The Grillin’ Fools are:
- Guys that live in and around the St. Louis area
- Backyard BBQ guys who just happen to have cameras and a website
- Beyond passionate about cooking anything and everything outside – some might call us fools
- Dedicated to teaching others how to grill by showing them step by step, picture by picture instructions to make amazing meals on the grill without repeating the countless mistakes we’ve made
- Ardent believers in giving back
The Grillin’ Fools are not:
- Formally trained chefs although Tom has taken a few classes and the three of us have taught grilling classes
- Restaurant owners – we’ve never owned a restaurant and never will
- Caterers – Please don’t ask us to cater your next graduation/birthday/retirement/etc party
- Competition Grillers. We just don’t have the time or the inclination although we do host our own Charity BBQ Competition strictly limited to backyard guys.
- As a group, married to any individual grill manufacturer or fuel source (gas, lump charcoal or briquettes), although each of us has our own preferences for grills and fuel sources
- Most of all, we aren’t beholden to the “accepted” or “traditional” grilling methods. We constantly challenge convention and do what we can to improve on the tried and “true”
Scott Thomas, the Original Grillin’ Fool, was sent off to college 22 years ago with a suitcase and a grill where he overcooked, undercooked and burned every piece of meat he could find. After thousands of failures, and quite a few successes, nearly two decades later he started a website to show step by step, picture by picture, foolproof instructions on how to make great things out of doors so that others don’t have to repeat the mistakes he’s made on the grill.
Continually challenging the traditional “rules” and “standards” of BBQ, Scott will grill anything from lettuce and leeks to brisket and bread. He has written feature articles for both St. Louis and Feast Magazines, been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and appeared on countless television and radio spots in his hometown of St. Louis. He is recognized nationally as one of the Char-Broil All-Star Bloggers and writes for Sears at GrillingIsHappiness.com.
Scott is a husband and father of three, residing in St. Louis home of the rib of the same name and the birthplace of the pork steak. When not blogging he works in IT as a defense contractor for the Veterans Administration.
Scott’s two main grills: Char-Broil TRU Infrared and a Kamado style grill he is not real happy with so he is in the market for its replacement.
Scott’s favorite things to grill: a whole hog, followed by a wonderfully cross hatched steak and baby back ribs
Scott’s biggest mistake on the grill: Trying to grill melon!
Greg Thomas‘ Bio coming soon…
Tom Jones’ Bio coming soon…