Our old gas grill was a hand-me-down from my brother when he was moving out of his place. It served us well for many summers, but since it started emitting a hissing sound we figured it was time to retire it once and for all. We thought about getting another gas grill, but the allure of a hardwood charcoal grill was too much to resist and Chrissy ended up getting a Weber Performer Deluxe 22" for me on Father's Day.  It  includes a nice stainless steel work surface and a propane starter for ease of use. The food that comes off this grill cannot be compared to that from a gas grill in terms of the smokey flavour and perfect char that comes with grilling over hardwood charcoal.  When it comes to grills, a gas grill is perfect for those looking for convenience and ease of use.   A charcoal grill is for the committed BBQ enthusiast- it is more work but the results are worth it.  This recipe for smoked chicken uses a beer can to prop up the bird so that every surface is perfectly roasted and crispy, while the beer adds moisture and flavour to the meat from the inside.  You can make this on a gas grill but the dry heat of the charcoal makes the skin extra crispy.  We would recommend wrapping the wings in foil to prevent burning and a better presentation.

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Overall - 8.5/10
Food - 8.5/10
Service - 8.5/10
Ambiance - 9/10
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Our girl turned one last week and we are coming to terms with the fact that she is no longer a baby but a toddler.  Where did the time go?  I'm sure all parents wonder the same thing.  The thing about a toddler, especially ours, is they keep you very busy.  For this reason, the blog has been somewhat neglected.  We are however, giving little updates on our food adventures on Twitter and Instagram @dcfortheloveof- so check us out there if you aren't already.  In the meantime, here is a quick turkey apple meatball recipe we have been utilizing that our little one loves but also is delicious for the adults.