Butch Lupinetti Will Be Remembered For His Barbeque

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Alexander Lupinetti, most commonly known as Butch Lupinetti died due to a massive cardiac attack while on a vacation in Pompeii, Italy, on August 4 this year.

Butch Lupinettie died at the age of 69. He will be remembered for his passion and talent for cooking and his enthusiasm. He was a barbeque legend in South Jersey and has competed in national competitions for more or less twenty years. He has bagged more than 600 recognition and awards and even won over celebrity chef Bobby Flay in a cooking showdown in Food Network.

Butch’s father was of Italian roots. Because of this, Butch grew up with much of his life filled with tomato gravy, meatballs and pasta. He used to help his mother in preparing vegetables—chopping and peeling. His family had a farm where his father used to prepare fresh meat from the livestock. While he was still young, he tried out singing. He went on tour with a rock band back in the 1960s and 1970s. He then opened the Butch’s Place, a western-country inspired bar that catered to the rock ‘n roll hype in Pemberton.

Back in 2003, he used to say in an interview that he got his barbequing skills from his father, because that is what they usually do in the farm. Lupinetti co-wrote the book “Butch’s Smack Your Lips BBQ Cookbook” in 2009.


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