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Formaggio Kitchen BBQDuring BBQ season here at the shop (March-October), when I work in the bakery on Saturdays, I get the benefit of Eric’s company for a brief while in the morning as he puts the finishing touches on his BBQ.  Saturdays find him baking off cornbread, roasting the chickens and finishing off ribs.  As I go through the process of making cinnamon bread, I observe the different stages he goes through – the testing of the golden cornbread studded with colorful peppers, the brushing of the chickens with his BBQ sauce and the final glazing of the ribs with that same sauce.

Formaggio Kitchen BBQ: the preparation

Formaggio Kitchen BBQ: the preparation

The half chickens begin their journey on Friday when they are split and marinated in a special rub.  On Saturday morning, Eric roasts them for about 45 minutes, bastes them in their own juice and, as he says, “gives them a sauce bath.”  Once they are out on the sidewalk, customers have the option of another “sauce bath” before their chicken goes on the grill for the grand finale.  As Eric points out, the basting process helps to crisp the skin while the layering of the BBQ sauce allows for a delicious development of flavor. (more…)

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By now you’ve probably (hopefully) heard about our Super Bowl BBQ + Beer Bonanza, February 6-7, here at FK. Inside, we’ll have free tastings of beers from our favorite brewers. Outside, Grillerator Eric will host a special session of our popular summer sidewalk barbecue, cooking up the usual menu of ribs, pulled meats and hot dogs.

Eric has also promised a few specials based on the regional BBQ styles of the two Super Bowl contenders, which probably means something Cajun-style in honor of the NFC-champion New Orleans Saints (think andouille!). Indianapolis, home of the AFC-champion Colts, is a bit more of a head-scratcher, Eric admits, with no well-known BBQ tradition. (The Hoosier State does, however, boast a beloved dessert called sugar cream pie with a filling made of, well, sugar and cream.)

Come by Super Bowl weekend to see what Eric comes up with. And remember that if Minnesota had made it to the big game in place of New Orleans, for better or worse, you might have gotten to try the first-ever pulled lutefisk sandwich.

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