$79 for a Five-Hour Competition-Level Barbecue Class at Big Ed’s Buzzard BBQ ($175 Value)

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Barbecuing, like painting, usually entails the use of a brush, a master's touch, and the building anticipation to eat your finished product. Enjoy the Picassos of the pit with this Groupon.

$79 for a Five-Hour Competition-Level Barbecue Class ($175 Value)

During five-hour classes, students learn how to smoke eight types of meat, including tender pulled pork and flavorful beef brisket. Afterward, students sample classic barbecue sides and enjoy a full meal of sausages, beans, corn bread, and salad. Check class availability here.

Big Ed's Buzzard BBQ Inc.

After two decades spent perfecting his secret barbecue recipes on friends and family, Ed opened Big Ed's Buzzard BBQ Inc. to bring his sauce-slathered brisket, pulled pork, and St. Louis–style ribs to the masses. Today, the barbecue master piles plates high with eight styles of smoked and spiced meat, and his chefs fashion multicourse meals full of saucy barbecue, homestyle sides such as honey-jalapeño corn bread, and desserts including peach cobbler.

Meals can be enjoyed at home or onsite at get-togethers. The shop caters a full range of staples for private events, including whole-hog roasts, pintsize sides, and binding agreements to kiss the cook. When he's not cooking, Ed can be found teaching competition-level classes, where he spends five hours covering barbecue basics.


I have been grilling and BBQ'ing for decades. But I learned so much from Ed, that I feel like a beginner

Richard M., Yelp, 7/19/12

The food was amazing and the instruction and tips he gave on how to cook the meat was invaluable.

Kristen F., Yelp, 9/30/12

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “great food, great class!!”

  • “Ask questions and don't be afraid to smoke a few cuts of meat before the class so you have some experience, however, complete beginners benefit greatly as well. Great...”

    “Ask questions and don't be afraid to smoke a few cuts of meat before the class so you have some experience, however, complete beginners benefit greatly as well. Great class by great people!”

  • “great class. definitely worth it.”

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    College Terrace

    2080 El Camino Real

    Palo Alto, California 94306

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    1875 S Bascom Ave.

    Suite 280

    Campbell, California 95008

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  3. C

    Santa Clara

    The Backyard

    1600 Duane Ave

    Santa Clara, California 95054

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In a Nutshell

Learn how to smoke and spice eight styles of meat in a five-hour barbecue course, which includes homestyle side sampling and a full meal

The Fine Print

Expires May 29th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Must check schedule before purchasing. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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