Food Blog Spotlight – Meathenge Larger photo Click on the comments you'd like to print with your recipe. Grayed out comments will not print. Print (Ads will not print.) Top Comments Amy July 13, 2006 at 6:21 pm Nice one. Somehow your posts make me think of a regional map of California with “grill zones” demarcated. I think your house must be in the “fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk” zone. cookiecrumb July 13, 2006 at 6:33 pm I’d like to weigh in as one who has observed the talented Biggles, up close and personal, tending the smoker. Nah, even better, I’ve sampled his incredible grill-yums. Up close and personal. Yeah, he’s all that. Follow his wise teachings. telesilla July 13, 2006 at 11:08 pm I spent the summer of ’83 with my aunt and uncle out in Citrus Heights and my uncle grilled almost every evening, often before the evening breeze kicked in. I have no idea how he did it and even though I now have a space where I could set up a small grill, there’s no way that I’d want to go outside and tend it on a day like today. SAS July 15, 2006 at 12:53 pm Here in Tucson, the highs have been around 105 F for over a week, but I still find the best way to cook meat is on the grill – it’s just not for the faint of heart! I fire up my grill at least twice a week. The last time I needed propane, it was in the middle of a monsoon storm. I opted to trade in my tank versus not grilling that night (you can’t fill a tank when there’s lightening out). I grilled salmon last night and it was still 100+ F outside at 8:00 PM. Do all your prep indoors in the AC, make sure you have some snacks and a cold beverage on hand to tide you over, and then wait ‘til the sun goes down to do your grilling. Now that I think about it, maybe it’s actually easier here, because when it’s this hot you really don’t notice the heat of the grill! PS: Honor your meats – use the grill!