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Rx for bbq

August 13, 2015

BBQ sauce

After years of sharing an interest in grilling and BBQ, two orthopaedic surgeons (aka Bone Doctors) came up with a tasty “cure for the common BBQ.”

The company: Founded in 2008, Bone Doctors’ Barbecue Sauce in based in Charlottesville, VA.
The founders: Bruce Wilhelmsen met David Heilbronner in 1983 at the University of Virginia. The doctors, who became friends and shared a culinary curiosity of BBQ, decided, after several trials, to produce their own line of sauces.

The main goods: Five BBQ sauces: Original, Sweet & Spicy, Brazen Heat, Carolina Bold and Isaac’s Apple ($4.99 to $6.99) in a hip flask bottles with novel labels.
Hot sauce: Sweet & Spicy, which is a unique combination of peaches, cranberries and honey with a peppery finish.

Other favorites: Premium Spice Blend and Fire & Brimstone table sauce ($5.99 each).

Claim to fame: First place at the 2014 Scovie Awards in the BBQ sauce-diet-friendly category for its all natural, gluten-free Brazen Heat sauce.

Where to buy: In the Atlanta area, find the sauces at various locations including the Preserving Place, 1170 Howell Mill Road ( and Strippaggio, 855 Emory Point Drive, C-135, near Emory (


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