You've planned for this moment for the better part of a month. You've watched at least three episodes of Knife Fight to get your culinary skills up to par, and your grill is polished and ready. The sun rises above the hills and shines down upon your backyard like a divine blessing. The powers that be have declared today the perfect grilling day. There is no better time than now to start up the grill and invite your buddies. Everything is absolutely perfect, except for one simple thing: you don't know how to host a BBQ.
Don't panic! The fine gentlemen over at Esquire have a handy guide to get you through the process of hosting theperfect summer barbeque. Here's a quick list of my favorite pieces of advice:
- Do not walk away from the grill unless it's an absolute emergecy. This is your post and you are bound to guard it for as long as it takes.
- Plan what you need ahead of time. A BBQ with more than 10 guests takes at least a week of planning. You don't want to fall back on KFC when you don't have enough food to serve.
- Make sure you are cooking on a decent grill and not a budget item. Don't bother cooking anything if you're going to use the grill that's been collecting dust for centuries in your garage.