Friday, April 25, 2014

i blame the bacon...

The day after a big event is always a struggle. A little because of the alcohol consumption, (sorry, occupational hazard) but a huge part of it is simply the event hangover itself.

The relief of putting another event in the books is a great feeling. And an even better feeling is the fact that it went off without a hitch. A wildly successful evening and another slew of great memories for our little brand. The weather was perfect, the 'cue was smoky and savory, the pops creamy and bacony and salty and spicy... and the beer....oh, good lord, the beer. Kudos to Triple C for concocting a damn fine bacon-infused elixr.

Most of all, our staff was on point last night.  I'm so proud of the leadership, management, teamwork and overall effort put into creating a great evening for our guests.  THANK YOU TEAM DILWORTH - Terrel, Gloria, Zo, Kelly, Will, Sydney, Ebony, Meredith, Miguel, and Campbell!

Thank you to our partners in crime King of Pops (Brandon DeCurtins) and Triple C Brewing (Harker, Will, Justin and Scott). I'm proud of our little collaboration and am extremely grateful of your willingness and open-mindedness on this idea.

Most importantly, thank you to everyone who joined us last night. Not only for buying tickets and committing to us YOUR Thursday evening, but for ALWAYS supporting us. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves so much that it hurt a little this morning. :-)

I'm sure glad it's over but damn glad it happened. Bacon, Beer and BBQ - check. Onto the next great idea....

Click here for the playlist from last night.  And of course, a few photos:

BBQ Sliders | Pulled Pork, Slaw, Sweet & Sour Pickles, Smoked Amber BBQ Sauce

Sweet & Sour Chips


Welcome to all things bacon beer and bbq

The gentlemen of KOP + 3C 

Ms. Ellen Gurley, ladies and gents. 

Baby Makers

Ms. Yelp Charlotte | Nikki Wolfe 
Awaiting the bacon beer....


Joe Hall with JJ's Owner, Jon Luther

So good they might go on the menu

smokey bacony beer

chocolaty bacony salty pop with a kick
Team Bacon Beer & BBQ

q on q on q on q

love this lady | cassiday 
The Luthers

rockin' the roof 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pop Culture

I met Charlotte King of Pops Co-owners Brandon and Reade DeCurtins about a year ago. I can't remember how we were introduced but I'm sure glad I adopted "pop culture" early.  Now, we get the pleasure of having a KOP cooler and rainbow umbrella in our East Blvd parking lot about 6 months out of the year. Hooray!

King of Pops serves ecologically responsible, fresh, all-natural frozen treats in all sorts of flavors. Some even include local craft beer. A few of our favorites are the Pineapple Habanero, Mexican Chocolate, Girl Scout Cookie Series, Thai Tea, Orange Cream, Lemon Basil, Salted Watermelon, Strawberry Lemonade, Banana Puddin', Blackberry Mojito... ok well damn, that list got a little out of control. You get the idea (to see a full list of flavors click here). You can find their carts all around Charlotte. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for their daily schedule.

Our NEW FAVORITE flavor is JJ's very own concoction: Chocolate, JJ's Bacon, Cayenne, Sea Salt. JJ's Red Pop is sweet and creamy with a kick!  We had the opportunity to be pop kings for a day at KOP's local Charlotte facility. Some pics below. JJ's Red Pop will hit Charlotte pop stands on 4/24! Let us know what you think by posting a pic of your JJ's pop #jjsredpop @jjsredhots @kingofpopsclt.

pop logo

pop coolers

f r e e z i n g pops

pop sticks

add a little bit more bacon ;-)

 jjs red pop. done. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Bacon Beer & BBQ Dinner

Featuring Triple C Brewing & King of Pops
Join us, in celebration of NC Craft Beer Month, for a firkin’ good time. JJ’s has teamed with Triple C Brewing and King of Pops to bring you all your favorite things: Beer. Bacon. BBQ. 

Place                     JJ’s Dilworth, Rooftop
Time                     6pm – 9pm
Cost                       $12 per person
Beverage             1 Pint Bacon-infused Smoked Amber Cask
Main Course       2 Pulled Pork Sliders topped with Smoked Amber BBQ Sauce, JJ's Slaw and House Dill Pickles. Served                                  with a side of our house-made Onion Rings (side substitution available)
Dessert                 JJ’s Red Pop, a collaboration with King of Pops, Bacon/Chocolate/Sea Salt/Cayenne 

*Additional pints available for purchase while supplies last. Questions: Brandy Newton,

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HEREDid I mention that we'll be giving away tickets to JJ's VIP Party Deck at the new Knights Stadium

Thursday, April 3, 2014

RECIPE | Triple C Smoked Amber BBQ Sauce

2 C 
¼ C       Brown Mustard
½ C       Molasses
¼ C       Brown Sugar
2 T        Chili powder
½ tsp     Cayenne
¼ C       Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp      Granulated Garlic
1 tsp      Black Pepper
1 tsp      Cumin
8 oz       Triple C Smoked amber, reduced by 1/4 over med heat. About 10 min.

Combine ingredients in a large stockpot, cook for 30 min, whisking often to combine flavors. Makes about 1 Qt.

the pig digs