Smoked Whole Chickens

Easy, familiar, and delicious. A good smoked chicken recipe can support a dinner party or tailgate any day of the week, any week of the year. Our friends at Traeger lend us their brine and smoke combination that’ll get you through a culinary pinch when the party needs a tender snack to share. Whatever your smoking method and equipment, perfect your personal smoked chicken and never fear menu-planning again.

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A tip for Grilled Carne Asada Skirt Steak

Add it to this list of go-to pleasers: skirt steak taco prep allows tons of creativity on the kitchen side, and a world of enjoyment for the eater. Marinades, spice mixes and cooking styles can change with each iteration of this classic, and service lends itself to any number of presentations, from finger-food right off the cutting board to plated steak with mint dressing.

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Smoked Pork Belly

Check out this simple, versatile, and utterly delicious application of a low-temperature applewood pork smoke. The smoked pork belly combines the fatty goodness of bacon with the freshness of an uncured roast. Whatever your smoker setup, this recipe makes for a succulent, juicy pork treasure, perfect for slicing into tacos and sandwiches.

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Zilker’s Marco IPA Beer Can Chicken

Our friends at Traeger Grills lent us a few of their awesome wood-pellet, temperature-controlled grills and shared a few of their signature recipes so we could play around while learning a few tricks for our back pockets. For their Beer Can Chicken recipe, Traeger calls for Mesquite pellets and some of their house chicken rub, and we chose the Marco IPA from Austin’s own Zilker Brewing Company to add an additional layer of depth to this smoky, classic backyard treat.

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Order for the weekend: Introducing Thursday Delivery

With Thursday delivery, Rosso & Flynn becomes your one-stop shop for a weekend of fall activities. Friday date night? Saturday tailgate? Lazy Sunday? Welcome to your one-stop shop for a weekend’s worth of recipes old and new, without freezing or saving Sunday’s bounty for the following Friday.

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Smoking & Drinking with Michael Smerklo

When entrepreneur and investor Michael Smerklo is not mentoring startups at his firm Next Coast Ventures, writing for his blog or fishing, he just may be smoking a whole chicken or picanha for his family of six. Lisa Flynn asked Michael about his favorite things to smoke for a family weeknight dinner, his must-have grilling tools, including the $12 piece he cannot cook without, and what cut he wants to challenge himself with next.

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Smoking with Evan LeRoy

Evan LeRoy mans a fiercely creative barbecue operation at South Austin’s LeRoy & Lewis. Lisa sat down with the man behind a homemade smoker and a new look at possibilities in modern Texas cuisine. Read more about the man combining self-taught technique with a vision for the elegant and utterly delicious.

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Smoking & Drinking with Rooney Pitchford

On a late Monday night, you may find guitarist Rooney Pitchford either playing at the One-2-One bar on South Lamar or behind a smoker in his backyard. A native Californian, Rooney has adapted to the Texas life by diving headfirst into perfecting smoking and grilling. On Smoking & Drinking, Rosso & Flynn asked Rooney how he learned to smoke, what are his essential tools and what fuels him to stay up on long, smoky nights.

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Grass-finished Lamb Burgers with a Mission

When Green Fields Farms decided to raise lamb, they knew they had to give back to the land. Regenerative agriculture practices help bring back the grasslands and restore the land of the rancher. Their mission is to make the land better than when they started, which is in complete contradiction of large-scale ranching operations. 

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