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We’re a robust, tangy vinegar based heirloom bbq sauce with just the perfect hint of black pepper & a slight undertone of sweetness. A 30 year family recipe to perfectly accent and bring out the flavor, not overpower, your pork, steak, chicken, seafood, fowl, wild game or anything your heart desires, even tofu.

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

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 [...]

GORUCK OR GO HOME: THE ULTIMATE BACKPACK FOR EVERYTHING.

You may ask, why am I posting something about backpacks when I run a bbq sauce brand & company? Well, #1 I can do that, #2 we have a great deal of pride in America where we live & American made products while inducing money back into our system domestically, #3 this is a product [...]

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. [...]

Heirloom Book Co. and Jack Rudy Cocktail Co have decided to throw a Holiday Happy Hour!

Heirloom Book Co. and Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. have decided to throw a Holiday Happy Hour sure to please! Heirloom is actually the first account that picked us up in the Charleton, South Carolina market with Big Ed’s Heirloom from Pigtail Brands as well so we always like to stop in on their events, although the current [...]

III Movie Teaser: A 2D And 3D Movie Experience from TBA Productions Featuring Big Ed’s Heirloom Barbeque Sauce.

How does a barbecue sauce & marinade play into a horror movie? Well our good friends over at TBA Productions have been working on getting this movie off the ground for a long while now and it has finally come to fruition. They approached me about featuring Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce & Marinade to [...]

Pigtail Brands Black Friday Sale: 30% off of Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce and Marinade

We like to try and stay ahead of the game so we figured we would go ahead and let our Black Friday Thanksgiving Sale go live with Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce from Pigtail Brands. From now until Sunday we are giving our awesome fans 30% off of their entire order be it 1 bottle, [...]

The Winning Poster for the 2012 BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival by Jessica Crouch

Here is the winning design turned into the winning poster for the 2012 BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival by Jessica Crouch who also took home $1,000 to boot for the winning entry. The design is comprised of many forks formed into the shape of a wine bottle. The design also incorporates the No. 7, [...]

Review on Grilling With Rich: Pigtail Brands Barbecue Sauce – Another Great South Carolina Barbecue Sauce

Thanks to Rich for giving Big Ed’s Heirloom Barbecue Sauce & Marinade a whirl. Grilling with Rich.com has already become the leading Barbecue news websites on the internet. Headquartered right in the heart of our nation’s Capital Washington D.C., Grilling with Rich follows the grilling and barbecue adventures including recipes for the BBQ and Grill. I frequently [...]

The Hogtied Cocktail at The Cocktail Club Charleston with Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce From Pigtail Brands

Where do we go when we live to blow off a little steam for a nice drink at the end of the day? The Cocktail Club Charleston that’s where. We have frequented this locale basically since its inception. If you are not familiar this establishment is located on Upper King Street in Charleston, South Carolina [...]

Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce Specialty Tofu Recipe

This recipe for specialty tofu from Charleston, South Carolina Based Pigtail Brands using Big Ed’s Heirloom Barbecue Sauce is simple, delicious and very healthy. We just wanted to post for all of the vegans out there who would like to enjoy our sauce as well. What will you need? -A Bottle or two of Big [...]

Pigtail Brands to sample Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce With Legare Farms Pork For Ted’s Butcher Block 6th Anniversary

On Saturday, October 15, from noon to 5 Ted’s Butcher Block will host an anniversary block party with “live music, great food, craft beer, give-aways and more.” The Bushels will be back again this year and perform out back while local Westbrook Brewery’s Oktoberfest and Zwickelbier will be poured for $4 a glass. They’ll also have ‘Crap [...]

Condé Nast Traveler names Charleston Top City In The United States in Readers’ Choice Awards 2011

  Condé Nast Traveler names Charleston “Top City In The United States” in Readers’ Choice Awards 2011. Charleston Native Stephen Colbert was there to accept the award on behalf of the city and residents, as was the Charleston Area CVB team and local travel partners. Charleston has been in the top ten for year after year but this [...]

Pig On A Spit With Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce From Pigtail Brands

Two weekends ago a friend of mine, James Lipp, who you may remember as one of the victor’s in the Rub My Rib Contest not long ago that was put on by the Charleston Scene took a trip to Warsaw, Virginia to a beautiful place called Mount Airy to do the cooking of a couple of [...]

Pigtail Brands Retail: Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce Now Carried At Heirloom Book Company In Charleston, South Carolina

  We are very pleased to share the news that Big Ed’s Heirloom Barbecue Sauce & Marinade from Pigtail Brands is now carried at Heirloom Book Company located on 123 King St. in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. HeirloomBook Co. is a specialty bookshop dedicated to the literature of food serving up an extensive choice of rare, out-of-print [...]

Pigtail Brands Retail: Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce Now Carried At The Remedy Market In Charleston, South Carolina

We are very pleased to share the news that Big Ed’s Heirloom Barbecue Sauce & Marinade from Pigtail Brands is now carried at The Remedy Market on Spring Street. The Remedy Market is Charleston’s market & restaurant for awesome food using only the best local and organic ingredients with an awesome hard-to-find craft beer choices [...]

Charleston: Two Boroughs Larder pig roast this Saturday

We stopped by our friends Two Boroughs Larder yesterday to drop off some Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce for the lamb and pig roast going down this Saturday on 186 Coming St in Charleston, Sc. For $10 a plate you can get your fill of meat and vegetarian sides, or, you can skip the meat and [...]

Pigtail Brands Retail: Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce Now Carried At Bull Street Gourmet & Market In Charleston, South Carolina

We are very pleased to share the news that Big Ed’s Heirloom Barbecue Sauce & Marinade from Pigtail Brands is now carried at Bull Street Gourmet & Market on King Street. Bull Street Gourmet & Market is a fresh retail and restaurant concept on King Street in downtown Charleston. Their roots in Charleston run deep, [...]

Press: The Post & Courier Newspaper Gave Us along With Heirloom Book Co. A Nice Mention.

Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce Takes 2nd And 3rd Place In Charleston Scene’s Rub My Rib

  This past saturday we joined up with our friends The Remedy Market to compete in the Rib Off hosted by Charleston Scene Magazine at the Maritime Center and are very pleased to say that we came away with a 2nd place award in the Critics’ Choice category as well as third place position which was the wild [...]