summer foods http://northernpublicradio.org en BBQ "the way it was intended" http://northernpublicradio.org/post/bbq-way-it-was-intended <p>For Al Brinkman, barbecue is all about the smoke.&nbsp; The owner of <a href="http://www.dekalbbbq.com/index.html">Al&#39;s BBQ Shack</a> in DeKalb, Ill., insists meat should be cooked the old fashioned way: with wood smoke, slowly, for several hours.&nbsp; &quot;We don&#39;t use rubs or marinades,&quot; Brinkman says, &quot;and everybody seems to enjoy it that way.&quot;</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:01:00 +0000 Dan Klefstad 15470 at http://northernpublicradio.org BBQ "the way it was intended" The foods of summer: Ollie's frozen custard http://northernpublicradio.org/post/foods-summer-ollies-frozen-custard <p>DeKalb County&#39;s summer haven from the heat is none other than <a href="http://olliessycamore.com/" target="_blank">Ollie&#39;s Frozen Custard in Sycamore</a>.&nbsp; The hotspot features tasty treats and a recognizable logo: Ollie, a smiling man with a bowler hat and bushy mustache.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Jenna Dooley 15173 at http://northernpublicradio.org The foods of summer: Ollie's frozen custard