Go Mudding in #Parkdale At Electric Mud BBQ

Since we moved into our new neighbourhood (Parkdale), one restaurant has been taunting us to go with its smokey smells and vibrant wall art. I am talking about Electric Mud BBQ located at Queen and Brock in Toronto.

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Not only do we walk by it every day, we keep hearing great things about the BBQ food they put out. My interest was piqued at BBQ. We used to live up near Barque on Roncy and after finally eating at Electric Mud recently, we have definitely found our new close-to-home BBQ place.

I can’t wait for the weather to warm up so we can experience the patio, while again, being within stumbling distance to home.

Before I get started on sharing our first dining experience there, my one piece of advice would be to reserve a table. We tried to drop in before and were greeted by a 45 minute wait. Also, based on how scarce parking becomes on our street at night, I know Electric Mud is doing just fine.

What We Had Heard

Before we even moved into Parkdale there was buzz about this place. I had heard the name and that they did great BBQ. We were told it was very “hipster” and “trendy” and online reviews commented on the high prices despite it being a little on the grungy side. I figured it was just off Queen Street and was popular, so of course prices would be a little high. But also, good BBQ is not cheap. When you smoke meat for several hours or more, you can’t just give it away.

So going in, we had an idea in our head and since I do a lot of backyard smoking myself, I do have high expectations for BBQ.

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Don’t Get Burned Buying Your Next BBQ

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Check out these handy tips for buying your next BBQ

TORONTO March 9, 2016– With all the new bells and whistles available in BBQ’s these days, grill-shopping can seem more like luxury car shopping, and can send folks running for a frying pan to cook that sirloin, rather than have to endure the headache of choosing.

With grilling season soon upon us, Napoleon Gourmet Grills has come up with this list of tips on how to pick the grill that’s right for you.

Here are some tips to help choose what is best to suit your needs:
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Big Green Egg Makes The Best Tasting Chicken Wings

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You want to argue? Let me introduce you to my wife and kids.

Yes, the Big Green Egg once again dazzled and won the hearts of dinner fans again this weekend. I went to the grocery store thinking nachos and I left with a pack of chicken wings. Crazy how the meat aisle and a mild day in March can get you to change your mind.

The outcome was simple. Season some wings, throw them in the smoker for a few hours and let the magic happen.

I don’t want to make it sounds like I’m Myron Mixon, but I make some of the tastiest wings going. Every time I serve them at a get together of friends, the talk of the party is not Canadian Politics, the weather or even what’s up with work, it is all about the spicy and savoury chicken.

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Grilling At 750 Degrees F

Steak is a favourite at our house and ever since I have had a Big Green Egg, I feel like I can do the tasty meat the justice it deserves. It’s all about high heat and a short grill.

The other day, we celebrated another week of winning at parenting with two giant steaks.

Here is the Egg getting up to around 750 degrees F.

I first threw the steaks on the grill directly for 3o seconds a side to get some nice grill marks and really melt the salt and pepper seasoning into the crust.

Then I threw them into the blazing cast iron pan for a few minutes per side and that’s all it took. Two perfectly done steaks at medium rare.

What have you grilled lately?

Nothing like getting ready to cook steak at high heat in the cast iron pan. #ssssssst #biggreenegg #bbq

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