Is Smoker Cooking For You?



A downtown location as well as one in east Nashville both proudly displays the big pink pig that sits outside letting you know you are at Jack's. USA Today, Southern Living, and LA Times all recommend a stop at Jack's to experience what real barbeque is all about. Sandwiches and plates are served for dine in or carry out, and options include pork, turkey, and ribs, chicken, sausage, and beef brisket. Get your plate with your choice of 2 sides that include baked beans, French fries, Mac and cheese, coleslaw, and potato salad. Save room for a slice of pie, and sip a cold one when you dine in. Family packs are available, and Jack's offers catering for your big events.

The big daddy of smoking wood. Hickory is the traditional wood used in most Southern-style barbecue. An excellent choice for pork ribs, pulled pork, or crockpot brisket. Hickory will impart a stronger smoke flavor, so use discretion when using this smoking wood. Some tastes find it too strong. Most barbecue cooks tend to mix it with a more milder smoking wood such as oak.

Liner Bags. Slow cooker liner bags are available and nothing beats these bags when it comes to slow cooker bbq brisket clean up. Just line your slow cooker with a slow cooker liner bag, cook your slow cooker meal, and discard the bag after serving. In a pinch, these bags truly make slow cooker clean-up a breeze, but keep in mind that these slow cooker liners are wasteful, will cost you some money, and if you prepare an 8-10 hour recipe, your bag may not hold up completely.

Not only is the slow cooker bbq brisket cooker a huge time saver, it's also very cost effective. I bought mine for $15; it's a Rival brand, and it's 6 quarts. Definitely not a bank breaker. Slow cookers of all brands are on sale all the time at most stores. For the cost of about one meal out at some 1 1/2 star restaurant, you can get a nearly magical machine that will "make you meals" for years!

Because we like eating, eating at Elijah's is what we like best. And we do that there better than bbq beef fillet whole place else in La Jolla. Jewish or Russian, either, or, or neither, you'll love Elijah's.