Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Another Argentine Grill Kit Installation

Gabriel, of Fort Worth, Texas called and asked for an Argentine Grill Kit with side brasero for his outdoor kitchen. The grill is in a slightly non-standard size. I just got his pictures today, and wanted to congratulate Gabriel on his new outdoor grill island. Nice job!

Argentine Grill Kit with Side Brasero and Emberguard installation closeup
Close-up, the masonry firebox and backsplash/windguard of this Argentine Grill Kit with Side Brasero and Emberguard looks nice!

Outdoor kitchen with Argentine Grill Kit in Texas
Stepping back, the masonry firebox and backsplash/windguard of this Argentine Grill Kit with Side Brasero and Emberguard with enough countertop space to actually cook on, and the final touch, rustic wooden doors make this outdoor kitchen installation a standout!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NorCal Ovenworks makes Argentine Exhibition Grill Kit for Last Man Standing Set

A restaurant in Chicago sent me a picture of an Argentine grill kit, and asked if we could make one in black steel, as the one he had in stainless steel had some design issues, and did not work. I agreed, and drew one up for him, it looked similar to the SS grill, except MORE MASCULINE! 3 days later, I got a call from Patrick Lees, the set designer of  Last Man Standing (a TV show starring Tim Allen), who sent me a picture nearly identical to what the restaurant in Chicago had asked for. The question was, can you make something like this, but in black steel. The answer was, yes, but the design is a little different. In addition, he needed to have room for some special effects, as this grill is installed on a TV set, not in a home or restaurant. I sent him the drawings meant for Chicago, we talked about some modifications, and he said he needed to get approval for the quote. He called me back on Monday, gave me a credit card, and two weeks later, we delivered the grill to Studio City, CA.

Argentine Grill for Last Man Standing Set
The Argentine Grill Kit is installed in a brick hearth, with a beautiful hood above it.


Wood Fired Exhibition Grill for Tim Allen Show
Note that this Wood Fired Gill is split, and has front facing wheels.



NorCal Grill Kit in Exhibition Kitchen
Here's the Restaurant for Last Man Standing. NorCal Grill Kit is shown in Exhibition Kitchen.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Ushuaia Argintinean Steakhouse in Santa Monica, CA


One of our newer customers.

48X34 Argentine Exhibition Grill at Ushuaia Argentine Steakhouse
This is a NorCal Ovenworks 48X34 Argentine Exhibition Grill. The customer has not put the bricks in yet.
Note that the grill is constructed of Individual 3/8" Square Rods. A searing machine!

Mixed Grill at Ushuaia Argentinean Steakhouse in Santa Monica
Yummm. I'm pretty sure this photo was taken previously, the sear is a little more pronounced with the 3/8" Individual Square Rod Grates. Niced mixed grill, someone left off the mollejas, but the chorizo, morcilla, and short rib are there, my favorites.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Announcing our new line of Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills!

We are updating our line of Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills to models more in keeping with authentic Brazilian Churrasco, meaning that our new line of rotisserie grills will have a larger space between skewers, and skewer design and caapacites more closely aligned with Brazilian churrasco. In addition, our new design features an adjustable skewer blade length of between 17.7 and 23.6 inches, which is closely alligned with grill sizes in America.

NorCal Ovenworks 15 Skewer Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grill
NorCal Ovenworks 15 Skewer Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grill

NorCal Ovenworks 11 Skewer Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grill
NorCal Ovenworks 11 Skewer Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grill

NorCal Ovenworks 9 Skewer Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grill
NorCal Ovenworks 9 Skewer Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grill

Simple Skewer for NorCal Ovenworks Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills
Simple Skewer for NorCal Ovenworks Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills

Triple Skewer for NorCal Ovenworks Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills
Triple Skewer for NorCal Ovenworks Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills

3 Basket Grill Kit for NorCal Ovenworks Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills
3 Basket Grill Kit for NorCal Ovenworks Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills 

Chicken Liver Basket Grill for NorCal Ovenworks Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills
Chicken Liver Basket Grill for NorCal Ovenworks Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills

Multi-purpose Basket Grill for NorCal Ovenworks Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills
Multi-purpose Basket Grill for NorCal Ovenworks Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills
Fish Basket Grill for NorCal Ovenworks Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills
Fish Basket Grill for NorCal Ovenworks Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grills

NorCal Ovenworks Tabletop Skewer Holder
NorCal Ovenworks Tabletop Skewer Holder

Our wall mounted, built-in Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grill with gas infrared burners.
Our wall mounted, built-in Brazilian Churrasco Rotisserie Grill with gas infrared burners.

NorCal Ovenworks 30 Chicken Gas Rotisserie Roaster
NorCal Ovenworks 30 Chicken Gas Rotisserie Roaster

NorCal Ovenworks 20 Chicken Gas Rotisserie Roaster
NorCal Ovenworks 20 Chicken Gas Rotisserie Roaster

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Francis Mallman Inspired Armado

In Tierra De Fuegos and Mallman on Fire, Francis Mallman is seen using what he calls an Armado. Basically, it is a firebox base,firebox basket/ember guard, chapa, and grill. Francis Mallman had his made round. After looking at his for a couple of years, I decided that we should make one. Ours is square, but functionally identical.

First, an 18"X18" base, on 18" screw on legs.

Next, add an open basket to keep embers en, and the chapa or gill above the fire.

Here we have a chapa on top of the open basket. Anybody want pancakes, bacon, and eggs? How about some fried potatoes?

I suppose we could have continued with the griddle, but forget the bacon, let's change the menu to steak and eggs, or sausages and eggs. All on a NorCal Ovenworks Armado.

Argentine Grill Kit with Side Brasero in Pellham, NH.


Argentine Grill Kit with Side Brasero
Pellham, NH 2/17/2015
Brrrrrrrrrrrr!
I'm afraid that this particular customer needed to add a bit more wood to the brasero of his Argentine Grill kit, but it's too late now. I remember that nasty white stuff, I caught an edge on my skis once, and ended up sliding headfirst, on my back, down a mountain. The sliding wasn't too bad, but the snow getting jammed down the open collar of my snow suit made me yell! I needed a mug of beer to recover.









Saturday, February 7, 2015

Gaucho Grill in Blacksburg, VA

One of the most enjoyable parts of my job as NorCal Ovenworks Grill Engineer is meeting new friends, and working with them to achieve their individual dream. Francisco "Kiko" Azevado is the proprietor of the upcoming Gaucho Grill, in Blacksburg, VA. He asked for a multi-purpose grill that he could use for meats, vegetables, and also skewered items. The design is mostly his, as to function, we provided the manufacturing expertise.

Kiko Azevado in front of his new Uruguayan Grill in Blacksburg, VA.
Here is Kiko in front of his new grill!





Exhibition Cooking using a NorCal Ovenworks Grill.
Note the nice exhibition kitchen, where everyone can see their dinner cooking.




NorCal NSF Approved Exhibition Grill in Blacksburg, VA.
Is anyone hungry yet?




The Brasero, or Ember Maker is the heart of Argentine cooking.

That box, the brasero, is the heart of the grill. The whole secret to Latin American cooking is cooking over embers. It really is that simple.