Eat, Drink And Be indie: Tasty Recipes, Inspiring Maker Stories & Exclusives Served Daily

Meet Your New Summer Flame: Our Grilling Collection

Summer's almost here. You've got the grill (even if it’s a teeny-tiny Weber on the fire escape, no judgment). You've got tools. If you're in the South, you've probably got the pork. California, salmon or swordfish. Here in Brooklyn, as it happens, we've got beef, turkey and tofu, in addition to free-range, quinoa-fed heritage ostrich, natch.  But you're not truly ready for the season until you stockpile our indie grilling essentials.

Start with superlative sauces and marinades, like Lillie’s Q Carolina Barbecue Sauce. The not-so-secret addition of apple and lime juice keeps it tangy, while spices like cayenne, garlic and paprika ground it firmly in savory territory.

Season tofu skewers, chicken thighs or salmon steaks with easy rubs made with ingredients you can actually recognize. Our newest favorite? Meyer Lemon Salt, combining finely flaked Kosher salt with zesty citrus peel. Whatever you don’t use at the grill can rim a few icy cocktail glasses (margaritas, anyone?).

Now, we trust you to be smart. But please remember to practice safe grilling, and always use condiments! Bacon-laced mayonnaise made with cage-free eggs, bright and crunchy whole grain mustard and spicy sriracha ketchup will protect your hamburgers and hot dogs from sugar overload.

Or maybe you know a grilling guru who’d totally appreciate our awesome gift kits, like the Grill Scout taster overflowing with so-good barbecue loot. (Think: Send to Dad for Father’s Day, and his friends’ll grill him about his secret recipe.)

Ladies and gentlemen, start your fires!

Article index

  • We Are Drinking These 2 Shacksbury Ciders Like There’s No Tomorrow

    It’s cider week, which means it’s absolutely appropriate to drink cider all day, right?

    Read more
  • The Only 5 Rice Krispies Treat Recipes You'll Ever Need

    We love Rice Krispies treats. Check out the Rice Krispies treats recipe roundup – soon you’ll be snap, crackle and pop-ular!

    Read more
  • 5 Best-Selling Gifts They’ll Totally Eat Up

    Need a birthday gift? Got a host to thank? A client to woo? You’ve come to the right place.

    Read more
  • Warm Up With This Hard Cider Hot Toddy Recipe

    The only thing better than a hot toddy made with its classic booze of choice – whiskey – is one that’s made with warm hard cider spiked with brandy.

    Read more
  • Next