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Smoking Brisket on The Big Green Egg

Well hello fall weather! That sudden drop in temperatures this past week had us craving comfort food. And so my husband set out to smoke a tasty brisket on our Big Green Egg and I made some mac 'n' cheese and kale. The recipes for the smoked brisket and kale side dish came out of [...]

By |2018-12-27T17:59:41-04:00October 23rd, 2018|Big Green Egg, Blogs & Articles, Grilling|1 Comment

Pumpkin Design Battle at Blackhawk Hardware

"It's Blackhawk Hardware's batty pumpkin contest and we goblins need your help so grab our bloody finger and hauntedly cast your vote!" It's time to vote! A fierce Pumpkin Design War broke out between our departments and we need all customers big and small to cast their vote on the pumpkin they like best! Our [...]

By |2018-10-16T21:13:55-04:00October 16th, 2018|Blogs & Articles, Employee Zone, Events, Holidays|Comments Off on Pumpkin Design Battle at Blackhawk Hardware

Gloves, Rakes, Leaf Blowers – Oh My!

Hello fall! Hello beautiful foliage! Uhm, hi there leaves on the ground... This year we're hoping to make your life a little easier when it comes to fall yard work. Owner Andrew Wilkerson has shown us some of his favorite fall tools at Blackhawk Hardware. First of all - safety first -  reduce splinters, calluses [...]

By |2018-10-10T16:35:07-04:00October 10th, 2018|Blogs & Articles, Gardening, Lawn and Garden, Products, Walking Down The (Store) Aisle|Comments Off on Gloves, Rakes, Leaf Blowers – Oh My!

New Clockwork Dreams Vintage Automata Sets

Steampunk and vintage toy fans rejoice, we now carry the magical Clockwork Dreams line of automata sets! Step back in time and enjoy assembling and playing with these retro toys. The Clockwork Dreams design team used gears, ratchets, cranks, etc to create intricate moving toys. Once you've put together your automata, turn the crank to [...]

By |2018-10-02T17:43:22-04:00October 2nd, 2018|Blogs & Articles, Gifts, Good Things We've Seen, Nostalgia, Products, Walking Down The (Store) Aisle, What's New?|Comments Off on New Clockwork Dreams Vintage Automata Sets

Grilled Vegetable Quesadilla on The Big Green Egg

Oh this grilled veggie quesadilla was delicious and once again showcased how versatile of a piece of cooking equipment our Big Green Egg is! For this meal we used a cast iron pan but the plancha griddle would be perfect for quesadillas as well. This recipe is actually from the Big Green Egg Europe website. [...]

By |2018-09-26T16:28:41-04:00September 26th, 2018|Big Green Egg, Blogs & Articles, Grilling|Comments Off on Grilled Vegetable Quesadilla on The Big Green Egg

Three Best White Paint Colors by Benjamin Moore

Whether you are looking for that perfect white interior paint color for your walls or trim, Benjamin Moore has the answer. But the endless number of white hues can truly be overwhelming so today we are showcasing three great white paint colors that will surely be the answer to your call. White is a timeless, [...]

By |2018-09-18T17:39:50-04:00September 18th, 2018|Blogs & Articles, Design, Paint|Comments Off on Three Best White Paint Colors by Benjamin Moore

A Versatile Household Hero: Castille Soap

Chances are you've heard of Dr. Bronner's Castille Soap and know it's more than just your regular good ole' soap but what exactly is it? And why does it have such a large fan base? And what in the world do you use it for? Folks love what the products and the company stand for. [...]

By |2018-09-11T16:21:17-04:00September 11th, 2018|Blogs & Articles, Cleaning, Made In The USA, Products, Walking Down The (Store) Aisle|Comments Off on A Versatile Household Hero: Castille Soap

Surf and Turf Grilled on The Big Green Egg

The other day my husband set out to really spoil me and decided to grill lobster tails and steaks for dinner. Oh twist my arm! Who doesn't love a good surf and turf dinner?! The Big Green Egg was perfect for both the lobster tails and the steaks - both had that delicious grill flavor [...]

By |2018-09-06T16:17:31-04:00September 6th, 2018|Big Green Egg, Blogs & Articles, Grilling|Comments Off on Surf and Turf Grilled on The Big Green Egg

Keep Your Cool in Style with SOVARO Coolers

At Blackhawk Hardware we are always on the look-out for products that help you entertain in style. Say fare-well to your rough, white plastic cooler! Hello SOVARO! Sleek black or silver coolers with an unexpected interior! No wonder we're pretty excited to have a new line of coolers for your next night out with friends! [...]

By |2018-08-29T16:32:35-04:00August 29th, 2018|Blogs & Articles, Outdoor Living, Products|Comments Off on Keep Your Cool in Style with SOVARO Coolers

Tailgating with The Big Green Egg Mini and MiniMax

Ahh football season is here! And with it fantasy football, cook-outs, and tailgates! This year up the ante on your tailgate with a Big Green Egg Mini or MiniMax! These two portable sizes of America's favorite ceramic grill are sure to help you create crowd-pleasing gourmet tailgating food. And all that with the superior taste [...]

By |2018-08-23T15:31:08-04:00August 23rd, 2018|Blogs & Articles, Grilling, Products|Comments Off on Tailgating with The Big Green Egg Mini and MiniMax
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Covid-19 Announcement

COVID-19 Update: We are here for you Charlotte.  Blackhawk Hardware and Garden Center are open, but our hours have changed. We are currently open from 8 am to 6 pm daily. Curbside pickup is available for items ordered online through AceHardware.com. Thank you for your support as we get through this together.