Two Men, Two Pits and a Blog

Track-Side: Ceder Planked Shrimp and Scallops

Location : Track-Side Pit

Time : Not too long ago…

Take a gander at this spread, won’t you, put on by John, our Patron of the Pit Co-Founder, and care taker of the Track Side Pit. Yes indeed, he was seen in his backyard recently, plying his craft over a hemorrhaging bed of orange coals. Nothing stood in his way of culinary, smokey-tinted perfection.  We’re talking :butter, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper, scallops, shrimp, onion, pepper and red potatoes. Man! If this don’t make you hungry right now, you probably have a face full of dirt! As he so bluntly, but exquisitely phrased it, “Freakin sexy goodness!”  Indeed, old boy. Indeed.

shrimp and stuff

He’s coming along, that boy. In point of fact, he finally got himself a 22 inch Weber Kettle Grill. And he’s loving it. I don’t know what he was waiting for either. And as you can see, he’s been making good use of it too.

Here is another thing he whipped up off-hand the other day. A pit keeper’s favorite.


ATB’s. Better known as Atomic Buffalo Turds. He took them a step further than most pit jockeys, and later glazed them in maple syrup, and dashed them with fresh cracked pepper. Mercy!

So that’s the recent goings on of the Track Side Pit. It’s good to see the other half once in a while. He doesn’t very often post here, or brag of his grilling talents. But I personally think he can grill circles around most people I know, including myself. He holds down the social media branch for PotP, and samples any spices or sauces that are sent our way. If you want to see more of what he’s been up to, you can find him supporting our Patron of the Pit Instagram account. Boy it’s a party over there! Stop by and say howdy to him!

Sometimes he shows up on our facebook page too.

Grill on!





17 responses

  1. Yeah boy, I’d say that’s pretty “freakin sexy goodness” alright! Grill on dudes, grill on!

    June 13, 2016 at 6:09 pm

  2. That looks so darn good, Never did anything but salmon on a plank., love this,

    June 13, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    • Oh yes! Planks are such a great way to grill. Works for darn near everything. Fool proof!

      Great to hear from you.
      Take care!

      June 13, 2016 at 6:41 pm

  3. Looks amazing, even if you said turd…lol!

    June 13, 2016 at 8:52 pm

  4. Those great pictures are triggering an olfactory hallucination. Good stuff!

    June 13, 2016 at 8:54 pm

  5. Mmm …shrimp. And on a plank – even better!

    June 13, 2016 at 9:04 pm

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  7. Must. Have. ABTs.

    June 13, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    • Whoa, I see I had a little dyslexia going on, and flipped it around to ATB. See, even in your drool-stoopered meat lust, you still get it right. But yeah, ABTs are one of the finer advancements in grilling technology. Oh yes.

      June 14, 2016 at 7:27 am

  8. Those are good sized shrimp! Were they imported from Ecuador? We are so lucky to be able to get huge shrimp (langostino) still hopping around in the sink fresh here virtually every day we want them. Even with the easy availability, we still love them and yours look like they were cooked perfectly.

    June 17, 2016 at 7:53 am

    • I doubt they were your Ecuadorian shrimp. I’ve seen what you get down there, thanks to your photo that one time. Man, you guys have the best shrimp in the world, seems like. Maybe there are better, somewhere, but even so, when you got ginormous shrimps like that one you showed off a while back, its like, why bother looking any where else for shrimp. I will try not to get jealous now.

      June 17, 2016 at 12:09 pm

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