Wednesday, July 22, 2009

on the road....

We took a bit of a road trip, from Orange County, through the California Desert, all of Arizona, and to Albuquerque NM. Some gems along the way: The Red Raven in Williams AZ - excellently cooked steaks, nice wine list, great service... in a rather brutal dining scene... - Blake's Lotaburger... green chile cheeseburger, be sure to ask for the chiles to be grilled - Bob's Burgers ... ranchero burger (green chile sauce) and the spiciest frito pie ever --- Little Anita's for brunch, chile rellenos with green, everything else Christmas... we missed out on the Owl, not enough time. Go Isotopes!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

So.. about that brisket

Thanks to our friend who is a Stater Bros meat cutter (only lightly trimmed, whole, delivered to our house), we put this brisket in at about 1am on Wednesday, took it out at 3pm on Thursday. No rub, no seasoning, nothing.
Isn't it pretty? It was so popular, the Grillmaster/Smokemaster has been commissioned to do it again for the 4th - which happens to be his grandmother's 85th birthday and first as a US citizen.
There was coleslaw, but something about white cabbage in a white bowl in a photo? Not so much. So here's some more brisket:
.. yes, that little thing in the background is the smoker, cool huh?

Soon to be improved photography as well thanks to a new camera... once I figure out how it works :)