The best time for a road trip is always right now, and at the moment, that’s truer than ever. With international ports closed and life as usual put on hold thanks to Covid-19, one of the things you can still do is hit the open road.
Summer may be for grilling, but real rebels want their meat served with a serious side of attitude year-round. Like the kind of attitude that comes in the form of a low, slow cook in a smoker. The right cut of meat, the right kind of wood, and the delicate science of marrying the two: It’s an art form worthy of the rebel spirit.
When adventure lures you outdoors, you don’t leave without your basics: sturdy boots, a no-nonsense coat (when needed), and a pair of shades to shield your peeps from the sun.
Sunglasses come in two categories: cheap and disposable (if you’re of the mindset that all sunglasses are the same), or worth the investment — meaning you’re willing to spend a few extra bucks on a decent pair that you’ll keep around.
It’s your call entirely which way you go — but if you’re considering the second path, you need to know which live up to the hype.
Before you get ready to throw that juicy steak on the grill, think long and hard: When was the last time you cleaned your grill? And we mean really cleaned it. Because if you just pulled the cover off only to discover the remains from last Labor Day’s fish fry, trust us, that’s not going to do anything for your steak. So, here’s the lowdown on doing a deep-clean to get your grill ready for its summer debut.