Wednesday, July 4, 2012
"Patch in the Pit" takes on seasoning and grilling meat for your summer table.
Everyone loves grilled meat, but some have trouble getting the right flavor and temperature. From steaks to hotdogs, "Patch in the Pit" is providing the basics. This video will give tips and hints on cooking and seasoning your favorite picks from the grill. Remember: If you burn a hotdog, don't worry, some people like it that way.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Memorial Day signifies the start of summer, and to start it off on the right foot we're throwing a backyard barbecue feast.
Editor's Note: The following article was provided by Patch's editorial partner, The Huffington Post: From refreshing drinks to seafood, steak, sides and dessert, we've got all of our bases covered for putting together a delicious Memorial Day barbecue. No one will go home hungry, but everyone will leave wanting many more summer grill-outs. Brought to you by the spirited home cooks' community at Food52: 1. Gin Rickey: Get the recipe 2. Ginerale with Cucumber: Get the recipe 3. Grilled Bread With Thyme Pesto And Preserved Lemon Cream: Get the recipe 4. Grilled (Or Broiled) Oysters With A Sriracha Lime Butter: Get the recipe 5. Shrimp Burgers With Roasted Garlic-Orange Aioli: Get the recipe 6. Chicken Cutlets Grilled In Charmoula With Quick-…
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Pick from these finalists for the best Mid-County barbecue. Vote before 5 p.m. Thursday.
We asked you, Patch readers, for your favorite Mid-County barbecue spots and got some suggestions. We read your comments on Patch, as well as comments posted to our Patch Facebook pages and Twitter accounts. Here are your choices: Thank you to all those who nominated your favorite local establishments in Part 1 of this week's Food Fight. Now it's time to pick a winner. Readers will have until 5 p.m. Thursday to vote for their favorite spot, and we'll announce the winner Friday morning. Be sure to cast your vote below, and as always, happy eating and drinking!
Friday, April 29, 2011
Ladue's Fire Chief Ted Jury says safety requires good planning and execution.
The barbecuing season is upon us. That means think first and be careful. Ladue’s Fire Chief Ted Jury has caution for all the local outdoor grilling artists. The chief said fire incidents from cooking outdoors have been few and far between in Ladue. Most fires occur while trying to smoke meat on covered patios and decks in condominium and apartment complexes. Ladue has none of those. In fact, fire incidents in Ladue are counted in single digits yearly. However, it is much better to be safe than sorry. The first logical step is giving the grill a thorough and complete cleaning. Last year’s gunk and grease can be a problem and doesn’t enhance the taste of the product on the grill. Grease deposits often lead to flare-ups and fires. Jury …
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Pastels, posies and Pujols, all signs that spring has sprung.
People dressed in pastels, jonquils waving in the breeze, Albert Pujols in action – all sure signs that spring is here. Rain is on the way this week, though, so run through the raindrops to these happenings, something sure to elevate the spirits. Monday, April 4. Chocolate is loved all year long, but there’s something about Easter that jump-starts that craving. Bissinger’s at Plaza Frontenac,1701 S. Lindbergh Blvd., will be full of Easter favorites all through April, from gourmet crème eggs to Easter mints and a wide variety of chocolate Easter bunnies. And, for the first time ever for Easter, they will offer chocolate-covered strawberries for one day only, Saturday, April 23, so put that on your calendar. For more information, call 1-800…
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Sports and good food make Lester's Sports Bar and Grill a winner.
Walking into Lester’s Sports Bar & Grill, 9606 Clayton Rd., one knows that this is not an ordinary sports bar. Maybe it's walking by the statue of the iconic Stan Musial out front. Maybe it’s the 62 flat screen televisions that adorn the walls of the bar and restaurant area, including the ones over the urinals in the men’s room to insure no play goes unnoticed. Built in 2007 by St. Louis entrepreneur Lester Miller, Lester’s could make a sports fan out of a non-believer, probably because no matter where one looks, there’s a game of some sort playing. Patrons might actually believe they are attending the Big Game. A huge four-sided stadium-style scoreboard with score updates forms the center of the bar. Booths in the dining room each …
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Live blog from Ozzie's, where Pittsburgh fans are converging to watch the big game.
-The crowd is massive here, at least 150 Steelers fans upstairs, and another 150-200 downstairs. It’s a sea of black and gold on the second floor, with big screens, and tons of adults as well as families decked out in their Steeler gear. -Christina Aguilera’s rendition of Star Spangled Banner just fired up the bar. Yeah, she oversang it, but we all knew she’d hold that last “Brave” for 10 seconds, and it didn’t matter. Good job on her end. -Steelers start with it, and don’t impress. The three-and-out doesn’t phase the upstairs though. Feels like we’re in the bleachers at Heinze Field, with chanting and stomping of feet. ‘Stomp, Stomp’ “DEFENSE!”. -My neighbors are Sharea, Martinique and Keta, and they are residents of North St. Louis who …