Share Your Passion for BBQ & Grilling With ACE
On May 5th, 2018, ACE Hardware is holding their first annual Neighborhood BBQ Fest, a nationwide gathering around grills at participating ACE Hardware stores.
As the Official Retailer of the National Barbecue & Grilling Association, ACE Hardware has partnered with local pitmasters across the country to show off their low-n-slow smoking skills at numerous neighborhood ACE Stores throughout the United States.
Visit your local ACE for deals on Weber Grills, Big Green Eggs, Traeger Grills and all the cool accessories that compliment these brands. Also, learn cool tricks and tips from celebrity Pitmasters who have partnered with their local stores.
Listen to our latest podcast episode with Harry Schwartz – ACE Hardware in Hillcrest & Downtown San Diego Store Owner – @AceHardware @AceHillcrestHardware – San Diego, California
Summary of our #BehindTheSmoke Podcast Episode:
- ACE Hardware has over 5,000 locations across the globe, all independently owned and operated by local business owners.
- Harry Schwartz along with his sister Pam, own and operate the Hillcrest and Downtown ACE Hardware locations.
- May is National BBQ month and ACE Hardware has embraced BBQ by throwing a nationwide ACE Hardware BBQ Fest on Saturday May 5th!
- Harry shares his experiences and outlook running a business and being in business with family.
- Each ACE Hardware store strives to meet the needs of their community and create a welcoming environment that is inclusive to everyone.
- ACE Hardware stores give back to the local community, here in San Diego the ACE Foundation donates to Rady Children’s hospital and other local charities.
Here is a list of the local ACE Hardware Store who have partnered with local NBBQA Pitmasters to celebrate #ACEBBQFest:
*Please note 180 more local ACE Stores will have live cooking demos on site even if they are not listed below so please contact your local ACE Hardware for more information or visit www.acehardware.com. Names and appearances from NBBQA Partner Pitmasters are subject to availability.
- Redding, CA
- Hardware Express
- NBBQA Member Pitmaster: Jason Larson of Jay’s Backyard BBQ
- Riverside, CA
- Woodcrest Ace Hardware
- NBBQA Member Pitmaster: Paul Richardson of Hot Love
- Palm Desert, CA
- Palm Desert Ace
- NBBQA Member Pitmaster: Tomm Emery of WWJQ?
- Roseville, CA
- Roseville Ace Hardware
- NBBQA Member Pitmaster: Kevin Fogard
- Santa Ana, CA
- La Puente, CA
- Merritt’s Ace Hardware
- NBBQA Member Pitmaster: Carlos Flores
- San Diego, CA
- Cathedral City, CA
- Aventura, FL
- Aventura Ace Hardware
- NBBQA Member Pitmaster: Michael Brener
- St Petersburg, FL
- Flowery Branch, GA
- Decatur, GA
- Germantown Hills, IL
- Lincoln, IL
- Grayslake, IL
- Yorkville, IL
- Bethesda, MD
- Strosniders Hardware
- NBBQA Member Pitmaster: John Kennedy of Molly
- Dorr, MI
- MyTown Ace Hardware
- NBBQA Member Pitmaster: Jack Groot
- Nashua, NH
- Nashua Ace Hardware
- NBBQA Member Pitmaster: Dan DeCourcey of Up in Your Grill
- Fargo, ND
- Burggraf’s Ace Hardware
- NBBQA Member Pitmaster: Dan Johnston
- Cordova, TN
- Oakland, TN
- Austin, TX
- Coppell, TX
- Justin, TX
- Ace Hardware
- NBBQA Member Pitmaster: Duane Long
- Spring, TX
- Ace Hardware of Champions
- NBBQA Member Pitmaster: Nathan Meehan of Eight Tigers
- Renton, WA
- Vancouver, WA
- Cottage Grove, WI
- Spooner, WI
- Spooner Ace Hardware
- NBBQA Member Pitmaster: Jim Bennington of Griller’s Gold
If you are interested in potentially partnering with your local ACE Hardware Store to show off your low-n-slow smoking skills sign up to become a member of National Barbecue & Grilling Association to get your name or barbecue business added to the list!