Virgil’s Barbecue Road Trip Cookbook—The Best Barbecue From Around the Country Without Ever Leaving Your Backyard By Neil Corman with Chris Peterson

If you’ve already made your way out to the newly opened Virgil’s BBQ at The LINQ Promenade on the Vegas Strip, you’ll want to check out this 335 page cookbook, which like the restaurant, explores America’s favorite food: BBQ; and grilling secrets from the US’s hottest BBQ capitals: Texas, North Carolina, Kansas City, and Memphis. Written by Neal Corman, Corporate Executive Chef of the Alicart Restaurant Group of which Virgil’s BBQ is a part of, the book contains 98 foolproof recipes that any home cook or backyard grillmaster should be able to accomplish for quick weekday dinners or relaxed weekend entertaining. This BBQ bible contains chapters on starters and salads, drinks, sides, rubs, marinades & sauces, beef, pork, poultry, seafood, sweets and suggested menus. Also included are sections on the history of hot smoking, the art and science of barbecue and the essential gear one will need to BBQ. Scattered throughout the book are helpful tips, such as how to season cast iron grates, how to prevent grease fires, types of wood to use for smoking and the best style of beer to serve with various types of meat.

Virgil’s Barbecue Road Trip Cookbook is published by St. Martin’s Press.
The book is available at Virgil’s BBQ at The LINQ Promenade, or visit