News & Recipes

Char Crust® now in Sur La Table® stores

We are thrilled that our Char Crust® dry rubs have been selected to be among the fine items featured at Sur La Table (pronounced "sur-la-TAHB") stores nationwide. Known for their upscale cookware, tableware, cutlery and specialty food items, from the moment you enter a Sur La Table store or visit their website, you are inspired […]

“BITE THIS” Pick of the Day on

Char Crust® dry-rub seasonings were named a "BITE THIS" Pick of the Day on, the consumer website of the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT). Editor Nicole Denis writes that, with Char Crust®, you never have to settle for dry meat again. Check it out at and rate us, add us […]

Char Crust® Spotted on ABC-15 TV in Phoenix

 We were delighted to see a box of Char Crust® Original Hickory Grilled included in the "Summer Fancy Food Show Finds" on the "DISH!" segment of ABC-15 TV news in Phoenix, Arizona. The segment featured foodie blogger Susie Timm, who selected Char Crust® from among 80,000 products she saw at the Summer Fancy Food Show, […]

Got Game?

 "I used your Char Crust® dry rubs at my game feed this weekend; they were a HUGE success. I used the rubs on elenad, red stag, blackbuck, and watusi. I cooked the meat over a charcoal grill. We fed over 300 people, and they all raved about the Char Crust® rubs. I will use them […]

Yeehaw! Char Crust Found on Cattle Trail at Calgary Stampede

Right there in the middle of the Cattle Trail exhibit, at the 2011 world-famous Calgary Stampede, was a fine display of Char Crust® rubs sponsored by Calgary Co-Op (a chain of grocery stores in Calgary). The Calgary Stampede is huge 10-day event celebrating western heritage and values through rodeo competitions, entertainment, carnival attractions, livestock displays and education, […]

2011 Sysco Calendar Features Char Crust®

We were thrilled to be selected as the "December" item for Sysco’s 2011 Calendar. Corporate Chef Malcolm Halliday (pictured at left), of Sysco Central Pennsylvania, submitted his winning recipe for Ginger Teriyaki Char Crusted® Halibut. From entries submitted from Sysco chefs all over the United States, judges selected 12 winners to be featured in the […]

Char Crust® Ginger Teriyaki Halibut featured on Sysco’s 2011 Calendar

We are thrilled to announce that Sysco’s 2011 Calendar features one of our Char Crust® Dry Rubs. All Sysco chefs nationwide were asked to submit entries. Chef Malcolm Halliday, CEC, Executive Chef and Business Review Manager for Sysco Central Pennsylvania, submitted his recipe for Ginger Teriyaki Halibut on Pad Thai Noodles. It is the featured […]

Calling All Iowans! Hy-Vee’s Tailgate Recipe Contest

Quite a few Hy-Vee stores carry Char Crust® dry rubs, so we were excited to learn about their Tailgate Recipe contest. This week’s theme is burgers, so naturally we thought about entering a recipe for a delicious, juicy Char Crusted® burger. However, the contest is only open to Iowa residents, and we live in Chicago! […]

Visit Us at the Chicago Gourmet Event

We’ll be exhibiting at the Chicago Gourmet event at Millenium Park, Chicago, on September 25 – 26, 2010 (Note: the event kicks off on Friday, September 24, but . Sponsored by Bon Appetit, the event is an extravaganza of fine food and wine. Don’t expect pizza and Italian beef sandwiches: The admission fee of $127.50 […]

Philly is Phun (but Go Blackhawks!)

With Independence Day quickly approaching, and the Chicago-Philadelphia Stanley Cup Finals in full swing (Let’s Go Hawks!), I thought now would be a good time to share some Philadelphia-area photos with you.  As "Mrs. Char Crust," I spend a lot of time traveling: mostly exhibiting at trade shows, visiting stores that carry our products, and […]