Top 5 Barbecue Tips for Grilling in Pittsburgh

Looking to do some grilling in Pittsburgh this summer? Shults Ford South is providing you with its top 5 barbecue tips to make your cookout the envy of the neighborhood.

Tip 1: How to make picture-perfect burgers

You may have noticed while grilling in the past that your burgers puff up in the middle. Their rounded shape then makes it harder to keep toppings in place. Before you grille, use the back of a spoon to press down on the middle of the patties. After some time on the grill, they’ll be nice and flat.

Tip 2: Populate your skewers

Whether you’re making meat kabobs, veggie kabobs or a mix of both, don’t skimp on the ingredients. Make sure whatever ingredients you are using are nicely tucked together. If they touch, they’ll stay juicier longer. Just don’t cram them into each other.

Tip 3: Oil your veggies

Are your veggies drying out and sticking on the grill? Lightly coat them with olive oil before grilling them. This is particularly useful for bell peppers, onion slices, sliced squash and asparagus.

Tip 4: Be gentle with the rub

Rubbing seasoning into the meat before it goes on the grill is a great way to add flavor. However, make sure not to overdo it. You should apply the rub gently. If you do it too hard, it can damage the meat fibers and ruin the texture — not to mention over-season the food.

Tip 5: How to tell when chicken is ready

You should never undercook chicken, especially when grilling it for your friends and family. To check if it is ready, take one of the thickest pieces from the grille and look at the color of the meat near the bone or at the center. If it is still pink, it’s not yet done. Better yet, use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature reaches at least 175 degrees.

Next time you host a barbecue, think of your friends at Shults Ford South! We’re not saying you need to invite us or anything, but maybe bring some leftovers to the showroom if you have any.

tips for grilling

How to Use Your Tax Refund at Shults

If you are expecting to receive a tax refund this year, you might be planning out how you will spend the money. Paying off debt or starting an emergency fund is a great use of your windfall, especially for young adults just getting started in the real world. Buying new appliances and other essentials are also excellent choices. If you rely on your vehicle, you can also use your tax refund to get more out of it.

  1. Save for a Down Payment: Have you been enviously begrudging your friends and family for upgrading their cars? Does your current vehicle still have a cassette player? Make 2020 the year you finally upgrade your ride. Set aside some of your tax refund money to put a down payment on a new Ford at Shults.
  2. Car Repairs: If our service advisors have suggested a repair or preventative maintenance that you said you’d take care of at a later date, the time has finally come. Now that you have some extra funds, protect your investment by ensuring your vehicle is up-to-date on routine maintenance and in excellent working condition.
  3. Accessories: Shults Ford South offers a number of customization options that are specially made for your Ford car, truck, or SUV. Add a bike rack, remote start, or a tool box with ease by consulting with our parts department.

No matter how you choose to spend your tax refund, Shults Ford South can help you make your money go farther when it comes to your vehicle.

How to use your tax refund

Pittsburgh’s Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants

Whether you’re fulfilling a New Year’s resolution or simply wanting to turn over a new leaf ahead of spring, going vegetarian or vegan can yield some great results for your health. Taking up a new lifestyle is easy in the Steel City, which is home to several great restaurants that specialize in meatless fare. Here are some of Pittsburgh’s best vegetarian and vegan restaurants to consider this spring.

Onion Maiden

Onion Maiden specializes in vegetable-based Asian and American comfort foods with a punk-rock, heavy-metal twist. Even if you don’t get the allusions to music and pop culture, you’ll love staples like the Kale ’Em All, Bunn O))), and Aqua Poutine Hunger Force. One of the best things on the menu may very well be the Kimmy Gibbler, a vegan dog topped with house-made kimchi, Korean mayonnaise, and fried onion.

Milky Way

Milky Way is a Kosher and vegetarian pizzeria that offers up healthy takes on classic pizzas. The specialty pizzas alone are well worth checking out — try the Veggie Cheeseburger, Mediterranean, or Spinach Eggplant and see that you don’t want second. But there’s soe much more worth trying at Milky Way, including its “Kicked Up” veggie burgers, entrees like eggplant parmesan and tuna melts, and a range of paninis and sandwiches.

B52

Open everyday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., B52 is a charming café that offers up a bevy of delish dishes. From thick-cut toast topped with cashew cheese or avocado to latkes to baba ghanouj, you’ll have no trouble sating your appetite at B52. It’s also a great place to get your morning coffee or tea, and it serves up unique house-made sodas like blood orange basil and strawberry fennel. These are just some of the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Pittsburgh, but there’s one place you need to go if you’re looking for a new Ford: Shults. Visit Shults Ford South and we’ll introduce you to the latest vehicles Ford has to offer.

Pittsburgh’s best vegetarian and vegan restaurants