My New Toy

Well, okay, so I avoided for a day the Costco binge.

But surely a feller has to buy something, right?

Behold my new toy:

a 22.5 inch Weber OTG.

So now I have a totally awesome gas grill, a totally awesome smoker and now a totally awesome charcoal grill.

Life is, well, just grand.

Now if only my sweet girls would get home!

Oh, and sorry about the total decrepitude appearance of the deck. We’ve not had any rain for nearly four weeks, so I decided to do my part to end the drought: I power washed the deck and took off all this week so I could stain it anew, as the long stretches of dry weather would be perfect for such a herculean task.

My cunning plan worked brilliantly: it rained tonight.

13 Responses to “My New Toy”

  1. Dr Alice says:

    Brilliant plan! Do you do rain dances?

    And congrats on the new grill. If the Blairites ever get together, I nominate you as head chef.

  2. major dad says:

    Glad to see you come around to real fire. Nice grill, we got two of them plus the gas one.

  3. Cullen says:

    I would have figured you’d go for the performer, B. I keep hinting but the wife keeps saying, “But you’ve already got a perfectly good grill,” and I keep saying, “Yes, I know I only have ONE perfectly good grill.”

  4. Gary from Jersey says:

    Don’t fret the deck. It looks all nautical and homey, the perfect place for lobster pots and hatch covers. Maybe some big ropes, also. You can steal them at Bahr’s, assuming the tourists didn’t get them first.

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    Cullen I just couldn’t justify the performer. I would love to have the table space, but I have no interest in the gas starter bit, as the chimney works fantastically. I just saw no reason to spend the extra $170 or so for that.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    I like the Bahrs idea, Gary…

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    If they had had a 26 incher in stock I would have sprung for that, major dad.

    I like to cook in quantity.

  8. Mr. Bingley says:

    Doc, Tim can vouch for my grilling; I think he was able to taste it between bottles of wine…

  9. Cullen says:

    I’m with you on the gas starter … whatever, all Webers are shiny!

    I’m also with you on the 26 incher.

  10. Rob says:

    Big fan of Webers here, too. I have a gas model with a side burner. Someone stole my $15 Smokey Joe, coals and all. I still haven’t replaced it. The best porterhouse I ever had came off of that cheap-a$$ Smokey Joe grill.

  11. Mark says:

    You highlight my deep seated inadequacies. Just yesterday I had a Weber one touch silver (22.5″) in my cart, then out, then back in, then out while at Lowe’s.

    I finally left it on the floor, saying I can’t spend $90 on something that doesn’t even have a removable ash can.

    Damn you, Bingley… Damn you can your cooking gadetry.

    Um, can I come over and help you break it in?

  12. Mark says:

    I meant to ask, what do you plan to christen the Mighty OTG with? A special steak?

  13. Mr. Bingley says:

    I was going to do some ny strips last night, but then it got rather blustery and it seemed like a storm was about to blow through so I did them on the gasser.

    You in the mood for t-bones tonight? 🙂

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