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5 for Friday: July 3, 2020

People can get their grill on for the 4th of July even when socially distancing. Here are five food blogs the Villains think you should follow.

Grilling, smoking and outdoor cooking in general are all about technique, experience and knowledge. Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue Bible shares delicious recipes but also provides an unparalleled amount of barbecue information to elevate your skills and confidence.

If you’re after Cajun and Creole cooking—along with riffs on other cuisines—look no further than Coop Can Cook by Brittany Cook.

Don’t forget the vegetarians and vegans on the 4th of July! Vegetarian ‘Ventures offers meatless recipes even some carnivores won’t be able to resist.

Master your grill and smoker with recipes and tips from the Hey Grill, Hey blog by Susie Bulloch.

Do you have a slow cooker? Do you love your air fryer? Then you’ll want to check out My Forking Life by Tanya Harris.


Some people like blogs but love cookbooks. Pick up Michael Symon’s Playing with Fire—physically or digitally—for more than 70 barbecue recipes.

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David Klemt View All

I’ve been studying and writing about the hospitality industry since 2006. Like so many people, I started my journey in this business by working as a host, server and bartender. I was introduced to nightlife in Chicago, learning the ins and outs of nightclubs and after-hours hot spots.

After moving to Las Vegas nearly 20 years ago, I both co-owned a valet company and helped promote the club it serviced. That led to me taking on the role of editor for a Las Vegas hospitality industry publication.

A few short years later, I continued along my journey of hospitality industry reporting. I went from contributing to a major industry outlet to taking on the role of editor and content curator.

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