Best Tools For Grilling This Summer

With the summer approaching right around the corner, now is the opportune time for you to acquire all the grilling essentials that you need. Dis is due to the evident inflation of prices that will be implemented on grilling tools during the months of July and August, when the demand for them is much higher. By acquiring them now, you can save yourself a few bucks as the demand will be lower as will the prices. 

1) Tongs 
While there may be a variety of fancy tools available for your grilling purposes, you can do just about 90% of your grilling endeavors by utilizing a tong alone. 

2) Metal Based Spatula 
It’s been a well known fact that whenever you grill meats, they tend to stick to the grill, by investing in a spatula that has a metal base, you’ll reduce the chances of ‘tearing’ while you take them off. 

3) Brush
Along with marinating your meats, for an ideal barbecue, you’ll want to baste your meats in sauce as well. Try and acquire a brush with a long handle that measures anywhere between 13-15 inches, so that you can spread your sauces evenly along the surface of you meat of choice. 

4) Instant Read thermometer
Regardless if the meat looks well done, the only way to know for sure is to check the internal temperature of it. An instant-read thermometer is an essential tool you need to use when it comes to ensuring that you avoid any possible illnesses that may occur as a result of under cooked food. This is because you’ll effectively reduce your chances of getting afflicted with diseases such as salmonella, which represents a higher level of danger for children and the elderly.

5) Mitts/Gloves
Contrary to popular belief, many avoidable fire based accidents occurs due to a lack of protection when it comes to grilling. To protect yourself from being burned, ensure that you acquire a thick pair of heat resistant Mitts or Gloves. 

6) Smoke Gun 
A large majority of homeowners utilize an electric grill. While they may prove to be convenient, they aren’t very efficient at giving you that smokiness that enhances the flavor of your barbecue, by investing in a Smoking Gun you can change this. 

7) Fire Wire Grilling Skewer
There’s no such things as a ‘bad Shish Kabob’, only a ‘not long enough Shich Kabob’. Fire wire grilling skewers are more flexible than the traditional straight lined skewers in the sense that, you can pack a lot more ingredients that you would of been able to, by twisting and turning the skewer in a circle full of creative ingredients. 

8) Grill Basket or Mat
This is a must have if you intend to cook delicate items such as vegetables and or fish. By utilizing a closed mesh grill basket or a Grilling mat,you can prevent delicate items from crumbling as you grill them. There is the popular Yoshi Mat for grilling that can be picked up at most Walmarts across the country.

9) Grill Cleaning Brush
In order for you grill to continuously run as efficiently as it did the day you bought it, you need to use a cleaning brush to remove the leftover residue after your grilling sessions.

10) Heavy Duty Oven And Grill Cleaner
Along with brushing away the burnt residue that’s left over, you’ll also need a chemical cleaner to loosen up the grease as well.

Top Mexican Fast Food Restaurants

For anyone with great love for Mexican cuisines, you can never run out of restaurants to enjoy the various tasty Mexican fast foods. Most of these restaurants specialize on the same basic ingredients such as tortillas, beans, rice, chicken, beef sauce, pork and cheese. Despite the fact that they have similar menus, some chains are better than others. Below are some of the best Mexican restaurants where you can have a taste of the Mexican food.

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1) Chipotle Mexican grill

Chipotle grill was founded in 1993 by Chef Steve Ellis and his idea was to come up with a restaurant with affordable, fresh ingredients. Today, it has more than 1500 branches in four countries and has been very successful. From 2000, they started using naturally raised chicken, pork, beef etc. Chipotle restaurants make very delicious foods and they are famously known for their guacamole, burritos and burrito bowls. There food is fresh and tasty and they let the customers know where all the ingredients came from.

2) Baja fresh

Founded in 1990 by Linda and Jim Magglos( later sold to Wendy’s International and later to another company), this California based restaurant emphasizes on fresh ingredients(as their name suggests). Everything is handmade & unprocessed and you will never see a microwave, a can opener, MSG, lard or freezers at any of their locations( more than 200 locations). One can enjoy roasted vegetables, beans, rice, cilantro, onions, and salsa verde with a choice of pork carnitas steak, chicken, line caught fish, grilled fish, and premium burritos.

3) Moe’s Southwest Grill

Its first location was opened in Atlanta in 2000 and later became part of Foccs Brands in 2007. They are known for their high quality ingredients and crazy menus and they promise steroid free & grain fed pork, cage free chicken, organic tofu as well as grass fed steak. Like Baja fresh, microwaves and MSGs can not be found here .They specialize in burrito with beans, rice, cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, and any choice of meat. They also have funk meister tacos. Their ingredients are almost the same as those of burrito only that they are served on crispy corn tortilla or flour.

4) Taco Bell

This is the most known, and largest Mexican chain restaurant that was founded in 1962 by Glen Bell. Today, there are more than 4600 taco bell branches around the world and the company is worth billions. They mainly specialize in taco menus especially the Doritos Locos Taco whose main ingredients are lettuce, ground beef and cheese stuffed in a crispy shell seasoned with Doritos.

5) Odoba

This Mexican grill was opened in Denver in 1995 by Robert Hauser & Anthony Miller and was formally known as Zuma then later Z-tega. Today, they are found in more than 600 locations and they famous for their mission style burritos (concept adopted from san Francisco). The burritos can be customized with options like shredded beef, roasted chile, ancho-chile barbecue, fajita vegetables and a 3 cheese queso.

Conclusion

Make a visit to these restaurants and you have a great experience of seeing and tasting these great Mexican food. As mentioned above, most of them have spread almost worldwide and you will surely find one at a nearby location.