Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The last winter has deprived Greenville, SC locals of a lot of outdoor fun. So come springtime and summer, no one’s holding back to try fun alfresco activities. Nonetheless, for households that look forward to quality time outdoors, many would opt for a cozy backyard barbecue party. So it’s no surprise that most householders spring clean their homes and prepare their gas grills. Spring is the best time to clean and maintain your Greenville, SC gas logs (‘til next winter) and gas grills (in preparation for a backyard BBQ). Since many barbecues are left sitting outside the house, particularly on the deck, they take a lot of punishment from extreme weather conditions. As a result, they act up once in a while once you start using them again. In his article for About.com, barbecues and grilling expert Derrick Riches identifies some of the common issues with barbecues that need immediate attention. It’s likely that these issues can be red flags that the equipment needs replacement.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Barbecue, or BBQ if you prefer, is one of the most fundamental parts of American cuisine. It is so influential that an entire culture of backyard weekend grilling was practically built around it. More recently, regional variations of BBQ from all across America—particularly from the BBQ-heavy states of Texas, Alabama, Kansas City, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, among others—have been wowing diners everywhere, increasing demand for these grilled gastronomic treats. While it serves as great exposure to these dishes, which would have remained regional staples if not for the publicity, there have been concerns that the sudden popularity of barbecue has its downsides. An article on the Wall Street Journal’s website dated February 5, 2015 details how the strong demand for a particular cut of meat, which was traditionally considered one of the least desirable portions of beef, saw a sharp increase in its prices. In accordance with this increase, restaurants also raised their prices.