The BBQ Central Show

The BBQ Central Show

CEO of Blackstone Products Roger Dahle. Then A Memphis in May Update!

August 10, 2023

(August 8, 2023 - Hour Two)

10:14 - Leading off the 2nd hour tonight is the CEO of Blackstone Products, Roger Dahle. Blackstone is the name that the majority of people associate backyard griddle cooking with and it's also the brand leading the way when it comes to units sold! Tonight we talk to Roger about the state of griddle cooking from a business perspective and where he sees it going over the next few years. We will also dig into the griddle product a bit more (in case you are in the market for one) and we will also talk about their Gen 2 pizza oven.

10:35pm - With the remaining time tonight, I will break down the current Memphis in May disaster that is taking place. If you aren't tracking it, but you are a fan of the event (at least the BBQ contest part) then you should know it is in a very dire situation at the time of this newsletter. You might recall there were extensive renovations to Tom Lee Park recently and the MIM Festival this year evidentially did EXTENSIVE damage to the the tune of $1.4 million dollars!!! The Memphis in May International Festival is being required to pay a little more than $675,000 to the Memphis River Parks Partnership to remedy those repairs and it's due on August 12th. Could this spell the end of MIM forever, will the event have to move to a new location next year and going forward, does MIM have $675,000 to pay out for those listed damages?? I will get you up to date as we close the show tonight!

BBQ Central Show Sponsors:

Primo Grills

Pitts & Spitts BBQ Pits - Use "charcoalcentral" at checkout for $150 Off Charcoal Grills

Big Poppa Smokers Use Code REMPE at check out for $10 off a $50 or more purchase


Cookin Pellets

Pit Barrel Cooker

The Butcher Shoppe - Save 10% When You Mention "The BBQ Central Show"

JC Newman Cigars - Try The Angel Cuesta Brand