Grilling season is officially upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited! We’re firing up the barbie for one smokin’ hot summer, and we’d love for you to join us! Can’t make it to McCray’s today? We’re sharing our top grilling tips for cooking at home! After all, with summer just getting started, there’s plenty of time to master the grill and get delicious dinners on the table.


Why We Love Grilling


Grilling combines two of America’s favorite passions: great food and the great outdoors.

And even though there can only be one true Grill master, grilling is a group activity that tends to draw people in. Friends and family congregate around food and fire, drawn by the aroma or just to “see how it’s coming.” But the act of grilling is only a means to a delicious end. The result is hot, seared food rich with flavor and texture that can only come from the elements of smoke and fire. Want to recreate the perfect sear at home? Check out our top tips for grilling below.


Chef Tips for Grilling

Meat gets its delicious flavor from the golden brown sear that comes from high heat. To achieve the perfect sear, start by patting the meat with paper towels to dry it. The less moisture there is to evaporate from the surface, the easier it will be to brown the cut. Flip cuts of meat frequently to promote even cooking and avoid burning one side. The exception to this rule? If you’re cooking burgers, aim to flip just once or twice to lock in juices. Leave some space between items on the grill so there’s room for the steam and heat to rise around the edges. This will promote an even cook and keep edges crispy. 


Grilled Entrees at McCray’s

Craving your favorite grilled food without the time or cleanup? The McCray’s Tavern East Cobb menu features a wide selection of grilled entrees, including ½ lb prime beef, chicken, and Impossible burgers. Expertly seasoned and seared to perfection, these burgers are piled high with unique toppings and fresh ingredients. If you’re not in the mood for a burger, try our Woodfire Grill Prime NY Strip for a taste of true steakhouse grill mastery. Stoked with South Carolina white Oak wood, it imparts the smoky, fiery flavor of summer.  


Visit Our East Cobb Tavern for Fire-Grilled Goodness! 

Summer is the perfect time of year to get outside and gather around the grill, but when you’re looking for next-level grilled food at your favorite East Cobb local restaurant, McCray’s Tavern is the place to go. You can smell the woodfire from the parking lot, and it promises to deliver an out-of-this-world flavor that only comes from a master griller. Perfect your grilling game this year, or join us for lunch, brunch, and dinner all week long. We’ll save you a spot on the patio!