33 highlights from HPBExpo
  • BGE Cookoff
    Industry member teams squared off during the Big Green Egg Cook-off during the HPBExpo.
  • Bull
    Bull Outdoor Products introduced a new fire pit and outdoor kitchen setups made with a cement-based product that mimics distressed wood.
  • Camp Chef
    Camp Chef introduced a new sear box (at left) for its pellet grill that heats to up to 900°F.
  • Coyote
    Coyote Outdoor Living introduced new laser cut grates specifically cut for the type of meat they cook.
  • DCS Grills
    DCS by Fisher & Paykel introduced a new temperature gauge and valve for its grills during the show.
  •  Donna Meyers Award
    Casual Living Associate Publisher Kristin O'Brien (left) and HPBA President and CEO Jack Goldman (right) present Operation BBQ Relief co-founder Stan Hays with the Donna H. Myers Barbecue Leadership Award at the Expo.
  • Grill N Glow
    The new Grill N Glow from Earth's Flame combines a grill and fire pit into one portable unit.
  • Hestan Grills
    Hestan Outdoor launched at HPBExpo with its multiple-patents-pending residential grill.
  • Kamado Joe
    Kamado Joe's new center-balanced hinge allows the grill lid to be lifted with a finger into three positions.
  • Mak Grills
    Mak Grills introduced the new Thermocue thermal electric generator, which powers the Mini Mak grill without the need of an outside electrical source.
  • Memphis
    Memphis Grills introduced a new app that allows cooks to control their grills via a smartphone or tablet.
  • Napoleon
    The new Rogue Series from Napoleon is a smaller version of the popular Prestige grill, sized and priced for smaller spaces and more entry-level consumers.
  • Gene Butler
    New HPBA Chairman Gene Butler addresses the crowd at the opening of the expo.
  • Jack Goldman
    HPBA President and CEO Jack Goldman welcomes attendees to the HPBExpo.
  • Jess Baldwin
    Outgoing HPBA Chairman Jess Baldwin speaks during the HPBExpo opening ceremony.
  • Outdoor Burn Area
    The HPBExpo Outdoor Burn Area had a festive atmosphere outside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
  • Outdoor Burn Area
    A New Orleans-style St. Patrick's Day parade lent to the festive atmosphere of the Outdoor Burn Area.
  • Outdoor Burn Area
    Basque-style grill company Aupa Plancha brought its traditional metal plate grills to the Outdoor Burn Area.
  • Peak Season
    Peak Season introduced its new Inspired Visions fire pit chat collection during the show.
  • Primo Grills
    Many companies expanded their accessory offerings this expo, including Primo Grills.
  • RH Peterson
    RH Peterson introduced new French barrel oak fire pits, which come in square, rectangle and dining tables.
  • Royal Teak
    Royal Teak introduced the Coastal deep seating line at the expo.
  • Saber Grills
    Saber's new EZ Outdoor Kitchen features a prefab aluminum island that makes the outdoor kitchen more accessible to a wider audience.
  • Summerset
    The American Muscle Grill has cool muscle car styling and a patent-pending multi-fuel tray.
  • Sunset Bay
    Sunset Bay Outdoor's new balcony kitchen features a small footprint and a Kenyon electric grill, making it ideal for apartments.
  • Swiss Grill
    Swiss Grill brought a revamped product line to the show, including this dual fridge with separate temperatures for beer and wine.
  • TEC
    Expo attendees enjoy goodies from the grill at TEC's Outdoor Burn Area booth.
  • Traeger
    Traeger's Timberline 850 features cloud technology that allows cooks to download recipes directly to their grill.
  • Twin Eagles
    The Twin Eagles Envy grill features black glass over the rotisserie burner to make it windproof and a sleek, modern design.
  • Vin de Flame
    Vin de Flame's newest fire pit line features an accent detail made with parts from the wine bottling line conveyor belt.
  • Vision Grills
    Vision Grills' Signature Series grill combines four functions into one unit.
  • Weber Grills
    Weber also expanded its accessory line with several new products this year.
  • Yeti Coolers
The HPBExpo brought a festive atmosphere and plenty of innovative products to New Orleans in March.
Posted: March 23, 2016