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July 3, 2013 at 6:00 AM

8 tips for summer grilling

File photo by John Lok/The Seattle Times

File photo by John Lok/The Seattle Times

You get the hamburgers and hot dogs. We’ll grill the experts. Here are tips from recent barbecuing and grilling books that should help make your Fourth of July meals a flaming (or, er, glowing) success:

Clean machine: Most experts stress the importance of maintaining clean, lightly oiled grill grates. The editors of Bon Appetit go beyond that in “The Grilling Book” ($45, Andrews McMeel), suggesting using a toothpick to make sure all burner holes on a gas grill are clear of debris. “If the burner holes are clogged, the flame will be low or nonexistent and heat levels will drop dramatically.”

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May 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM

BBQ legend Pecos Pit expands: First Red Robin site, then the world?

Deb Wise file photo by Barry Wong/The Seattle Times The man who made Red Robin a national chain has plans for local legend Pecos Pit. Barbecue queen Debra Wise will continue to own and operate the flagship branch of Pecos, long ranked among the city’s best barbecue, at the low-rent SoDo shack that’s drawn steady lines for…

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