Quarterly Co. Box Giveaway!!

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Quarterly Co. Box Giveaway // www.acozykitchen.com

Giveaway time!

Quarterly Co. is a subscription box service that allows you to subscribe to a a variety of curators like Pharrell, Angie and Ted of Poketo…and even Coco (yes, Ice-T’s gf). Today is all about Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. They own two of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles, Son of a Gun and Animal. In fact, when I first moved to LA and was super broke, my first splurge meal was at Animal. I have really good memories of that night; there was a biscuit topped with gravy and foie gras.
This quarter’s box is all about BBQ. The box that’s up for grabs includes:

1. Their recipe for the best BBQ sauce EVER (seriously, Josh has made it a few times and it’s amazing).
2. A bag of wood chips.
3. Two custom-made Hedley + Bennett tea towels.
4. A BBQ sauce brush.
5. Tin of their BBQ rub.
6. Signed note from them.


To win this giveaway:

1. Visit Quarterly and take a look at Vinny and Jon’s past boxes/sign up for their new Quarterly box, which is coming out in two months, if you like!!

2. Leave a comment here telling me what your favorite BBQ side dish, i.e., mac n cheese, baked beans…you know, stuff like that!

A winner will be chosen on Friday, April 4th at noon, PST. This giveaway is open to US readers only.


This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Ciana Simpson!!


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  • Reply Carla S March 31, 2014 at 2:11 am

    My favorite side dish is either macaroni and cheese casserole or macaroni salad.

  • Reply Kay March 31, 2014 at 2:21 am

    Baked beans all the way!

  • Reply Chelsea March 31, 2014 at 2:28 am

    My favorite barbecue side dish has to be buttermilk cole slaw, the crunchier the better!

  • Reply Natasha March 31, 2014 at 2:36 am

    nothing can beat a good ole slaw with some bbq.

  • Reply Loretta March 31, 2014 at 3:32 am

    Fav side dish is creamy coleslaw!! Goes with anything!!

  • Reply Janice March 31, 2014 at 3:34 am

    I love corn with bbq – on the cob, salad, whatever!

  • Reply Judy March 31, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Is wine a side dish? Nah only kidding……cornbread…yum

  • Reply Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming March 31, 2014 at 4:03 am

    grilled corn!

  • Reply Mary March 31, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Favorite BBQ side dish? Impossible to pick just one! Cornbread… Baked beans… Slaw… Mac & cheese… They’re all amazing!

  • Reply Jessie March 31, 2014 at 4:48 am

    Plain ol corn on the cob – all the better if rubbed with chili
    Oh and plenty of watermelon!

  • Reply ileana March 31, 2014 at 4:56 am


  • Reply Gal F. March 31, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Mac & cheese or collard greens!

  • Reply grace March 31, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Potato salad!

  • Reply Victoria March 31, 2014 at 5:40 am

    I love grilled vegetables, especially red onions and asparagus.

  • Reply Jessica March 31, 2014 at 5:43 am


  • Reply rachel March 31, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Baked beans or pasta salad!

  • Reply Debbie Smith March 31, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Favorite side is citrus vinegrette coleslaw

  • Reply Margarita March 31, 2014 at 6:21 am

    for starters, grilled corn on the cob and then all other grilled summer veggies: onions, bell peppers, and zucchini!

  • Reply Alex March 31, 2014 at 6:28 am

    Ooh I love me some mac and cheese. There’s a BBQ place here in Boston that tops it with chips and it’s just such a good crunchy addition!

  • Reply Megan March 31, 2014 at 6:41 am

    mac and cheese, for sure!

  • Reply Pam March 31, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Side Dish Fav=Potato Salad! Baked Beans a close second!

  • Reply Aaron S March 31, 2014 at 7:18 am

    fried okra!

  • Reply Sonja March 31, 2014 at 7:28 am

    My favorite side is potato salad.

  • Reply Abby March 31, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Mac and cheese. Obv.

  • Reply Emily K March 31, 2014 at 7:51 am

    More BBQ, of course! πŸ™‚ Actually, as much as i love all the cheesy, beany, and green sides, if i could only have one, i’d pick a slaw. I love the cool crunchiness after the BBQ. I like traditional and funky slaws. Yumm.

  • Reply Salome March 31, 2014 at 7:51 am

    No doubt– coleslaw– any kind really!

  • Reply Suzi March 31, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Garlic bread is the ultimate bbq side! You can turn your already delicious meat into a mini-sandwich or use it to sop up your sauce. Yum!

  • Reply Karen March 31, 2014 at 8:04 am

    It’s got to be baked beans!!

  • Reply Amy Kisling March 31, 2014 at 8:09 am

    My mom’s potato salad.

  • Reply Cori March 31, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Love honey cornbread!

  • Reply Jessica March 31, 2014 at 8:29 am

    My favorite side is probably this mint potato salad with lemon and olive oil my husband’s aunt makes. More traditionally, I love ranch beans πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Barb March 31, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Baked beans

  • Reply Priyanka March 31, 2014 at 8:56 am

    potato salad with a heap ton of dill! Ina Garten has probably one of the best recipes for it – I like my BBQ super spicy with that tinge of sweet and potato salad is the best accompaniment!

  • Reply Brittany Koelmel March 31, 2014 at 9:04 am

    My favorite side dish is baked beans or corn! Or a.baked potato.. man there are so many good choices.

  • Reply CC March 31, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Corn on the cob, mac & cheese, watermelon…do I really have to pick just one?!

  • Reply Susan J March 31, 2014 at 9:09 am

    It’s a tie between potato salad and baked beans!

  • Reply Lauren March 31, 2014 at 9:09 am

    My favorite side dish would have to be cornbread. So difficult to find cornbread that’s not too dry or crumbly or bland.

  • Reply Kelly March 31, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Ah I want this! I’m about to move into a building with like 5 grills on the roof!

    Favorite side dish is my great-grandma’s red cabbage cole slaw. Been meaning to blog the recipe for a while…so good!

  • Reply Jamie Y. March 31, 2014 at 9:13 am

    My favorite side dish is hushpuppies!

  • Reply Heather B March 31, 2014 at 9:15 am

    My favorite side dish with BBQ? I have a few. Coleslaw, Grilled Veggie Kabobs and Hush Puppies.

  • Reply penny s March 31, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Homemade cuban black beans

  • Reply Margaret March 31, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Mac and Cheese!!!

  • Reply Natalie March 31, 2014 at 9:24 am

    As a Texan, I love BBQ more than most of my friends. The side dish I can’t live without is always going to be mac n cheese!

  • Reply Alice March 31, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Coleslaw!!! One can never go wrong with Coleslaw with BBQ!

  • Reply Jessica Jones March 31, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Nothing beats Mac and Cheese!!

  • Reply Sara @ Confectionary Tales March 31, 2014 at 9:38 am

    I love baked beans – especially over toast. Or mac and cheese. Can’t go wrong with those!

  • Reply Maddie March 31, 2014 at 9:45 am

    My favorite side dish for BBQ is baked mac n cheese. I use the smitten kitchen/martha stewart recipe and absolutely LOVE It.

    I would love to receive this! I’ve been getting really into BBQ sauce lately. I made an amazing one the other day with black cardamom and harissa for extra smokiness/middle eastern flavors. So much fun and it reminds me of summer ( i just hope the weather gets the hint)

  • Reply Dana March 31, 2014 at 9:47 am

    grilled corn on the cob

  • Reply Eliza March 31, 2014 at 9:49 am


  • Reply KL March 31, 2014 at 10:07 am

    baked beans or veggies!

  • Reply julie March 31, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I’m actually on a BBQ shrimp + grits kick… yummy!

  • Reply Lisa E March 31, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Cornbread with honey and salted butter!

  • Reply Michelle P March 31, 2014 at 10:09 am

    I love pasta salad

  • Reply Abbie Patterson March 31, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Don’t enter me in the give away – just want to rave about how much I LOVE Animal AND their incredible cookbook, Two Dudes, One Pan. It’s absolutely one of my most favorites – I’ve never made a recipe in it that wasn’t incredible. So psyched to see this collaboration!!!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme April 1, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      I LOVE their cookbook. It’s so smart and fun. I bought it when I was a year or so out of college and it was great.

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  • Reply Amy March 31, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Mac and cheese and vinegary coleslaw!

  • Reply Chelsea Amato March 31, 2014 at 10:41 am

    My favorite BBQ side is a crispy buttery biscuit!

  • Reply polly March 31, 2014 at 10:51 am

    tough to choose a fave, but I’ll have to go with homemade bread and butter pickles πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sonja March 31, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Some slaw on the side to freshen things up!

  • Reply Andrea E. March 31, 2014 at 11:04 am

    My favorite side for a great BBQ is baked mac n cheese and a tall glass of
    icy long island iced tea! So ready for summer in the Midwest!

  • Reply Casey Smith March 31, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Homemade Mac & Cheese – without a doubt :o)

  • Reply Megan March 31, 2014 at 11:10 am

    My favorite side is my Dad’s potato salad! His is the best. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Laima R March 31, 2014 at 11:14 am

    I’ve been on a mac-n-cheese + BBQ meat kick.

  • Reply robyn March 31, 2014 at 11:40 am

    beer πŸ™‚

  • Reply Dani March 31, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Corn on the cob with spicy salt πŸ™‚

  • Reply Alexis Bateman March 31, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Potato salad!

  • Reply Kari M March 31, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Coleslaw is the perfect BBQ side!

  • Reply Elizabeth March 31, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    I love homemade coleslaw and pickles!!

  • Reply Dustin Y March 31, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Gotta have some Extra Gooey Mac & Cheese with my BBQ, I pride myself on being a connoisseur.

  • Reply Sara/Matchbox Kitchen March 31, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Coleslaw. No, pickles! No, cornbread. Oh hell, I love them all.

  • Reply Nicole March 31, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Cornbread with honey butter!

  • Reply Margaret March 31, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Can’t say I’ve ever tried a BBQ side dish…now would be a great time to try!!

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  • Reply lauren March 31, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    pasta salad is my favorite!

  • Reply Carol March 31, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I can’t get enough fresh roasted corn. I lay the husked cobs right on the hot grill until they get nicely toasted on all sides, then I cut the kernels off the cobs, add butter, salt and pepper.

  • Reply Jesselle March 31, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Mac and Cheese! With a blue cheese crumble on top!

  • Reply Alison March 31, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    I would have to say pasta salad.. especially if there is peas in it! I also love potato salad.

  • Reply Annie March 31, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Cole slaw is a must for every BBQ!

  • Reply Jessica Leigh March 31, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    You hit the nail on the head with Mac N Cheese. Though there also has to be a nice, big, fresh salad to accompany all the rich and hearty dishes!

  • Reply Kate Swarthout March 31, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I absolutely love a black bean and corn quinoa salad with a squeeze of lime and cilantro to go with a great smoky bbq!

  • Reply Kate Swarthout March 31, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Black bean and corn quinoa salad with a squeeze of lime and cilantro goes great with smoky bbq!

  • Reply Christina P. March 31, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    my favorite sides are baked beans and coleslaw! i can’t eat my ribs without ’em!!!

  • Reply Mallory March 31, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Just made ribs last week with some roasted brussel sprouts on the side. A good combo!

  • Reply Suzanne March 31, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Corn on the cob! Yum’

  • Reply Raha March 31, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Sweet Potatoes πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sophia March 31, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Mexican grilled corn with a little lime and cilantro has got to be my favorite BBQ side dish! Hmm I can’t wait for summer!

  • Reply Lokness @ The Missing Lokness March 31, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Corn on the cob! Charred and sweet!

  • Reply Iris R. March 31, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Corn on the cob!

  • Reply Daniel dao March 31, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    BBQ baked beans with mustard… mmmm

  • Reply Savita March 31, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Warm biscuits!

  • Reply jessica March 31, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I love slaw of any kind, especially vinegar based!!

  • Reply Alissa March 31, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Spicy coleslaw. Locally, Free Range LA make a darn tasty slaw!

  • Reply Kaity March 31, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I know it’s crazy, but I love a good coleslaw. Crunchy, sweet, tangy, and creamy. A perfect combination.

  • Reply Kammie March 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    In LA I love the corn on the cob from Baby Blues BBQ. So good with cotija cheese and lime wedges.

  • Reply Jen @ Fresh from the... March 31, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    I do love me some mac n’ cheese, but a good cornbread can’t be beat either!

  • Reply Steph March 31, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    My mom’s baked beans and a potato dish full of so much sour cream and cheese your heart will burst! But these days, I try to stick to a vinegar slaw.

  • Reply Ciana Simpson March 31, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Potato salad!

  • Reply Laura March 31, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Ramen noodle slaw is my favorite!

  • Reply Erin March 31, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Cornbread with honey butter!

  • Reply da123 March 31, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Corn on the cob.

  • Reply Tyler March 31, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Is it fair to say ALL OF THE SIDES!? I’m not trying to avoid picking just one but for me BBQ is a fill your plate to the brim, loosen the belt, type of endeavor. Mac ‘n’ cheese, baked beans, cornbread, coleslaw, greens! Greens! A mash potato situation isn’t out of the question either.

    I also love potato salad but only one kind, which is the kind my family makes. The only place that makes potato salad anywhere close to what I grew up with is Canter’s and I make it a point to order it every time I’m there.

    Gun to my head: mac ‘n’ cheese, no matter how incomplete that feels πŸ™‚

  • Reply MaryB March 31, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Cole slaw us my favorite BBQ side and baked beans us my hubby’s choice.

  • Reply tripp March 31, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    I would have to say potato salad (made from my grandmother’s recipe, of course).

  • Reply Rae March 31, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Mac n cheese is a staple for BBQ, but if they are made correctly, Hush Puppies are hard to beat! When all else fails, I reach for a nice, crispy sour dill pickle

  • Reply Kelly March 31, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    BAKED BEANS. With plenty of brown sugar. YUMMMM.

  • Reply Gina Guthrie March 31, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    pasta salad.

  • Reply Holly B March 31, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Pasta salad with lots of crunchy veggies tossed in!

  • Reply Shawna o March 31, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Ooh, beans n greens. Mmmm

  • Reply Alison M. April 1, 2014 at 6:46 am

    My favorite dish is definitely grilled veggies…with a side of mac and cheese!

  • Reply Ellen April 1, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Baked Mac and Cheese with a crisp cheese crust on top (homemade, of course!)

  • Reply Anth April 1, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Cornbread. No contest.

  • Reply Lisa April 1, 2014 at 7:44 am

    You gotta love a good kabob on the grill! So many different combinations and options! Love.

  • Reply Holly Henderson April 1, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Cornbread, to soak up all the goodness!

  • Reply wendy April 1, 2014 at 8:36 am

    CORNBREAD! with LOTS of honey and butter on top.. i’d go for that right now πŸ™‚

  • Reply Abby April 1, 2014 at 8:46 am

    My favorite BBQ place has the best French Fries! It’s totally random how delicious their fries are, and I love dipping them in BBQ sauce!

  • Reply Mary Aaroe April 1, 2014 at 9:41 am


  • Reply Jan R April 1, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Give me some good homemade potato salad…PLEASE!

  • Reply Marie D. April 1, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Corn puddin’!! (like super moist corn bread, but better…)

  • Reply Stefanie A April 1, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Corn from the grill!!! I love it when you BBQ it with the husks on.. always comes out moist and perfect!

  • Reply Lizzie April 1, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Coleslaw! It is a must to cut the hot/buttery/mushy deliciousness of pulled meat, Mac and cheese, etc… I LOVE it.

  • Reply Lauren April 1, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I start to drool just thinking about my aunt’s corn & macaroni casserole!

  • Reply Lori April 1, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Can’t do without the cornbread and beans.

  • Reply Kristen April 1, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    My favorite is mac and cheese.

  • Reply Leslie April 1, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    My favorite is grilled corn on the cob with paprika and a little homemade mayo, so good!

  • Reply Joanne Gregory April 2, 2014 at 4:35 am

    Baked beans are always my favorite. And in the summer I always hope for devilled eggs, too.

  • Reply Meg S April 2, 2014 at 10:09 am

    The sides are my favorite part! I’ve been craving pot likker lately so I’m going to go with that πŸ™‚

  • Reply Allison Z. April 2, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Mustard potato salad! Yumz.

  • Reply Katie April 2, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    My favorite BBQ side is cornbread. Bread is always my favorite addition to any meal!

  • Reply Jillian Lopina April 2, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    mac n cheese, oh yeahhhhh πŸ™‚

  • Reply Natasha C April 2, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    mac n cheese is a hands down favorite. sounds weird but koo koo roo makes my favorite version. sad that most of the locations have shut down now!

  • Reply percentblog April 2, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    From NC, so I gotta say coleslaw. In fact, it goes ON my BBQ sandwich. Other sides are great, especially hushpuppies and mac n cheese, but it’s coleslaw that makes a meal of BBQ complete.

  • Reply Simone April 2, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Wait, I love all the sides just as much as everyone else. But my favorite BBQ staple is just a plain old slice of soft, white bread. This is how it’s done when you mean business, for real.

  • Reply Kasey April 2, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Gotta be coleslaw! But it needs to be light on the sauce; it makes me feel like I’m eating something kinda healthy to balance out all the carbs and meat πŸ™‚

  • Reply Dayana P. April 2, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Mac n cheese, corn bread, greens, and baked beans–in that order.

  • Reply Meagan April 2, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    mmm baked beans, with BACON!

  • Reply Francesca April 2, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Oh wow. I love, with all my heart, corn on the cob. And any meat on the grill. yum!

  • Reply Kristina April 3, 2014 at 2:40 am

    “Cowboy Caviar”: beans, corn, bell peppers, onions. Or a nice crunchy broccoli salad.

    But you’ll never go wrong with an ice cold beer.

  • Reply Chelsea B. April 3, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    My favorite is my sisters baked beans. She has a recipe from Kentucky she refuses to share with bacon and the whole nine yards. Its amazing.

  • Reply Kristen K. April 4, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Cole Slaw, the vinegary kind. It is amazing with BBQ sauce.

  • Reply Colleen April 4, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Grilled flatbread is a great BBQ side dish!

  • Reply Marie April 4, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I really love sweet corn muffins with BBQ!

  • Reply Amy L April 5, 2014 at 11:53 am

    My favorite BBQ side is creamy coleslaw made with cabbage, carrots, and apples.

  • Reply Amanda H April 6, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Mine is definitely corn on the cob (with lots of herb butter!)
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

  • Reply Whitney Y April 7, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    I love mac and cheese, and coleslaw!

  • Reply isis March 21, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    macaroni and cheese all the way… even though I’m lactose intolerant.

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