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Chillin’ and Grillin’: Clearfork’s Summer Grilling Guide

Updated: Jul 2


Photo Courtesy: B&B Butchers


We all have a “Grill Master” in our lives. You know, the friend who always invites you to cookouts on sunny days and makes you ever-so-slightly jealous with their amazing BBQ skills. They have all the tools, the outdoor furniture, the meats, the snacks, the drinks… the whole shebang. Now that Texas is reaching those perfect toasty temps, we'd like to declare 2020 the summer of the ultimate Fort Worth bbq! Whether it's you showing off your grillin' skills, or those practicing their chillin' skills, Clearfork has the gear to keep you "cool" in more ways than one!


THE GRILL


No grill? No problem! B&B Butchers stocks the amazing Otto Wilde Grills for purchase. This puppy can heat to 1500 degrees in just 3 minutes!! At that high heat, it locks in the steak’s juices and creates the perfect crust at just 1 minutes per side. Portable, quick and efficient – we call that a grilling win-win-win. Want to make a visual statement? You can also get this classy INDU+ Outdoor Grilling Island at the Shops at Clearfork’s Neiman Marcus. Not only does it have built-in counter space next to the grill, but also drawers (a designated spot for all your grilling gear) and wheels that make it easy to move around the backyard or slide it into storage after a day of cooking out.

Courtesy: Neiman Marcus Courtesy: B&B Butchers


THE TOOLS


Before you start cooking, you’ll want to make sure you have tongs, a spatula, and a BBQ Fork in your back pocket. Fortunately, the Neiman Marcus at the Shops at Clearfork also sells the handy-dandy tools you need for a great grill-out, so you can get the grill and must-have cooking items all in one go!

Courtesy: B&B Butchers


THE MEAT


All Clearfork restaurants have drool-worthy dishes, but the Butcher Shop at B&B Butchers is serving up something extra-special for our Grill Masters: to-go packages with different delicious meats, made to order. You can snag “The Family Grill” pack (four Texas Wagyu burger patties, 1 lb Texas Wagyu hot dogs, 1 lb thick cut bacon and hill country sausage) or go above and beyond with the “King of the Grill” pack (including everything in the Family Grill pack, plus Wagyu filets, Prime NY Cuts, Prime Long Bone, Prime Boneless Strips, Prime Ribeyes and Wagyu Skirt Steak). Whichever you choose, the delicious smells coming from your backyard are sure to make you the talk of the neighborhood—and your family’s favorite chef. Want to really wow your crowd? Order yummy gelato to-go from Amorino at Clearfork, and have it waiting in the fridge for a post-BBQ treat.


THE ATMOSPHERE


For an excellent cookout on a sunny day, the backyard atmosphere is key. We’re sure that your backyard is already a great place to hang out, but you can always add a little something to achieve that special Grill Master touch! Arhaus has an extensive outdoor furniture collection with comfy chaise lounges, outdoor umbrellas, cozy fire pits and more. Want to spruce up your outdoor table? Ballard Designs has plenty of goodies that are perfect for outdoor entertaining, like their tiered stand or chic placemats. Here, you’ll also find accent items that will turn your outdoor space into a relaxation station—We’re talking hammocks and swing chairs, y’all! For even more backyard fun, add in an outdoor game like ping-pong or cornhole, or give your guests some light reading while you grill and add “The Bacon Bible” from Wrare to your cookout collection.

Courtesy: Ballard Designs Courtesy: Climate


As we all know, a cookout isn’t complete without a few drinks. This rolling bar cart from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is sure to make your backyard a party! If you’re worried that your wine may get toasty while sitting in the sunshine, keep the bottle nice and cold with a wine chiller—and Yeti wine tumblers—from Climate. Their Fort Worth shop also has everything you need to make a splash in the pool with an inflatable drink holder shaped like a swan, a beach ball, and (of course) cute pool floats that are perfect for summertime cookout photo-ops. #Winning!


THE LOOK


Real talk: We all want a reason to dress up after rocking the social-distance-season look of sweatpants and messy hair for days on end. Whether you’re having a few friends over for the cookout or it’s just you and the fam, every Grill Master and their guests deserve to show off a cute chillin’ and grillin’ outfit. That’s right… it’s time for a Fort Worth shopping spree!

Courtesy: Monkee’s Fort Worth Courtesy: Tommy Bahama


Monkee’s Fort Worth in the Shops at Clearfork always has chic, lightweight dresses that are made for spending the day outside, the perfect chillin’ attire. Speaking of grill attire, Tommy Bahama’s awesome Tiki Grill Camp Shirt is a Grill Master must-have. The back of the shirt says it all: “Just Grillin”.


Courtesy: Everything But Water Courtesy: Sunglass Hut


If you’re planning to hop in the pool, treat yourself to a new swimsuit from Everything But Water. Their bright swimsuits are sure to be a cookout show-stopper! And of course, when you’re in and out of the pool, you’ll want to make sure you have protection against the bright Texas sun. Sunglass Hut has all the coolest shades with their variety of stylish designer sunglasses, and you can amp up your cute outdoor look while shielding yourself from the sun with a chic hat from Tommy Bahama.


Happy grilling, y’all!


Don’t feel like putting in the work? Then head over to see what your favorite Clearfork restaurant is serving up in our latest Clearfork Family Dinner Blog.



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