num Num Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/country-boys-mustard-spice-num-num-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Country Boy's Mustard Spice Num Num Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 9 out of 10

Starting with an overall bright and fresh taste, this sauce leans heavily into mustard pungency to make it unique, but also delivers all the other layers of barbecue flavor in an extremely well balanced manner to make it a sauce work seeking out.

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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/country-boys-mustard-spice-num-num-sauce-review
Old Bay Potato Wedges http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-old-bay-potato-wedges-recipe Joshua Bousel Old Bay Grill Fries

Growing up in close proximity to Maryland meant their hometown Old Bay spice mixture was everywhere. While most equate this regional flavor with crab, my seafood aversion meant it represented something else to me, mainly popcorn and fries. Most all local movie theaters had a bottle of the stuff for shaking on tubs of popcorn, which was really the way I enjoy Old Bay more often than not, while there were numerous french fry shops, usually outposts of joints you find on the shore, that served their fries adorned with Old Bay. This seasoning is so ingrained as part of my personal food history that it felt like there was no way it could be omitted from a Mid-Atlantic influenced menu I served at a recent Meatwave. So it was destined that these Old Bay fries would be served that day and then make their way onto the blog as a result of that.

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Thu, 08 Nov 2018 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Vegetables Grilling Recipes Vegetarian Sides http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-old-bay-potato-wedges-recipe
Baltimore Pit Beef http://www.meatwave.com/blog/baltimore-pit-beef-recipe Joshua Bousel Baltimore PIt Beef

This recipe for Baltimore pit beef has been a long time coming. It was on my radar as something I really want to develop a recipe for from my early days of cooking because it was somewhat familiar to me from past trips to Baltimore and also incorporated both my love for grilling and roast beef. I always kept it on the back burner though because I felt like I really needed a meat slicer to get the ideal thin and even cuts to get it right—I knew my lacking hand slicing skills would not be good enough. While in New York though, a meat slicer was not a practical purchase because the space it would require was never available in our apartment, then when I moved to North Carolina, I felt like I needed to be settled first before adding another bulky item to my kitchen. Well, it took over twelve years for the time to be right to add a meat slicer to my arsenal of tools, but it finally happen last winter when my mom gifted me a Chef's Choice model, and while some adverse weather put delays on earlier attempts to make Baltimore pit beef this year, it finally happen a couple weeks ago and the results were glorious.

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Thu, 01 Nov 2018 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Beef Sandwiches http://www.meatwave.com/blog/baltimore-pit-beef-recipe
Sauced: 17th Street Hog Warsh http://www.meatwave.com/blog/17th-street-barbecue-hog-warsh-sauce-review Joshua Bousel 17th Street Hog Warsh

Meatwave Rating: 7 out of 10

A super tangy vinegar sauce with a nice kick of heat, in the North Carolina tradition, makes this a solid choice for adorning piles of smoked hog.

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Tue, 30 Oct 2018 12:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/17th-street-barbecue-hog-warsh-sauce-review
Pork Roll Breakfast Sandwiches http://www.meatwave.com/blog/new-jersey-grilled-taylor-ham-pork-roll-breakfast-sandwiches-recipe Joshua Bousel Pork Roll Breakfast Sandwiches

It's kind of surprising how long I lived next door to New Jersey without ever knowing about one of the state's best inventions—Taylor pork roll. I also will never forget the first time I was introduced to this seasoned processed pork product that hails from Trenton while at a camping trip with a group of NJ-native friends who brought the stuff along to make some of the tastiest breakfast sandwiches I'd ever had. I was instantly smitten, but have left pork roll consumption to my times in New Jersey, which translates to rarely ever eating it. I noticed recently though that my local grocery carries it, and while preparing a Meatwave made of up of all Mid-Atlantic specialities, it seemed fitting to pick up a couple packages and start off the event with these pork roll sandwiches.

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Thu, 25 Oct 2018 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Sausage Pork Sandwiches http://www.meatwave.com/blog/new-jersey-grilled-taylor-ham-pork-roll-breakfast-sandwiches-recipe