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Yearly Archives for 2012

It was a very good year. Dig in. Every entry is a classic.

Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce Makes Esquire Magazine Great American Things List

We are proud & honored to announce that Pigtail Brands Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce & Marinade has been chosen as one of the Great American Things in the December 2012 issue of Esquire Magazine. The United States has given the world many gifts. Some are intangible — they cover a few of those here. […]

Top Food & Dining Trends In 2013

So what are the Culinary Predictions for the Top Dining Trends of 2013. 1. Sour Gets It’s Day 2. Chefs Watch Your Weight 3. Asian Influences Infiltrate American Comfort Food 4. Veggies Take Over The Plate 5. Kids’ Menus Growing Up 6. American Artisans Save You A Trip To Europe 7. Small Plates For Me […]

2013 BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival Poster By Robert Lange

The BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival has revealed the official festival poster for 2013 by local artist Robert Lange of Robert Lange Studios. As always we, at the Pigtail Brands Barbecue Sauces And Marinades camp, are looking forward to exhibiting Big Ed’s Heirloom Barbeque Sauce in the Grand Tasting Tent on Saturday again this […]

Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce. A Favorite Pick In Taste Of The South Magazine.

We are proud to let everyone know that Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce & Marinade from Pigtail Brands is featured in the current October/November issue of The Taste Of The South Magazine. Big Ed’s was picked as featured favorite product for all of everyone’s fall festivities such as tailgating, grilling out, or just simply entertaining friends & […]

Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce And Marinade Now Available in 119 Fresh Market Stores Nationwide !

Well we are about a year & half into slingin the bbq sauce & marinade around the continental United States & Antarctica & today we bring forth exciting news to share. You can now find Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce & Marinade from Pigtail Brands in all 119 or so The Fresh Market stores across the […]

Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce Now Available At Bakehouse Charleston

We are happy to announce that you can now purchase Big Eds Heirloom BBQ Sauce & Marinade at Bakehouse Charleston. This also happens to be my favorite locale in Charleston to feed my sweets & caffeine addiction. They have started now, in addition, to offer some crafty beers for your tasting and have an open […]

Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce in Local Market South Atlanta Online Retail Market

We are proud to announce that we have added another online vendor for Pigtail Brands. Now available: Big Ed’s Heirloom All-Natural Recipe in the Local Market Atlanta Online Retail Market. This husband & wife team have put together a showstopping retail experience for handcrafted specialty foods produced by Southerners. At Local Market South, you’ll find […]

Barbecue Sauce Giveaway Contest: Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce & BBQ Sauce Reviews

Giveaways   We are doing a bbq sauce giveaway contest over with our friends bbqsaucereviews.com for some Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce. The time for a robust, tangy, gluten free, preservative free & all natural vinegar based BBQ sauce for all of you eastern NC style lovers out there. They gave us 4/5 stars in […]

Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce & Piggly Wiggly. Local Since Forever.

Local Since Forever! That pretty much sums it up. Heads up if you haven’t been to your local Piggly Wiggly lately! Big Ed’s Heirloom has been on a sale price of $3.99 with “The Pig Card” since May 1st and you will be able to get Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce & Marinade from Pigtail […]

Hello From Antarctica: Big Ed’s Heirloom makes it to The South Pole!

How awesome are these photos from McMurdo Station, Antarctica taken by my good friend Mark Walsh? Now he has returned to the States but Mark is a friend I met at the College of Charleston hailing from Mississippi who for the last couple of years has been holding down the fort at McMurdo Station. I sent some […]

28% Off Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce & Marinade Sale on Fab.com

There are many of you who have been lucky enough to get your hands on a bottle of Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce & Marinade & most likely the vast majority to date have been in the Southeast(Feel free to request it where you shop). We like spreading the love & lucky enough for us […]

Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce & Marinade for Charleston Waterkeeper Water Ball 2012

We just wanted to share news of a wonderful event tonight that we are lucky enough to be a part of, The Water Ball 2012 @ The SC Aquarium with Charleston Waterkeeper. There will be Champagne & Oysters Overlooking Charleston Harbor from 7-8pm & then we move onto more food, vendors, music & dancing from […]

Notebook Obsession: The Private Obsessions of Sean Brock. Directed by Jeff Christopher Scott

Directed by Jeff Scott. An inside, behind the scenes look into the private obsessions and notebooks of today’s most renowned chefs, Sean Brock of Husk Restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina & McCrady’s. Provocative artist, filmmaker and photographer Jeff Scott and chef Blake Beshore have created the total reinvention of the modern American cookbook. Notes from […]

Get Saucy with Big Ed’s Heirloom for Charleston Wine + Food Festival in the Piggly Wiggly Grand Tasting Tent Saturday.

We just wanted to give everyone a reminder that Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce & Marinade from Pigtail Brands will have an exhibitor booth in the 2012 Charleston Wine + Food Festival Piggly Wiggly Grand Tasting Tent this Saturday, March 3rd 2012. We have been up late preparing and cooking for the event & will […]

National BBQ Association Awards Of Excellence Winners: Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce

  Each year, the National BBQ Association recognizes outstanding products throughout the BBQ industry through their annual Awards of Excellence.  Each year, products are judged in 24 different subcategories to determine the best of the best in four main categories: BBQ sauce, dry rubs and seasonings, marinades, and anything goes.  Judges also select winners in […]

Come Sample Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce @ SEWE Today in Charleston, Sc.

We will be sampling Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce & Marinade today from Pigtail Brands at The South Carolina Specialty Foods Association tent in front of Gaillard Auditorium today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. We will also have some show specials on single bottles of sauce & cases of Big Ed’s as […]

Summerville Native Wins Yahoo! Sundance Film Festival Shorts Competition With The Debutante Hunters

Here is a nice little short film that was recently entered into the Sundance Film Festival in Utah by lowcountry Summerville, South Carolina native Maria White.   This Sundance film was the third collaboration between White & her husband and 1 of 5 films to receive grants from the South Carolina Film Commission. Yahoo & Sundance allowed […]


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Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce featured sale on Fab.com this Friday 11am!

I just wanted to give a heads up to everyone Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce & Marinade , The Specialty of the South, will be a featured sale this Friday 1.6.2012 on Fab.com starting at 11 am (EST). A wonderful chance for for all of the Pigtail Brands fans nationwide to take advantage of a great deal. […]