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Santa Claus

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Meet Santa Claus

Yep, that Santa Claus. Based in Long Island, he’s a competition pitmaster, Certified BBQ, and owner of Santa’s BBQ catering – giving the gift of good food year-round.

Deliciously grilled food and smoked meats cooked outside over an open flame is truly a gift. So, it should be no surprise to find there is a pitmaster known only as Santa Claus. Not in the North Pole, but on Long Island. His Santa’a BBQ catering service provides true low and slow barbecue and comfort food – all made with love and care for all the good people everywhere. His pulled pork ravioli has been featured in Smoke Signals magazine. Why does Santa Claus grill?

“I grill because it makes people happy, and one month of the year was not enough.” – Santa Claus

Try Santa’s recipe for Pulled Pork Ravioli.

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