Three-Hour BBQ 101 Cooking Class with Four-Course Meal for One or Two at Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse (Up to 59% Off)

West Rogers Park

82 Ratings

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Three-hour BYOB, hands-on cooking class with a buffet-style barbecue feast and take-home cookbook and sauces; dinner-party atmosphere

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Promotional value expires 360 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Valid only for cooking classes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $59 for a three-hour BBQ 101 cooking class for one (a $120 value)
  • $99 for a three-hour BBQ 101 cooking class for two (a $240 value)

Pit master Jared Leonard gives students invaluable insight into the time-honored techniques used to smoke meats over a 100% hardwood fire, techniques usually passed down from generation to generation. After giving a brief history of barbecue and explaining the differences between smokers, the importance of choosing the appropriate woods, the flavors associated with various regional barbecue styles, and more, Jared leads the class through the preparation of a four-course meal with sides. Pupils learn how to handle brisket, pork shoulder, and ribs, devouring each smoked meat in a buffet-style feast at the end of the lesson. Each student leaves the BYOB dinner-party atmosphere with three jars of Rub BBQ’s signature, house-made sauces and one booklet of recipes for home. The testosterone-fueling class makes an ideal gift for aspiring barbecue aficionados and discerning carnivores alike.

Rub BBQ Company

Unlike many barbecue aficionados, pit master Jared Leonard focuses on creating the perfect dry rub rather than devoting all his efforts to sauces. A product of years of research and pleasant taste testing, his secret dry rub includes a blend of 14 seasonings designed to sit with the meat for 24 hours prior to being slowly smoked to perfection. The blend works its magic on all of Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse's meats, which include pulled pork, sliced brisket, and smoked ribs. The housemade sauces—smoky and sweet, citrus chipotle, and smoked jalapeño pepper—complement the dry-rubbed flavor and are served on the side so that patrons can use half for their meat and half to gel their mustaches. Patrons may also supplement their meals with made-from-scratch side dishes including truffle mac 'n' cheese and custard-filled corn bread.

Customer Reviews

82 Ratings

The pit master was knowledgable and very likable Great event!
Tom R. · March 19, 2015
Just GO or least try delivery if you can. Authentic and superb BBQ with excellent sides.
Matthew R. · January 22, 2015
This was so much fun, food and educational. Jared is an exceptional lecturer and demonstrator. Best 3 hours spent on a Sunday afternoon !
Leslie R. · January 16, 2015
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    West Rogers Park

    6954 N Western Ave.

    Chicago, IL 60645


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