Is there such a thing as the Ultimate Grill? It stands to reason that there can and should be such a thing, right? The Original Weber Kettle immediately comes to my mind when I consider simplicity of design, versatility, and bang for the buck. At $90 a kettle, the Weber is certainly hard to beat. However, if cost isn't an issue then I believe I may have found the best grill known to mankind. The first time I saw a Grillworks grill was on Primal Grill's Argentinian "Gaucho Grill" episode. Steven pointed out that the Grillworks 36 is a wood burning grill with an angled grill surface made up of inverted V shaped grate rods that channel fat into the drip chamber. The grill grate can be raised and lowered via the fly wheel on the right hand side to regulate the amount of heat delivered to the grate surface. The entire grill is made of stainless steel. In short, it is AWESOME.
Grillworks websiteshows several quotes from heavy hitters like Dan Barber, Adam Perry Lang, James Beard, Food and Wine, the Atlantic and so forth saying that they all agree that this is the best adjustable grill ever made. I'd love to be able to tell you that I've had a chance to try one out, and I strongly agree. I'm still waiting for my call from Grillworks asking me if I would like to try out an evaluation model, or even better to become an endorser. I'd say that the Grillery just jumped to the top of my Christmas list. And in the event that my dear loved ones don't manage to score one for me, I think I'm going to start knocking back $100 a month to buy myself one. At that rate, I should be a proud owner somewhere around Xmas of 2012.