Graduate From Barbecue U, Colorado
Get a head-start on the grilling season by booking a trip to Barbecue University — a three-day cooking extravaganza during which you will learn to make bacon from scratch, home-cure beef jerky, and smoke beef, lamb ribs, and fish on a collection of 36 grills and smokers under the eye of PBS’s Steven Raichlen at the Broadmoor Resort.
Beverage of choice: Sop up that spice with a brew. Vinegar-based BBQ lovers should go for an amber lager; a Belgian dubbel pairs well with Kansas City-style ‘cue.
Be sure to pack: An appetite, wet-naps, and spare shirts.
Book it: From $2,175 per person, double occupancy, barbecuebible.com, June 3-6 and 7-10.