WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - It's Labor Day and everyone has one thing on their mind.
"We're cooking it up," said West Lafayette resident Lolly Suarez.
Whether you're sticking with tradition, or spicing things up a bit, we had to know: how can you make sure you don't make any mi"steaks" on the grill?
We went to the expert at Mr. Darryl's BBQ, Mr. Darryl Richardson himself.
"First of all, you pick out the meat of choice and then you go from there," said Richardson. "You have to make sure that meat is clean and it smells with no odor. No odor."
After that, it's all about taste preference. Richardson said making that brat"worst" a little better, is as simple as choosing between a rub and a seasoning.
"A rub is way more intense," said Richardson. "It's got a lot more intense flavor, you know what I'm saying? A seasoning is just real light."
As the smells start to swirl in the air, Richardson said the hard part begins. The wait.
"You have to have patience when you barbeque," said Richardson. "A lot of people don't like to barbeque, because they don't have the patience. But if I can do it anybody can do it, believe me."
If your idea of the perfect cookout is not having to cook? Richardson said there is one thing you can do.
"The best idea? Come see Mr. Darryl," said Richardson. "He'll take care of you, I promise."
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