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My updated version of my first book, Grilldog’s Guide to Food, Fun & Friends has been published and is ready for purchase. If you haven’t done so already, NOW is the time. Over 150 recipes tips and tricks. The recipes are NOT all on the grill. There are plenty of side dishes, sauces and spices to go along. Any recipe that I grill can also me accomplished on your stove or oven. So purchase a copy and start enjoying some great food… Grilldog’s Guide can be purchased at..

https://www.createspace.com/3360164

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Hi gang.

If you like to BBQ or just eat great BBQ (which if you are on my site you do!) then join me at the TEXAS EGGFest 2011 in Austin, TEXAS. Just what is an EGG Fest? Well, if you are an avid BBQer/Griller and you love real fire, not propane or gas, then you probably have at least heard about the Big Green Egg (BGE) Ceramic Grill/Smoker.

The Big Green Egg’s design is based on the old Kamado grill from China. There’s a number of knock off versions of the Big Green Egg but none can really compare to the unique design, features and material of the original BGE. I could write an entire blog about the BGE but I’m going to limit this to the TEXAS EGGfest for Now. Let’s just say that the ceramic was designed by NASA and is used in the Space Shuttle.

BGE EGGfest 2011 Austin, TEXAS. The Texas EGGfest is has been so awesatious that numerous states around the country have started to have their own event. Drawing 500-1000 or more people annually, this event is the number 1 event for Grill’ers, Smokers and BBQ Foodies!

The TEXAS Eggfest will be held at the Iguana Grill on 620 on 4/30. Basically, scores of Grill/Smoke enthusiasts will start grill’n and Chill’n with BGEs and offer demo’s, lessons and samples throughout the event. Typically there’s music, Keg Beer and a whole lot of fun and entertainment for everyone. Plus there’s EGG University. At EGG University you will be taught by Experienced EGG/Grill Masters not just great recipes designed especially for the egg but also how to get the most out of your Egg. This year I am proud to announce that one of the teachers at EGG University will be Good ole Grill Dog. That’s right. The folks at BBQ Outfitters on 620 in Austin who host the event has contacted me and requested my presence at the event. Not only will I be teaching at Egg University but I’ll also be there through out the day demoing great recipes on the BGE with lots of free samples.

So set your calendars for April 23rd and come on out to the Iguana Grill on 620, you’ll be glad you did. More information and registration at http://www.bbqoutfitters.com/catalog/eggfest.html

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Hi Folks have I got some great news and even some great deals for you. On Sunday 3/27 I’ll be at the H.E.B. on Anderson Mill Rd and 620 in Austin TX from 11:30am – 6pm with a live demonstration, Free Food and Special promotions from H.E.B.

First I will be over in the Fish Department providing not a free sample but a free Sample “MEAL”. Yes, a whole meal. Well, only Grill Dog would do something like that for ya! Your Free Sample Meal will be…

Spaghetti with a Garlic Alfredo Sauce
a Shrimp Salad &
Freshly baked Ciabatta Bread!

Now that’s a meal. But wait, H.E.B. is giving me 3 special deals for ya. NO you don’t have to purchase anything for a free sample and a chance to meet me! Hey, if you bring in a copy of my Cook Book I’ll even sign it for you, right then and there! WOW Now that’s worth Barking over. This is such a great deal because if you like any of the deals you don’t have to buy all three, you can but they are 3 separate deals and all part of the Sample Meal I’ll be preparing for you.

Deal #1 with the purchase of a 2 pound back of Shrimp for 12.69 you’ll get a Free 32 oz bag of pasta & a Free bag of Salad Mix.

Deal #2 with the purchase of a jar of Bertolli Alfredo Sauce for 2.09 (any flavor – Grill Dog recommends the Garlic Alfredo Sauce) H.E.B. will give you a jar of their Brand of Alfredo sauce for FREE

Deal #3 There’s a Dollar off of their freshly baked Ciabatta bread, baked Fresh Each Day.

Now those are deserve a Four Paws and a Tail Salute!

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Time Warner Channel 10 Austin, schedule Update

by Grilldog on March 16, 2011

Here is an update on Austin’s Channel 10 airing of Grilldog Presents. Remember these are Central Time zones and you can catch them streaming at www.channelaustin.org

Tuesday 4/12 6PM Julian Julienned. We spoof 40 dollars a day at Historic Julian, CA
Tuesday 4/12 7pm London (England) Pub Crawl. We visited London England and had a pub crawl via numerous transportation vehicles, saw many sites as well as pubs.
4/19 7pm Rubbing it right, numerous ways to use a BBQ Spice Rub that you would not have otherwise thought of.
4/26 7pm Bikers n Brisket part 1 The must watch infamous Bikers and Brisket Episode.
5/3 7pm Bikers n Brisket part 2

OK, I’m changing this post for anyone who read it earlier.

There was a few schedule changes at the station that I wasn’t aware of.  However, the good folks at Time Warner Cable and I have been on the phone and we’re on track.

Channel 10 – SPECIAL St Patrick’s Day SPECIAL

Scheduled 3/17    6pm – Irish Tacos! What’s an Irish Taco? Well, it’s not corn beef since Corn Beef was started here in America and not Ireland.

Channel 10 @ 7pm

Scheduled 3/22 Taiwan On, Grill Dog and Stew Dog make their favorite Thai Dishes

Scheduled 3/29 Julian Julianned – Grill Dog and Grill Pup spend a weekend at Historical Julian, CA and check out the culinary scene while sticking to their Budget.

Scheduled 4/5 London Pub Crawl.  Yes, Grill Dog, Grill Pup and the Grill Pack of friends visited London, England and engage in a Pub Crawl while enjoying the food and sites of Jolly Ole England.

Proposed 4/12 Rubbing IT right.  How many uses can Grill Dog fine to put Spice Rub on or in!

Proposed – 4/19 Bikers & Brisket Part 1, filmed in association with Napalm Motor Sports Cedar Park, Grill Dog shows interviews Aaron Webber of Big Hat Smokers and BBQs for a “Brisket 101” interview as well as discusses different types of smokers.  We end the episode with a good ole Texan Brisket Throw Down with Burke Thompson and friends!

4/26 Bikers & Brisket Part 2, filmed at Napalm Motor sports during their Customer Appreciation Day, Grill Dog demo’s smoking a Brisket on the Big Green Egg smoker and grill, provides us with his Brisket and Brisket Sauce recipe (with Jr Dog as Sous Chef) as well as providing some biker tips and tricks.  If that wasn’t enough the folks from the Cajun Butcher Shop on 620 provided us with a lot of food as well as Chef Kyle from the Cooking Experience in Bee Cave helped out and carved the brisket for us.  Certainly a tasty show.  Oh, I actually used a stunt double in this episode! Now if that doesn’t have you curious to watch the show, I don’t know what will.

Remember folks if you don’t have time Warner Cable Channel 10, you can watch it streaming on their website.   Just remember all times posted are Central Time Zone.

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Grill Dog LIVE at H.E.B.

by Grilldog on March 15, 2011

Whose the largest privately owned business in TEXAS? Who is won of the top 10 Largest Privately owned companies in the United States of America? Who? H.E.B. Therefore, if Grill Dog was going to support and provide live regular performances and delicious yummy treats for his fans, who should Grill Dog work with? WHY H.E.B., of course!

I know you’ve seen those food carts in grocery stores, however, H.E.B. has gone way beyond that cooperation with Grill Dog International LLC, an Austin based company.  I will be developing recipes and providing great free samples of H.E.B. products. OH, not just the old here, have a sample of a drop of BBQ sauce on a piece of meat.  Basically, those carts are only trying to sell one product.  However, imagine Grill Dog in the store! Grill Dog free to run around and grab ingredients and create new and exotic flavors! Not just from one department but from many! This way incorporating a great experience!

So I’ll be regularly appearing at H.E.B. at the intersection of 620 and Anderson Mill Rd with some great treats.  Today was my first day there and I was nervous and excited.  My job was to provide free cheese burger and potato salad samples.  (Everyone got a small plate with both a cheese burger sample and some H.E.B. homemade potato salad, either mustard based or mayo.) Unlike those other folks who just demo 1 product I combine some of the great inexpensive ingredients of H.E.B. Brand in a fashionable way.  Now I’m not pitching an add here but demographics prove that “Walmart” in areas where there is an H.E.B. have lower prices then Walmarts in areas where there isn’t an H.E.B.  Why? It’s obvious, they are trying to compete with H.E.B. However, they can’t because comparably, H.E.B. is less expensive and they have factories that develop and produce their product brand.  Did you know that H.E.B. has it’s own shrimping boat in order to deliver the freshest shrimp?

Ok, so here’s what I’m doing on 3/15… Come see me for some yummy treats.

Grilled cheese burgers with some Wisconsin aged cheddar cheese, topped with

Sauteed red onions or bacon (depends on when you arrive, once the onions run out I’m using bacon, apple smoked bacon).

Aged cheddar cheese

Some great BBQ Sopping Sauce and lettuce.

Plus some H.E.B. homemade potato salad, your choice of mustard based or mayo!

You can’t miss me, evidently my creations today sent mouth watering aroma’s through out the entire store.  People were literally “sniffing” their way to find my tent.  YES, Grill Dog is TOO Big for a mere Cart, he has a 10×10! So come see me, have some samples and hang out! You’ll be glad you did.

Oh, I’m in hot negotiations with H.E.B. to carry my awesatious book, Grilldog’s Guide to Food, Fun and Friends… Now that’s a news flash!

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Recipe: Corn Meal Waffle – Update

by Grilldog on March 6, 2011

If you have not purchased your copy of “Grilldog’s Guide to Food, Fun and Friends” please feel free to do it on this website today! Or you can purchase it on Amazon.com or any of the other sites that carry my book.  However, please support Grill Dog and purchase it here today! There’s over 150 recipes tips and tricks which don’t just apply to the grill but for you indoor folks as well. Plus at the end of this Blog is a %15 off discount code for you to use when ordering the book! Aren’t I a great Doggie!

Today I am updating my Corn Meal Waffle Recipe that can be found in the breakfast section on pages 3 & 4.  When ever I update a recipe I post it here in the blog.  I try and keep all of my recipes in my book(s) quick, simple and easy.  The corn meal waffle recipe is no exception.  However, there is a different way to make it if you want the slightly more complicated version which makes it a tad better in my opinion…

Original Recipe:

1 Cup Corn Meal
1 Cup Flour
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
2 TBL Sugar
2 Cups Buttermilk (or regular milk)
2 eggs
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil

Get two bowls.

1. In the first bowl sift together all of the dry ingredients.

2. In the second bowl mix all the wet ingredients.

3. Gradually stir in the dry mixture and beat until smooth.

4. Pour into your waffle iron and cook according to your waffle iron’s instructions.  I’d suggest starting at a medium heat and then adjust for additional batches.

Feeds 4.

NEW VERSION…

Same ingredients…

Sift dry ingredients into one bowl and make a well.

Separate the eggs.

Mix all wet ingredients except egg whites into a second bowl and pour into the well and whisk until smooth.

Whisk the egg whites until fluffy and fold into your batter.

Cook in your waffle iron the same way.

 

There you have it.  I recommend serving this topped with poached eggs and either my Ranchero Recipe found on page 22 of my book or my Hollandaise  Sauce which will be in my 2nd book that’s still in the editing process.

If you would like to purchase my book today I will provide you with a %15 Percent Discount just because I’m a nice guy.

you will have to purchase the book via my website which will take you to create space where you will order the book.  In the Discount Code Section enter…

ZFZBUNQF

For your 15% off!  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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AUSTIN UNITE and Support Your Public Access TV

by Grilldog on March 5, 2011

Attention Citizens of Austin

The Community Access Preservation (CAP) Act to allow PEG contributions from cable and video providers to be used for operational as well as capital expenses is about to be reintroduced in the House by Ohio Republican Steve LaTourette. The bill remains very similar to the bill originally introduced in the last session by Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin that died in committee for lack of Republican co-sponsors.

Although the bill is revenue neutral, it appears to have some opposition from cable companies who would like to see all PEG obligations go away and the bandwidth they occupy returned.

We all need to rally the troops to encourage members of the Texas delegation to sign on to the bill when the letter goes out from LaTourette seeking co-sponsors.

Austin area representatives that need to be contacted are: U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, and U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin. Contact information for all representatives can be found at:

http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml

The message to them is simple:

“Please support the Community Access Preservation (CAP) Act that will soon be introduced by Representative Steve

LaTourette. This bill will allow improved, continuing operation of the uniquely vital Public, Educational, and Governmental Access cable television programs in Austin and across the country without increasing costs to cable providers, cable customers, or government institutions

by a single cent.”

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Grill Dog Presents “Kook’n for Kidneys”!

by Grilldog on February 1, 2011

Tonight at 6pm Central here in Austin, Time Warner Cable Channel 10 will be broadcasting my Episode titled “Kook’n for Kidneys”.  In this episode I make some very healthy recipes designed for folks in the pre-dialysis stage of Kidney Disease.  All of the recipes are very healthy and it’s a fun and tasty romp for all!

A few years back I was working with a lot of folks who had Kidney Disease.  They asked me if I would dedicate a show just for them.  Therefore, putting on my Grill Cap of Wisdom I researched Kidney Disease and Foods.  It was very fascinating.  Unfortunately, many of my friends with Kidney disease eat the same thing over and over.  However, with a little knowledge it was easy for this old dog to create some new tricks for them.  I collaborated heavily with my friend Chef Nancy Belaise who trained and worked in France until her failing health forced her to move back to the states.  Unfortunately, shortly after airing this episode for the first time back in San Diego, my friend passed away.  It is with her courage and never ending pursuit to help others, even when her own health dictated that she shouldn’t, that I dedicate this episode to her memory, Thanks Chefy!

If you can’t get Channel 10 Time Warner in Austin or you don’t live in Austin, The show is aired and streamed all over the United States, New Zealand and Austraila.  For tonight’s episode Kook’n for Kidney’s you can watch it streaming from Channel 10’s website.

http://www.channelaustin.org/streaming/ch10

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Grilldog Presents 1/25 Austin 6pm Channel 10

by Grilldog on January 24, 2011

This Tuesday Night find out what goes on behind the scenes of Grilldog Presents as Time Warner Cable in Austin airs “Take Outs”.  Take Outs is a tribute to footage that never made it to air in previous episodes as well as a few really memorable moments.  So join us on Tuesday Night at 6pm on Time Warner Cable Channel 10 in Austin.  If you don’t have Time Warner Cable in Austin you can catch it streaming at http://www.channelaustin.org/streaming/ch10

So don’t miss any of the excitement!

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Charity Event for Hospice Austin

by Grilldog on January 20, 2011

In association with the Meat House, BBQs Galore, The Grove Restaurant and Wine Bar and presented by SipAndSavorAustin.com Good ole Grill Dog is going to be at the Meat House for a great FREE Event and Raffle with proceeds going to Hospice Austin! The Party will last from 7pm till 9pm

Looking for ideas on how to get more out of your grill? Need a few tips to make that perfect meal? Let The Meat House spark that imagination! Chef Michael Ortiz from the Grove Restaurant 6317 Bee Caves, Austin, Texas 78746 is going to be there dishing out some of the Groves great food on the Big Green Egg. Plus Grill Dog and Chef Kyle from BBQs Galore Cooking School “The Cooking Experience” will be there demonstrating the Big Green Egg and have some delicious samples for you! Not only that, Good Ole Grill Dog is going to promote a great 999.00 offer on the Big Green Egg and accessories that you can get during you next visit to BBQs Galore at 12918 shops parkway, Bee Cave., TX

There’s going to be a number of Great Prizes that are going to be raffled away. Proceeds are going to Hospice Austin. You don’t have to be at the drawing since they aren’t going to do the drawing till the following week. So come on out and have a great time! That’s a great Grill Dog Tip to Live by!!!
During this special after hour’s event, everything in the store will be 10% off!

And of course we will be running a wine tasting!

Address:
3267 Bee Caves Road
Austin, TX 78746
Website: http://themeathouse.c… Hours:
Daily, 7 am to 10 am for breakfast tacos.
Daily, 9 am to 7 pm for normal operations

Be Sure to tell the GRILL DOG SENT YA!

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