'Bodacious Boston Butts Fundraiser'
Who: Lamar Co. Trojans DugOut Club...
What: 'Bodacious' Boston Butt BBQ Fundraiser...
Where: Buggy Town USA / Pick-Up @ Aldora Field Concession Stand*...
When: Tues., November 22, 2011... *Pickup Times TBA.
Why: To Support The LC Trojan's Players & Baseball Program...
How: Just Purchase Tickets From Diamond Trojan Players, Coaches, Parents, & DugOut Club Members...
NOTES: This is the Dugout Club's 9th consecutive year of cooking Boston Butts for the folks in Lamar Co., and the surrounding areas. Tickets will 'Go-On-Sale' beginning Monday, Oct. the 10th, and are being sold for a $25 donation. These 'smoked-delicacies' will be ready just in time for the Thanksgiving Holidays. If, for some reason, one of our customers are unable to pick their butts up, then one of the Trojan Players / Dugout Club Members will deliver it to you. Satisfaction is guaranteed, or your donation will be refunded...We will, also, accept donations to the program , if a butt is not purchased, however... Get a 'BODACIOUS-BOSTON-BUTT' from a Trojans Player. You'll be glad that you did!!! They're so good that you'll comeback for more next year.
What is a Boston Butt anyway?
Boston Butts are one of the world's best kept secrets--but you've probably eaten it many times at your favorite BBQ shack when you ordered pulled pork. The name is not very appetizing, but there's a history there.
Pulled pork, or what a lot of people call bar-b-que, whether on a plate or a bun is a tasty way to serve a Boston Butt. Although the name doesn't exactly conjure up grand images of a fine dining experience, there's an explanation of why it's called a Boston Butt. On it's website, The National Pork Board explains it this way:
Pork shoulder is the top portion of the front leg of the hog. The terminology for pork shoulder can vary widely depending on the region. However, the lower 'arm' portion of the shoulder is most commonly called the arm picnic. The upper part of the shoulder, often called the Boston blade roast (also known as Boston- style butt), comes from the area near the loin and contains the shoulder blade bone.
"In pre-revolutionary New England and into the Revolutionary War, some pork cuts (not those highly valued, or "high on the hog," like loin and ham) were packed into casks or barrels (also known as "butts") for storage and shipment. The way the hog shoulder was cut in the Boston area became known in other regions as "Boston Butt." This name stuck and today, Boston butt is called that almost everywhere in the US, ...except in Boston."
(Hey, I just realized where the saying, eating "high on the hog" came from!)
The Butt can be served numerous ways. Grill it and chop it up. Slice it and grill pork steaks. Slow cook it and serve it as pulled pork. Any way you slice it, it's good!
So there you have it. The delicious, inexpensive and popular cut of meat with the goofy name is truly a griller's delight.
Thank You to our loyal patrons that have purchased Boston Butts from us in the past. We look forward to serving you again this year.
Head Baseball Coach
LC Trojans Dugout Club