At last! Good hardwood charcoal is Pittsburgh!!!
Another BBQ post…
Pittsburghers rejoice! GFS Marketplace in Robinson Town Center (next to Costco) is carrying the USA-made version of Royal Oak brand hardwood lump charcoal! Royal Oak is rated "highly recommeded" by the charcoal guru the Nakedwhiz.
I have not been able to find half-way decent hardwood charcoal in Pittsburgh anywhere till now. All that we could get here is Kingsford (no thanks) and Cowboy (burns too hot for me, but OK for grilling – not smoking). I was actually mail-ordering charcoal, which I think is ridiculous.
Everyone run out to GFS and buy the Royal Oak so that they continue to carry it. I bought three 20 lb bags yesterday to get me through the next couple of months.