Hey there amigos and welcome to my humble little blog.  You’re most likely wondering what this blog is going to be all about.  Well, you and me both!  Haha.  Just kidding.  I have somewhat of an idea…

Like many of you, I absolutely love to grill.  Honestly, grilling has to be my favorite cooking technique.  The main reason is probably because of the versatility that grilling brings to the table.  Grilling meat over an open fire is perhaps one of the oldest cooking methods in the world.

In my time on this earth I have developed some amazing recipes.  Well, at least I believe that statement to be true.  Some of my friends have even told me that I should try my hand at opening a restaurant.  To which I have replied, “No thank you.”  Honestly, I don’t even want to mess around with the headaches.  Not to mention going into so much debt all with the hope that I would be one of the lucky few restaurant owners that makes it past 4 years in business.

Restaurants have such a high failure rate.  And, for the most part, low margins, especially today.  Diners are so price sensitive that it is difficult to be profitable once you consider all the overhead associated with operating a restaurant.  It’s kind of ironic, but some of the best moneymakers in the restaurant industry are actually drinks/beverage sales.  Food gets people in the doors, and drinks are heavily relied upon for profitability.  I’m not doubling down on beverages as being the key to my success.

Maybe one day I will considering catering for events.  Seems to be a much better model in my mind.  Those using caterers are generally the type who don’t balk at pricing.  They want to impress their guests and are willing to spend the money to do so.  I could see myself running the grill at a big corporate event, or maybe a wedding.  People are excited to be at such things and those responsible for footing the bill have allocated the appropriate financials for the event.

It’s my hope to share some of my personal favorite recipes that I have found over my years.  I’ll figure out the rest as I go.  You can even help me with a direction to this blog if you want to send your comments over to admin@ajiacogrill.com.

Bare with me as I get this baby off the ground.  I’m not sure how long it will take me to get things headed in the right direction.  I’m going to try my best to be consistent, but I’m also a realist and know that family comes first.  This blog is just intended to be a virtual diary of sorts.  A place where I can unwind from the happenings of the day.  Pretty sure that those of you with small children know exactly what I’m referring to here.  There’s many sayings when it comes to children, but my favorite has to be this:  “The days are long, but the years are short.”  Try getting things done around the house when your toddler is awake and actively trying to climb your kitchen countertops and you’ll know why it’s better to wait until nap time.

Well, that’s probably enough rambling for now.  Check back later (and often) for new content.  Adiós.

-Pedro A.