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We Won a 1st Place 2010 Scovie Award!!!

We are proud to announce that Outta the Park BBQ Sauce has won a 1st Place Award in the 2010 Scovie Awards competition! The annual Scovie Awards is one of the world’s most competitive gourmet food competitions with about 800 products entered each year.

Now Available at all Whole Foods Locations in NC

Outta the Park Eats is very pleased to announce the availability of our BBQ Sauce at all 5 Whole Foods Market locations in North Carolina. We're on the shelves in Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Winston-Salem.

We will be sampling our sauce at each of these locations throughout October and November. Please see our Events page for dates, times and locations as they become available. Hope to see you there!

We're #1!

Outta the Park BBQ Sauce was the #1 selling product (out of more than 300!) for September at our online retailer. For details, please visit:;

Our thanks to all our "Outta Town" fans for your help in making this possible. Don't forget to email us with your great recipes and grill-party photos; the best new meal ideas come from our customers, and we'll post them all on our website!

Thanks again for getting sauced with us!
Scott and Beth Granai

Jim's Easy BBQ Pork Chops

1 "family pack" bone-in pork chops (about 2-2.5 lbs.)
6 ozs Outta The Park BBQ Sauce, plus extra

Place chops in large zip lock bag and fill with 1/2 bottle OTP. Let marinate for as long as desired (at least 1-2 hrs).

Pre-heat grill to 350. Depending on thickness of chops, cook 5-7 minutes per side. Look for carmelized edges and nice grill marks on the meat - total cooking time, 10-15 minutes.

Outta the Park BBQ Shrimp

1 lb medium shrimp, deveined, tails on
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp dry rub (see recipe below)*
1/2 cup Outta the Park BBQ Sauce, plus extra

After deveining the shrimp, wash and pat dry. Place in a bowl and sprinkle with the olive oil. Coat with the dry rub mixture. Pour the BBQ sauce in a second bowl and add shrimp. Marinate shrimp in sauce for 1-3 hours.

New Retailers Added in Greensboro, Asheville

Announcing two new retailers where you can purchase Outta the Park BBQ Sauce:

The Extra Ingredient, in Greensboro, NC, is a treasure trove for the serious home chef. If your kitchen needs it, chances are they have it -- and it'll look great. During our live demos, aprons from The Extra Ingredient keep us looking sharp as we serve up samples of our sauce! Check them out at:

  • Sampling Event this Saturday (10/3) at Cary Whole Foods

    Please join Beth for a sampling event at the Whole Foods Cary location this Saturday, from 11AM to 3PM. The Cary Whole Foods is located in Waverley Place, at the intersection of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Farm Road. The weather should be great for grilling this weekend -- come on out and taste a homerun with us!

    Now Available in Massachusetts!

    We're proud to announce that our Outta the Park BBQ Sauce is now available at three fine retailers in Eastern Massachusetts. Check us out on the shelf:

    Bo-Tes Imports Norwell, MA
    Ring Brothers Marketplace Dennis, MA
    Phoenix Fruit Orleans, MA

    Blanch's BBQ Salmon

    Blanch’s BBQ Salmon:

    2 healthy de-boned Alaskan Salmon Filets
    1/2 Tsp. Virgin Olive Oil
    1 Tsp. Balsamic Vinegar
    1 Lemon
    1 Bottle OTP BBQ Sauce

    Marinate Salmon in a generous lather of Outta The Park BBQ Sauce. Calmly add the Oil & Vinegar. Squeeze juice of one lemon into the mix. Add Salt and Pepper to taste.

    Outta The Park Burgers; Tomato, Peppers & Basil Salad

    Mix Outta The Park BBQ Sauce and finely diced red onion into your ground beef before cooking. Use approximately 1-1/2 teaspoons of sauce per patty and add onions and salt & pepper to taste. Make your patties and grill to desired doneness. Serve on a toasted whole grain bun with a slice of tomato and Outta The Park sauce used instead of ketchup.

    Serving suggestion: Goes great with a side of Tomato, Peppers & Basil Salad!

    Tomato, Peppers & Basil Salad: