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Restaurant starts BBQ-ing cows . . . WHOLE


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:31 PM

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When Jeff Bannister, owner of a process-serving company here, decided four months ago to grill a whole steer, he was prepared for challenges.

It was expensive—the steer alone, skinned and butterflied, cost about $2,000—and at 863 pounds, it took six men to heave it out of the slaughterhouse and onto a truck.The grill, which Mr  Bannister and friends designed, required a 14-foot-long rack, a three-ton chain hoist and tube steel buried five feet in 3,000 pounds of concrete. The weather report for the all-night, April cookout predicted torrential rain and possible tornados.

Then the steer caught on fire.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:41 PM

So, I only really have one question about all this:  ...Why?


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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:56 PM

Well, bigger pieces of meat are meant to taste better...

Edit: and I can't believe I just posted that... *shakes head*

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:58 PM

Yucky...just yucky.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:00 PM

Well, people have pig roasts all the time. We cook whole chickens and turkeys. Why not a cow?

I'd guess he did it for the novelty of it and the subsequent buzz it gave his restaurant.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:02 PM

Gosh, I don't think I would try a whole cow on the grill... I'd probably go with a pit cooking method instead. Or something more closed, like a roaster.


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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:06 PM

View PostPurplos, on 13 May 2011 - 08:00 PM, said:

Well, people have pig roasts all the time. We cook whole chickens and turkeys. Why not a cow?

I'd guess he did it for the novelty of it and the subsequent buzz it gave his restaurant.

Cooking a whole Cow at once is rather...impractical.  Chickens and Turkey's are small enough that they can fit in an oven.  A Cow, not so much.

Though I can see how this could help his restaurant gain some media attention.


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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:12 PM

View PostVerneph, on 13 May 2011 - 08:06 PM, said:

Cooking a whole Cow at once is rather...impractical.  Chickens and Turkey's are small enough that they can fit in an oven.  A Cow, not so much.

Though I can see how this could help his restaurant gain some media attention.
Yeah where else barbecues whole cows?


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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:20 PM

*licks her chops*

this makes me hungry for steaks now...

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:25 PM

I will take mine NC BBQ style, yummy :P

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:27 PM

They roast the whole pig.   The cow is just that much bigger.



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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:33 PM

View PostSilverCougar, on 13 May 2011 - 08:20 PM, said:

*licks her chops*

this makes me hungry for steaks now...
You sure you want this much though? :P


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Posted 14 May 2011 - 12:49 AM

View PostWolvenblood, on 13 May 2011 - 08:33 PM, said:

You sure you want this much though? :P

That's why we have freezers...

*rubs paws*  next we roast a whole buffalo!

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 12:58 AM

Sounds like a challenge =3


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Posted 14 May 2011 - 01:12 AM

The trick is getting the hide off.. lotta nice things can be made from the hide..

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