Friday, June 18, 2010

Experience the ‘Thrill of the Grill’ as Capital Cooking takes on the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival

Join Lauren DeSantis, host of Capital Cooking and author of the Capital Cooking Cookbook, as she teams up with Heath Hall and Brett Thompson of Pork Barrel BBQ to present the “Thrill of the Grill” on Saturday, June 19th at 1 p.m. at the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival. Learn the art of grilling shrimp and pepper skewers, peaches topped with homemade mascarpone cream and vegetable ratatouille.

As seen on ABC’s Shark Tank, and most recently on Fox and Friends, Pork Barrel BBQ is fast becoming one of the nation’s favorite barbecue sauces and spice rubs. Pork Barrel BBQ’s products will be used exclusively throughout the demonstration.

All of the recipes featured in the demo can be found in the Capital Cooking Cookbook, which will be for sale after the demonstration. Festival guests will also have the opportunity to meet Lauren and have their copy of the cookbook signed.

The best things of summer all rolled into one weekend, the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival returns to National Harbor for its 2010 tour. From June 18th-19th, visitors will enjoy over 60 beers, 40 Bourbons, and enough barbecue to last the entire summer. The festival has made some improvements from last year, including more bars and more tent space. Designated drivers will receive a discounted entry ticket of $20. In addition, kids 12 and younger are free; however, this is not a child-focused event. For more information about the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival, please visit

Capital Cooking is the first television show of its kind and now airs in more than 20 million households on Dish Network through CoLours TV. Capital Cooking highlights cooking traditions of regional cuisine from all areas of the country as well as international dishes. Throughout the series, DeSantis will incorporate entertaining tips into the shows, will cook with local chefs, and will demonstrate how to make recipes with ingredients that viewers can find at local grocery stores and farmers’ markets. Visit for more information on upcoming events and for daily updates.
Photo by Shauna Alexander


DCsocialite said...

I went there today and it was so hot, but lots of fun! That cajun bacon was ridiculous!

capitalcooking said...

Sorry I missed you. It was really hot!