This article originally appeared in the Info Edmonton Summer Guide 2021.
For many people, barbecuing and outdoor grilling are synonymous with summer. But what do you do if you don’t have the space or money for a permanent setup—or you want to enjoy your spoils in a more remote location?
Last summer, RGE RD Butchery found an answer: a portable, lightweight eco-barbecue. “Having these eco-grills available, barbecuing becomes much more accessible and hopefully less intimidating,” said Caitlin Fulton, director of operations for RGE RD and The Butchery. “Also the fact that you can now have tasty, hot food almost anywhere is a game changer! I hope that eating well becomes synonymous with being active, enjoying the great outdoors, exploring more of Edmonton and Alberta’s back roads, and, of course, ‘eating off the beaten path’—our RGE RD tagline.”
Made from all-natural materials, including bamboo, cardboard, and charcoal, the one-time-use grill from CasusGrill Canada is biodegradable. It heats up in five minutes and provides over an hour of cooking time, making it perfect for hikes, picnics, backyard gatherings, camping, and more. And according to the RGE RD team, the “more” can even include small-space urban cooking.
“We gave it a go out in the back alley when our shop was still under construction and loved the fact that it legitimately cooked,” shared Caitlin. “Once we tried it, we thought that it would be such a great value to add to all our products in the Butchery, especially with the fact that, with COVID, everyone is being encouraged to spend time outdoors.”
You can pick up your own CasusGrill in-store from The Butchery by RGE RD, currently the only shop in the city that stocks it. They also carry fresh cuts, hot dogs, burger kits, and charcuterie to make that summer event complete. || 12229-107 Ave., 780-443-0000. thebutcheryyeg.ca