This year has been unusually warm and I spent many days reminiscing about my grill on the deck behind my house and the idle smoker. This winter I have mostly cooked indoors using some modified slow cooker recipes. It is so easy and it tastes so good. But Spring is almost here and it is time to start thinking about backyard pool parties, firing up the grill and having a backyard barbecue!
Local restaurants would like you to think they have the best barbecue or I even saw one that said they have the only “real barbecue in Richmond”, but let me tell you they are dead wrong, the barbecue guru is you! Don’t think you can’t do this stuff. It takes some patience and practice but you can have better bbq that anywhere else in Richmond, that is for sure. Restaurants offer a convenience and as well as good food (that’s a plus, not mandatory). Some are stellar, don’t get me wrong, but mainly I go for convenience and to break the routine of cooking every day and let the kids have some fun.
While I have some favorite recipes and restaurants, richmond va barbecue tries to size up the local competition fairly and also offers some great ideas on smokers grill and barbecue accessories. So check them out.