Saturday, May 19, 2007

The BBQ Blog Returns to Grill Again

Hello friends, and welcome once again to the begining of the return of the infamouse BBQ blog. As you can see, things have been in a state of disrepair for quite some time now. Today we start work on changing that.

New Design:
I'm using this update as an exercise in learning to code proper XHTML and CSS, something I've been putting off for far, far too long. We probably won't get to a finished design right off the bat, but it should at least be usable soon.

Revive the old posts:

The photo host I was using went under and I never bothered moving links around. I'm going to get all the photos up on Flickr, which I assume won't be going out of business any time soon, and also take the opportunity to make the photos larger than they have been in the past. Hopefully I still have everything going back to 2005.

Fresh new content:

Matt and I are ready to grill. I have a backlog of recipes to get posted as well.

Welcome back!

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Sunday, December 04, 2005

New site:

Hey dudes, check out the sweet new BBQ Blog design. Basically every link that takes you off this front page will be broken or result in a messy looking page, so stay right here for the time being.

I have some big country style pork ribs in the fridge that have been marinating since last night. Snow is coming down, and we've schedule the grilling to begin at 3pm, with the Pats kicking off against the Jets at 4:15pm. Sweetness.

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Sunday, September 25, 2005

The Blog is Back

So after a month long hiatus, the BBQ Blog is back in action! As some of you know, I have recently moved into a fantastic new apartment (photos here) that lacked in only one area: a place to grill. We're on the top floor, and while there is a fairly decent back alley that could be used for some urban grilling, walking up and down four flights of stairs when you realize you forgot a sauce just isn't my kind of party. Eventually the primal instinct to char meat over an open flame got the best of me, and I began to explore the property a bit more, discovering this fantastic roof that is a mere 8 steps from my kitchen:



Yet even upon finding this huge open space to grill in, two more complicating factors resulted in the blog remaining in stasis. First of all, even though the weather has been fantastic, the unavoidable disappearance of daylight has begun. By 7pm its too dark to be standing on a roof tending a controlled fire, which has limited grilling time to afternoon weekends. Secondly, my grill buddy Matt Collins was in China for two weeks on business, and grilling by yourself just isn't as much fun. After two weeks of eating at the one Pizza Hut in Dong Wong, he's pretty glad to be back:



So we're back, and with a vengence. Today we fired up the grill and got down to business with some BBQ chicken and, a first for me, beer brats! I'm not sure how I've lived this long without enjoying the goodness that is meat simmered in beer, but rest assured it will become a staple on my Weber from here on out.





And to top it all off, the Patriots beat the Steelers. Aww yeah!

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Blog Status

Dudes, sorry for the lack of updates. I have moved to a new apartment and a new routine (combination of school and work). Additionally, my BBQ buddy, Mr. Matt Collins, has been in China on business for the whole month.

He is getting back this week, and I promise to get this blog back on track for some fall grilling. Still exploring the options for grilling spaces at the new place, as we lack a dedicated porch and everything.

Also, I have some big plans for this section of my site that I hope to implement during the off season. So never fear, we shall return.

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