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  1. coolblue123

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  2. Sup2Dresq

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    My new home is about 2 months away from being finished.

    In the meantime, I'm in talks with contractors about building an outdoor kitchen. So for you foodies, I would like some opinions.

    - 1) Grill, 2) Green Egg, 3) Burner/griddle (for big pots).

    If you had to choose two, which ones?

    - Gas or Charcoal?

    Can anyone recommend some brands of Grills.

    Am I missing something?

    Contractor said there is also the idea of a Green Egg, and an EVO combo.

    Typical new family outing is about 15 min. people/Kids

    Discuss the EVO please:
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    p.s. Good paella is hard to find.

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  3. McLovin

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    I'm a charcoal man myself, but hate the lighter fluid approach. Weber has the best of both worlds: Charcoal grilling with gas ignition:
    Not sure how you'd work that into an integrated system as you have pictured above, but if you can do it, its worth it.
    Agreed. I think it starts w/ the rice. My wife uses Bomba Paella rice:
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    what's the new mold Nadal is playing with?
     
  5. sapient007

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    looks like he bulked up quite a bit.
     
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    Dude...do you venture out of this thread? They've been talking about that for about a month now over in the Pros' Racquet section:
    Cliff's Notes: People believe it was a Head racquet he was playtesting for ~ a day or two, just for the fun of it. Still w/ the AeroPro Drive.
     
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    My new ability to hit slice serves with placement has really improved my game! Hitting it 70mph but watching some fool chase after it and swing and whiff is actually more fun than a 120mph T bomb! I think it will allow me to keep playing in my old age longer too!
     
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    i use wood pellets...

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    which burns these:

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    pretty easy to control the temperature (since there's a temperature control dial haha)...food tastes great too...doesn't burn as hot as your gas / charcoal though...
     
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    I don't know nothing about no EVO. But it seems like a decent piece of equipment. That an egg would work. Although the egg limits your options a little in my opinion. But they hold heat like no other and make whatever you want to smoke super easy. And because it holds the heat you don't use as much charcoal so you don't have to throw so much.

    But its just a matter of time before I have a Yoder Durango 24. Charcoal grill can do anything you want, with plenty of space to cook just about whatever you want. You can take the gratyes off the vertical andf hang a couple turkeys or chickens inside and come back a couple hours later and cook your whatever on the main grill. If I was doing an out door kitchen I would figure out away to run water to it. Have a sink, and actual stove and oven and this Yoder. But maybe everyone doesn't want a 1300 pound steel monster in there yard.


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    hollywood, that grill looks like a choo choo train. I like sapient's version better, so does Sup.

    Going to Old Hickory Steakhouse for Xmas Eve dinner. Last time we went there Santa was having dinner and was nice enough to let the kids tell him what they wanted for presents.
     
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    whats everyone making for xmas?

    i am planning for a smoker free rib roast. my recipe:
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    save me from making trips out to the wet cold deck.
     
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    I suddenly lost my appetite...
     
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    cowgirls are giving the foreskins a chance to playoffs.
     
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    I think if the Packers win they'll keep the Skins out of the playoffs.
     
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    if the skins win, they are in...winner of the packers / lions game gets in...loser is out....

    unless the packers and lions tie...then both of those teams are in...
     
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    Don't forget Tampa. Although highly unlikely.

    They need to win. Then they need Washington to tie and GB to lose. Easy enough to understand
    Then for various strength of schedule tiebreakers these 4 teams need to win. SF 2-14, TEN (lost starting QB), INDY and DAL
     
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    Prior to losing their QB I would've said that the Raiders were probably the only team that could beat the Patriots.
     
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    The chiefs match up better IMO than Oakland does.

    Chiefs real weakness is the run defense. Pats cant really run the ball. Chiefs have better pass rush as well.

    The problem the Chiefs will have is beating Pittsburgh. If KC beats Pitt they will win the Bowl.

    You heard it here first.
     
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    Anyone have 2nd generation Apple watch? Thinking of anniversary present for the wife and she loves watches, working out, swimming, and running.
     
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    I do. It doesn't seem a major jump from the first in my opinion.
     
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    Thoughts on the GB vs Dallas game?
     
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    Well Dallas beat them before but GB has upped their game plus they're gonna want to avenge that loss. I still think/hope Dallas can beat them but it's gonna be close.
     
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    Speaking of Dallas.. I've never seen as many bandwagon fans than I've seen this year with Dallas.

    I once read that to be a fan you must meet the minimum requirements:

    1) Born in the state/Lived there for 5 years.
    2) Have at least visited the state. (over night stay).
    3) Have gone to one home game.

    Honestly... I can safely say that most of the Dallas fans I've talked to down here cannot meet these requirements.

    The common response: I'm a fan and used to watch them as a kid.
     
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    Haha, well when the Texans were playing well you had a bunch of Cowboys fans migrate over. Now that Dallas is playing well it's going the other way. If the Texans somehow beat the Patriots and Dallas loses to GB I'm sure they'll be an influx of Houston fans again.
     
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    Ok, in the market for a new SUV that can fit my whole damn family. Currently driving Volvo XC90. Need something that can fit 3 car seats. Actual car seats, not booster seats.

    Contenders are:

    GMC Yukon
    Chevy Suburban
    Honda Pilot
    Ford Expedition

    Anyone have any of these vehicles? Comments/recommendations? I have previously owned a Ford but never the other brand of cars so I'm not familiar with reliability, service, mileage, etc.
     
  27. Sup2Dresq

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    The Honda Pilot is the practical choice. The luxury edition is very nice.

    Given that I recall you like your bling bling.. the YUKON/Suburban are really nice inside. Lots of Uber Drivers in NYC had them and I felt like I was in a limo.

    Ford Expedition if you like last minute field goals to knock your team out of the playoffs.
     
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    JRK, how about the mazda cx9? you really owe yourself a test drive of the signature edition. 3 rows of seats, not a gas guzzler by suv standards, really nice details. I was able to talk a 2016 down to 40500 but had to walk for other reasons. I'd imagine there's a couple more of 2016 laying around since Mazda's marketing team is poopoo.. really nice cars tho.
     
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    My wife drives a Honda Pilot. It's been a great car for the 3.25 years we have had it.
     
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    The GMC/Chevy are essentially the same vehicle. Although a Suburban would be a Yukon XL. Those things are pretty freaking big, and I never pictured you as a huge SUV guy.

    The Yukon/Suburban and Expedition will be close to the same type of vehicle high ride height more truck like feel. The pilot is more crossover in my opinion. I would consider a GMC Acadia a closer competitor to the Pilot and the Acadia should take 3 seats no problem.

    Outta those 4 me personally would go with a GMC. I just like the styling of the grill over the other ones.

    Have you exhausted all your other options? If not Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota 4 Runners and the Acadia I mentioned earlier may be worth a peek.

    Just do me a favor and video tape your self going to the dealer and putting three car seats in the car. I bet the salesman wont know what to do.
     
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    Haha, I was waiting for this. I'm surprised you didn't text me the second that damn ball went through the uprights.
     
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    I'm merciful.

    P.S. I have a new number, in case you've been texting me throughout the season. LOL
     
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    Ford = Fix Or Repair Daily
     

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