Beef Brisket: One Tough Customer

Canned corn beef is a food item that we don't hear much about. While it's still available, it doesn't seem that many people cook and serve it. Fresh corned beef brisket is always a tasty treat, but it can sometimes get expensive. Canned corned beef is pretty reasonable in price by comparison. Other than frying it in slices, there's not been many other ways to prepare it.

Find the gold coins - hide some chocolate gold coins in a bucket/bowl filled with sand (or cereal if small kids). Tell them that the leprechauns hid gold for them and they have to dig to find it! If you can't find gold coins then you could also use little Keebler elf cookies or crackers.

As I searched for what to try next, I was tempted by so many options. The festival featured barbecue styles from award-winning pitmasters. Ribs and tri tip to kabobs and sausage; of course, it was held in Santa Monica so vegetarian options were available, too. I took what I thought was a gamble and decided on Butch's Smack Your Lips BBQ from New Jersey. As I stood in line for my roast slow cooker bbq beef brisket and coleslaw, I recognized the face on the bottles of sauce they were selling. Butch had been featured on Throwdown with Bobby Flay!



Smoke flavor can easily be achieved on a grill with a foil packet. Using heavy duty foil, lay out a piece twice the size of your grill grate. Use wood chips, rather than chunks and spread them out over half of the foil. Fold over and crimp the edges. Using a fork, pierce several holes on one side of the packet. This will be the pulled beef brisket top where smoke can escape. Place the foil directly on top of the coals or on top of the diverter plate(right under the cooking grate) if using a gas grill. Remember to keep the holes you punched in the packet facing up. Once your smoking wood packet begins to smoke, place your food on the grill and put the cover on.

The spice by volume most used as a good base for barbecue rubs is paprika. Paprika is made from sweet red peppers that are dried and then powdered. Most paprika originates from Hungary but now you can get some great paprika from Spain. The author prefers 'sweet Hungarian paprika' when making his own rub. Paprika is responsible for giving barbecue its beautiful red color.

Then, because gourmet restaurants blatantly keep their prices at extortion levels, we feel that whatever they feed us is wonderful because it costs so much! It simply has to be good! Most of us would have to carry our lunch to work for roast beef brisket a month in order to pay for one night out with Chef Pierre. That being the case the meals must be wonderful regardless of what our tummies are telling us.

People start eating Tteokguk made from white rice cake (Tteok) to symbolize the day's pure and solemn nature. Why is rice cake round? Some people say it was shaped after coins to bring people prosperity and some people say it shaped after the sun. According to a 19th century handbook on traditions, the tradition of eating rice cake soup dates back to the late 18th century.

With comfortable pricing and a relaxed atmosphere, The Beachcliff Tavern is an ideal hideout during the chaotic work weeks. The specials are hard to resist, and if your timing is right, you might even get slow cooker recipes chicken hear some live music the Tavern occasionally spotlights. All are made to feel welcome, and it's hard to go wrong any night at The Beachcliff Tavern.