When Brad chooses his flavors, he ensures to choose seasonal goods first and bases his flavor profiles around them. From locally sourced meats to homemade sauces, it’s all from the area, giving it that unique San Marcos flavour.
"Thanks to the lands around San Marcos, there’s loads of fresh, seasonal produce from ranches, farmer’s markets and the ocean."
Urge Gastropub and Common House
The ever-so appealing city of San Marcos in California has another establishment to add to its list of must-visit eateries – Urge Gastropub & Common House. This industrial looking restaurant specialises in wholesome foods and craft beers brewed on site. From burgers and steaks to salads and flatbreads, people come for the food and stay for the company.
Brad insists that even the most delicious recipes don’t need lots of ingredients, but perhaps some unconventional ideas – namely sticking a beer can in a raw chicken.
Using the Megamaster 5 Burner Gas Grill, he’s going to whip up a citrus and rosemary glazed beer can chicken, with a side of grilled asparagus and herb roasted potato wedges.
The beer Brad selected is one that’s brewed in-house, the Mason Aleworks Willy Time beer, because the citrus flavors in the brew will match the flavor profile of the glaze.
This recipe is not only delicious but super easy to make – ideal for those who love their cooking to be fuss-free like their barbecue units.This recipe is not only delicious but super easy to make – ideal for those who love their cooking to be fuss-free like their barbecue units.
"As someone who gets to use a lot of awesome equipment, the Megamaster 5-Burner griddle is definitely the perfect no bells and whistles grill."
His personal opinions on grilling is very much in line with the Megamaster message in that, it brings people together and is a no mess way to cook anything. As the old saying goes, the kitchen is the soul of every household and the same can be said for the grill. It’s always the place where people are gathered, engaging in friendly conversations and sharing beers, cocktails and of course, a laugh.
"The biggest thing I enjoy about grilling is that it brings people together."
The party atmosphere that’s synonymous with grilling is something that’s tangible at Urge Gastropub & Common House. From the staff and décor, to the last ingredient put on your plate, it’s a place to get together with your favorite people to enjoy delicious, seasonal foods.
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Megamaster. Together, made better.
Megamaster together with chef Brad Hightow at Urge using the 5 Burner Gas Grill, making Beer can chicken taste even better.