Sorry, folks. Barbecue's closed. (for the holidays)
Yes, we've taken the holidays off this year. Several different reasons...main one being time with family. As much as I love cooking for folks, Thanksgiving and Christmas need to be spent with family. So even after ETB gets enormously famous, I'll probably continue foregoing turkeys and hams for the holidays. And I'm kind of proud of that. But man, I absolutely appreciate all the inquiries! You guys continue to humble me.
There has been plenty of family travel, lately too. In fact, we'll be in Hawaii over Christmas this year. So keep an eye out for some driveway cooks after we get back. There's going to be Smoked Pork Green Chili, Pulled Pork Carnitas Tacos with Slaw, Grownup Beanie-Weenies made with the combo platter of ETB Action Sausage and Neighborhood Beans, maybe some Brisket, and of course Ribs.
And definitely be thinking about Super Bowl--I'll be doing racks of ribs, and maybe some other things. Haven't decided yet.
2022 plans are currently in the works. It's going to be a transition year, as my youngest is going to be in Kindergarten, freeing up some more time for barbecue. So we're definitely working out how and when we'll be set up, as well as a more established menu. I've been digging into the possibility of shipping product, too. Maybe a beef jerky option, as well. Stay tuned. This is fun.
And one last thing--if you'd like a t-shirt, I've still got several sizes and colors of the Elvis (see website) and just a few sizes and colors of the OG shirt. They make the best damn stocking stuffers ever. Ever.
Once again, thank you all so much for your ongoing support! Wasn't planning on a pandemic when I set out to start this gig up--not that it changed a ton, just pushed pause for a couple years. But you all bought some food (some drove a damn long way, too!), hung out by the smoker, drank some beers, given me a high-five while you're at the ol' curbside pickup, told your friends about us, and just enjoyed part of your day with me. And hey, that's what barbecue's all about, man. I appreciate you!
I am Earl. And I cook barbecue.