Or rather, a barbecue, more specifically a Char-Broil gas grill–one of these to be exact. About two weeks ago, I met my wife’s brother in law for the first time, and at some point we got to talking about barbecuing, and I told him I was interested in getting a gas grill since my building doesn’t allow old fashioned charcoal grills on the terraces. Which is understandable, as they are messy and do create a potential hazard.
Anyway, the sister and BIL just went out and bought me one! What nice people that they would do that for me.
And how great it is that I live in SoCal, where barbecuing knows no season.
But what now? Do I need to buy those ceramic briquets I hear about? They were mentioned in the instructions, but only in terms of how to clean and replace them. They didn’t say I have to have them. And this past Saturday, when they gave me this gift, we had dinner prepared on an identical grill, and they weren’t using ceramic briquets either. I can’t complain about the way last night’s food came out, but do I need the briquets anyway?