Second Annual Beer, Bourbon & Bbq Festival

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Vinegar - You may use white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar, or any of a wide variety of vinegars available. The idea in using vinegar, no matter what kind, is the same. Sauce for pulled pork rub is typically a sweet and sour combination. Many recipes claim to be official Memphis style pulled pork specifically because they use vinegar in their sauce. However, just about any pulled pork sandwich that has homemade barbecue sauce will have vinegar as an ingredient, regardless of the region.

Enjoy featured craft beer all weekend long like the Domaine DuPage French Country Ale by Two Brothers Brewing ($5); Grassroots Ale by Great Lakes Brewing ($5); and Festina Peche by Dogfish Head Craft Brewing ($5). In Fine Sprits also offers its cask ale slow cooker pulled pork italian dressing spring craft beer selections.

U.S. Cellular Field gets a bad rap-mostly by people who either A hold pre-existing biases against the park or team or slow cooker pulled pork B haven't been to a game there since the renovations.

This is a crockpot recipe, but you can of course cook this on the stove if you like. It's the same process except you want to bring your soup to a boil and then let simmer for 30 minutes (if using cooked chicken) to an hour (if using raw chicken) until the chicken is falling off the bone.

*Note: The ideal size slow cooker for this recipe is a 4 quart one. This recipe makes 6 servings. If you are using extra lean hamburger cook it first and drain off all the grease before you put it in the slow cooker.

If you prefer to serve only appetizers, the world is your oyster. You can serve anything from simple cheese and crackers to beer puffs. What football fan would turn down beer puffs? Anything wrapped in bacon and stuck on a toothpick will be a hit. You can wrap shrimp, cheese or sausage bites with bacon. You can wear to watch games with your friends. Whatever Superbowl recipes you make for your party, be sure to prepare enough to keep everyone fed. Lay out your foods in shifts so there is always something for your guests to choose from.

Also, be sure to check out the first article in this series: Frugal health, eating right part 1: Getting Started. This primer will help you rid your kitchen of problem foods so you can prepare to cook at home and eat more healthfully.