A little while back I was visiting my brother in Houston and we went to a steakhouse called Houston’s. While we were waiting for a table I took this 10 minute video of the chefs working the grill and prepping the food.
These guys were serious pros, and it’s cool to watch, but you should have smelled the food! Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
Anyway, at times when you watch the video it looks like the speed of the video has been altered. I assure you, this is real time and those guys are actually moving that fast! They had a serious assembly line going and these guys were a real team.
A few things that were interesting to note:
- The guy on the grill has a huge mop and a bucket of BBQ sauce. When he puts the sauce on the ribs it only takes one pass to get the entire rack!
- He keeps the flipper in a pan of oil. This helps keep the meat from sticking to the grill surface.
- This is a wood burning grill, not gas! He had to add some fuel occasionally to keep the heat just where he wanted it.
- He’s got a press that he uses to help sear both sides of the steak. You put it on the grill till it gets hot, then drop it on top of the meat to sear.
Oh, and at one point while we were standing there watching them (for about 30 minutes) the guy working the grill was cool enough to bring us a big basket of fries to munch on while we waited. Just a totally awesome experience.