Are You Hugging?

March 7, 2022

We’re just back from our first trade show in 2 years!


“Are you hugging?”

That was the best question we were asked at the Hearth Patio BBQ Show last week.  You bet we were hugging!   I’ve never hugged so many people over the span of 3 days!  2022 marks our 15th year in business and I still love doing trade shows!  The opportunity to reconnect face-to-face was really overwhelming quite frankly!  Perhaps we’ve all been starved for hugs?  I’m pretty much done with fist bumps!  ❌ ?? ?

Thank you to all who attended HPB Expo last week.  You helped refuel my emotional gas tank!

What a surprise to see the legendary Heath Riles at the show!


GrillGrates own Nick Thoele walked the floor and stopped by to say hi.


Kell Phelps was there to capture all the excitement for Barbecue News!


I get to do it again this weekend at the Steak Cookoff Association’s World Championship in Fort Worth.  On the road again and hugging it!

– Brad