Thick Cut Legends

Grill Tips Should Come From Grilling Legends

These guys aren't just good at their craft, they're some of the best grill masters in the world. They're here to help you up your grilling game with a few tips and recipes you'll actually want to use.

  • Full Flavored Inside and Out - the Cabo Can Chicken
  • Dr. BBQ's Quick Tip for Making A Dry Rub
  • Dr. BBQ and Cabo at the Chicago Lobster Fest
  • When Mary Meets Mixon: The Bloody Mixon
  • Cabo BLT Shot
  • The Ultimate Backyard BBQ Drink: The Cabo Beer-Rita
  • Daniel Wright’s Tip For Making Awesome BBQ Sauce
  • Try This: Myron Mixon’s “Cabo Triple P” Recipe
  • Jason Day’s Quick Tip for Beating the Barbecue Stall
  • Jason Day and Cabo at The Great Lenexa BBQ Battle
  • How To Grill Damn Good Ribs With The Mixons And Cabo Tequila
  • How To Make Myron Mixon's Hickorita
  • Myron Mixon's Quick Tip For Grilling Thick and Juicy Ribs
  • Michael Mixon’s Secret To Rubbing Your Ribs The Right Way
  • Get A Thicker Cut of Summer With The Mixons
  • The Cabo R&R

Thick Cut Legends

Myron Mixon

Known as “The Winningest Man in Barbecue” — Myron has been the chief cook of Jack’s Old South Competition BBQ team since 1996. His Georgia-based team has won over 200 grand championships, 11 national championships, more than 40 state championships and eight “Team of the Year” awards. He’s appeared on countless TV shows, including BBQ Pitmasters, and hosts his own barbecue school. Myron is true master of his craft, proven by his awards and well-deserved unapologetic attitude whenever he’s in charge of the meats.

Michael Mixon

There’s no question that manning and mastering the grill and smoker runs in the Mixon family. Like his father, Myron, Michael has quickly established himself as a nationally respected BBQ expert. He regularly competes in BBQ competitions throughout the country, alongside his dad, on the Jack’s Old South Competition BBQ team. Together they’ve won countless awards and are best known for appearing on the popular TV show BBQ Pitmasters.

Ray Lampe "Dr. BBQ"

A Chicago native, Ray has nearly 30 years under his belt for being known as THE BBQ expert. For this former trucker, it’s a well-deserved title, as he was inducted into the BBQ Hall of Fame in 2014. You’ve probably seen him sharing his expertise on Food Network as a judge for Chopped and contestant on Chopped Grillmasters, or grilling up something good on NBC’s Food Fighters. When not on TV, he competes and wins barbecue competitions across the nation, bringing home over 300 awards. If that wasn’t enough, he’s written eight cookbooks — including his most recent Flavorize — as well as The NFL Gameday Cookbook, and Dr. BBQ’s Big Time Barbecue Road Trip. Ray likes to live his life how he likes his meals, with a full plate.

Jason Day

Growing up in Kansas City, you could say BBQ is in his DNA. Jason has put in the time and followed his passion for grilling up award-winning meats to become nationally, and even internationally known as the inventor of the “Bacon Explosion!” As chief cook of the envious Burnt Finger BBQ team, Jason has won hundreds of awards, including 15 state championships and 1st place chicken at the prestigious American Royal World Series of Barbecue. He is the creator of the website, and in 2010 his cookbook BBQ Makes Everything Better was named the “Best Barbecue Book in the World” by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

Daniel Wright

Daniel not only knows how to grill-up amazing food — he also knows how to call the shots and stand up to any challenge. Famous for his BBQ throughout Cincinnati and the rest of Ohio, Daniel was named Food and Wine magazine’s Best New Chef in 2012. He’s a grill master, entrepreneur, father, author and culinary school dropout — because doing things his own way is the only way for him.

Lee Ann Whippen

Lee Ann Whippen is a nationally recognized BBQ Pitmaster and famous for her award-winning “Competition Ribs.” She’s been seen on TLC’s “BBQ Pitmasters” series and Food Network’s “Throwdown with Bobby Flay,” where she beat Flay with her mouth-watering pulled pork shoulder. A first runner up in BBQ at the 2013 World Food Championships, she’s also appeared on The Today Show, The Steve Harvey Show, and she’s been featured in People, Fine Cooking, and Delta Sky Magazines.

Bigmista (Neil Strawder)

With humble balcony beginnings, Bigmista has grown his passion into a BBQ empire. His impressive list of titles include 6X People's Choice Champion and Mayor of BBQ Town. From farmers markets and competitions to the main stage, Bigmista’s one of the biggest names in BBQ.