When your grill surface is big enough to roast an entire cow, you will need the Texas Grill Brush ($50) to get that grill gunk out of those back corners. With a 4-foot handle, black steel and course bristles, this is about as heavy-duty as grill brushes get. They will even iron-brand your name on the handle, just so everyone on the block knows who has the big stick in the neighborhood.
We’re not sure if it’s the delicious taste of the pickles, or the clean packaging that draw us to Stu’s Sour Pickles ($11), but we are fans regardless. The product of Stu’s Heritage Foods, these pickled cucumbers provide a delectable blend of sweet, spicy, and sour. Get them for snacks, or appetizers for your next bro-party, either way, you will enjoy. Oh yeah, Stu also makes a fine Bloody Mary mix.
Beef jerky should always be at arms length when you are on the move, which is why we like Field Trip Beef Jerky ($18 for three pack). With three flavors: Original, Honey Spice, and Teryaki, this jerky will keep you from getting hungry no matter your adventure. Field Trip Beef Jerky is the product of three guys looking for a protein and nutrient rich snack to munch on while they were trekking, or training, or both. All natural, all delicious.
If drinking tequila is more of an artform than a pastime for you, then you need the Tequila Buffet ($100). Hand crafted in Asheville, NC from beams of wormy chestnut salvaged from dismantled barns and homes of the southern Appalachians, the Tequila buffet is less an exception, and more exceptional. The inch thick board holds four shot glasses, a cutting board for the limes, a 350ml bottle of tequila, salt bowls (included), notches for your limes, and it comes with your own paring knife. Bottoms up!
When your spagetti is a tad too bland, spice it up with Salt Made From Tears (~$47). These hand-harvested human tears from Hoxton Street Monster Supplies are gently boiled and crystalized in large tanks. Experience the entire range of flavors, from Anger to Sorrow. (We aren’t entirely sure if they are serious or not)
Jerky lovers know that jerky doesn’t stop at dehydrated beef, which is why Jerky Tracks ($10-$14) is pushing the boundaries of the jerky world. This gourmet jerky gives you a a choice of Turkey, Deer, or Bison (pictured), and it comes in two flavors: Original or Bourbon. Your jerky should be as adventurous as you are.
Grilling season is upon us, which means it’s time to improve your grilling technique. Get rid of the foil this season and pick up this Cast Iron Garlic Roaster ($20) by Charcoal Champion. Just put the garlic in with some butter, salt, pepper, and perhaps some Worcestershire, and you will have deliciously soft garlic in no time. Just try not to eat the whole clove, lest you become “Stinky Pete” at work the next day. Comes with a garlic squeezer.
If you are in search of the most comprehensive, full-service grill on the market, you can stop looking. It is the called the Grillworks Infierno 103 ($TBA) and it puts just about any other grill to shame. This custom-built grilling station is designed to include the chef, and his fire, in the dining experience. With a central fire station that quickly creates charcoal from whole pieces of wood, each grilling station has upper fixed shelves for resting and a sub-shelf system for smoking and gentle cooking. The grill also includes a lift system and built-in storage, and entire structure is lined with floating fire brick that will accommodate just about anything you want to cook on it. Available freestanding or built-in.
When you are into making homemade pizza but you don’t have the funds to build your own brick oven, using a conventional oven just doesn’t cut it. The KettlePizza ($139.95+) is just like an ordinary kettle grill, with an insert that turns the grill into a woodfired pizza oven. Upgrade to the Deluxe and you will get the peel and stone to give your homemade pizza that extra authentic flavor kick.
The meatiest drink of them all just got a whole lot meatier, and we love it. Benny’s Bloody Mary Meat Straw ($22.95 – $97.95) might be one of the best food inventions we have seen since Cheez Whiz. The Macho Man himself is sitting up in his grave wishing he could drink a meaty bloody mary through one of these meaty straws. Made from 100% USDA beef, these meat straws are the perfect complement to your celery and olive in the meatiest damn bloody mary you have ever