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    Big Green Egg Grilling

    “I don’t like them, Sam I am, I don’t like green eggs…” Wait, but what if that green egg was a charcoal grilling machine? Then you’d love the Big Green Egg. That’s the focus of this class, the Big Green Egg grill. With Backyard BBQ Store, come and see what makes the Egg the world’s greatest grill/smoker. To practice, you’ll smoke pork, sear steaks, fire pizza, and grill a chicken. Let the sweet flame emanate over these succulent meats. Ensure a smoky flavor in each bite. Get ready to fire up the grill!
    Big Green Egg Grilling

    1147 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette

    • Discover why the Big Green Egg grill is the world’s greatest grill/smoker
    • Smoke pork, sear steaks, fire pizza, and grill a chicken in this hands-on class
    • Learn how to properly cook meat to get a smoky flavor or the perfect burn marks
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    Grilling with Beer

    There’s just something phenomenal about mixing grilled food with beer. What’s even better? Mixing beer in grilling recipes! Think about the taste of beer at the tip of your tongue when you try grilling up Smoked Cheddar Beer Dip, Beer Brined Pork Chops, and Beer Braised Brisket. You guessed right -- that’s what’s on the menu for this class. In addition to learning beer grilling basics, you'll partake in sampling unique micro brews as well. Enjoy this fun and exploratory experience on a cold Winter’s day and take back what you’ve learned to your next tailgating escapade or friendly get together. You’ll never look at beer the same way again!
    Grilling with Beer

    1147 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette

    • Learn to incorporate beer into delicious grilling recipes
    • Experience new techniques of how use beer effectively in grilling
    • Enjoy a sampling of micro brews
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    Grilling Seafood

    Does your seafood grill menu consist of burnt swordfish steak, charred shrimp and something that only a forensics team could identify as an grilled octopus? With Backyard BBQ Store’s Seafood class you’ll up your grill skills. An expert chef-instructor will show you step by step how to get smokier, richer flavor from your grilled seafood dishes. You’ll learn about culinary techniques, ingredient choices, equipment selection and meal timing in this teaching class. Learn all of the critical steps while you sample the delicious seafood delicacies being grilled right in front of your eyes. Take home the knowledge to change your kitchen forever!
    Grilling Seafood

    1147 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette

    • You become the grillmaster as you learn the intricacies of grilling seafood
    • Uncover the secrets to give your seafood a smokier, richer flavor
    • Sample delicious seafood delicacies made by an expert chef
    • Take home the knowledge to revolutionize your kitchen
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    Grilling 101

    Do your grilling skills need a little tutoring? Learn to get the best out of your grilled meals with this basic but in depth grilling class. There will be a strong focus on unique grilling recipes, useful techniques, and training on using the proper tools. These three components will come together to help you step up your cooking game to new levels. These delicious grilling components will be everything you need to change your basic grilled foods into meals that will have everyone wanting seconds.
    Grilling 101

    1147 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette

    • Sign up for the first part of this three part cooking classes on the basics of grilling
    • Learn the basic recipes, techniques, and tools necessary to make delicious grilled foods
    • Further explore getting the best flavors out of your food
    • Make the most of your culinary experience
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    Turkey Grilling Class

    There are so many ways to stuff and cook a turkey, but which is best? You need the meat juicy and tender so that it absolutely melts in your mouth. Fire up the grill because you’re about to learn how to cook a turkey. With the help of Backyard BBQ Store, learn how to properly smoke a turkey, extracting so much delicious flavor. From there, you’ll grill one on gas and one on charcoal, ensuring mastery on any type of grill. Get ready to spruce up Thanksgiving, or really any day you’re craving for this bird.
    Turkey Grilling Class

    1147 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette

    • Learn the techniques behind properly smoking and grilling a turkey
    • Practice your grilling skills on both a gas and charcoal grill
    • Cook the perfect turkey
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    Grilling Ribs

    Sticky BBQ sauce soaks the pork. You take a bite and the meat slides right off the bone. It’s succulent, juicy, and the tenderest meat on the market. Dig in and dig the pig in this tasty rib class! With Backyard BBQ Store, members of Dig the Pig BBQ competition team will show you how to smoke ribs the right way: low and slow. You’ll smoke baby back, spare ribs and rib tips. Get ready for the best barbecue class in Chicago! Your picnics and BBQs will never be the same again.
    Grilling Ribs

    1147 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette

    • Learn the techniques behind slow smoking ribs
    • Smoke baby back ribs, spare ribs and rib tips
    • Taste your porkified creations
    • No experience necessary
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    Steak Class

    Steak! Eat some steak! The sacrifices one would make for a tender, juicy steak. If you’re a steak aficionado, then you’re dreams are about to come true. Discover the beauty of this cut. Class begins with the dissection of an entire loin, showing you where each different cut of steak originates. You’ll also understand why some cuts are better than others. From there, time to master the grill. Is there anything better than perfect grill marks on a steak? You’ll cook the cuts on both a charcoal and gas grill, firing up the best steak of your life. Become the meaty maestro!
    Steak Class

    1147 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette

    • Dissect the various cuts of steak: what each cut looks like, and the flavors packed inside of each
    • Learn how to cook the perfect steak on both a gas and charcoal grill
    • Cook up a couple perfect steaks
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