Lion Premium Grills Newsletter – No. 60, September 2018
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of our monthly newsletter! We’ve hit September and the 60th edition of our monthly newsletter; thank you for taking the time to visit us whether it’s your first time here or if you’re a returning visitor. It’s unbelievable that we’ve already hit September of 2018; the prime months of the summer season are winding down but grilling, outdoor entertaining, etc. are still in full effect. School is back in session but that doesn’t mean that the grilling needs to stop, in fact, these warm nights are the perfect occasion for heading outdoors and firing up the grill. Again, thank you for checking out our product! Below you’ll find a rundown of what you can expect in this month’s issue.
This month we have quite a bit of content lined up. Starting things off, we have an in-depth before and after feature where we look at an outdoor patio before and after the addition of a beautiful island fully stocked with our grilling equipment. Following that we take a detailed look at our bar center — if you’re looking for the full outdoor entertaining experience, the bar center is an essential piece to add to your set-up. We also have an extensive piece on our 32″ BBQ grill where we break down some of the grill’s standout features. We also take a look at our door drawer combo, which we find to be an essential piece to any outdoor entertainment center / bbq island. Finally, for this month’s recipe, we have an office favorite — BBQ grilled oregano chicken, which is a delicious twist on a grilling classic. Again, thank you for visiting our newsletter! We hope you enjoy this month’s edition!
Lion Premium Grills: Upgrade Your Backyard!
One of our favorite newsletter features are backyard upgrades and transformations laid out in a step by step fashion. We always find it exciting to see a gradual transformation from before the installation to the end results; it clearly lays out just how much visual appeal our products have as well as the way it can basically define your entire outdoor set-up by acting as an eye-popping centerpiece. Not only will our grills and islands provide that “wow” factor but they are also crafted with the utmost precision and expertise, providing high end functionality in addition to sleek, beautiful design. We hope you enjoy our latest before and after feature below. Thank you!
As with any good before and after feature, we’re going to start out with an image of the prepped and empty patio before any outdoor kitchen / bbq island has been moved in. As such, there’s not much to say about this except that the designated spot looks to be absolutely perfect with foliage, plenty of shade, and space to comfortably traverse. The electrical box, gas line, and other assorted hook-ups are visible above which is essential if you’re running natural gas instead of liquid propane as your desired fuel choice. This spot will house a beautiful three piece island and custom fire pit.
Above we have the nearly finished outdoor kitchen / bbq island. Most of the remaining Lion components and accessories have been installed; you can see profile view of our beautiful BBQ grill, as well as the sideburner and sink. The patio style cover provides cover from the elements, as well as tons of shade making this particular set-up amazing for any weather or situation; all angles are covered! The countertop overhang provides the perfect amount of space for bar stools which makes this a great area to congregate and converse, eat, have drinks, etc.
More About Lion Double Doors
Our double access doors are constructed from 16 gauge 304 grade dual lined stainless steel. 304 grade is top of the line commercial grade stainless steel is known for it's ability to resist corrosion, rust, and weather damage. These sleek polished doors are adorned with a tasteful Lion crest and polished handles allowing for easy access. Compliment the rest of your Lion gear with only the finest in grilling accessories.
More About the Lion Bar Sink
Our bar sink, much like the rest of our accessories at Lion, is constrcuetd from the highest grade of commercial stainless steel; it measures 15" x 15" and features a 2" drain. Each faucet handle features a smooth range of motion for ease of use. The beautiful arched faucet adds a hefty amount of visual appeal. Again, we have form and function in perfect concert.
Capping things off is another view of the finished installation. The crown jewel would be our Lion L90000 40″ gas grill packing 90,000 total BTUs, dual lined 304 grade stainless steel construction, cast stainless burners, and 1030 sq. ft. of total grilling space. This luxury grill will allow almost limitless options when it comes to grilling (additional accessories allow you to utilize a smoker box, charcoal tray, and more). The shimmering sleekness of the grill and the rest of our accessories can be seen above. Visible in this picture is the eco friendly Lion refrigerator as well as an additional access door. This backyard has been completely transformed, with a complete outdoor kitchen hub adding a tremendous impact to the overall feel, look, and design of this particular backyard. We think it looks great!
Lion Premium Grills – Our Luxury Bar Center
As stated in the introduction to this month’s issue, our spotlight is going to be pointed at our beautiful 30″ Bar Center. One quick look is all you’ll need to see that this thing is absolutely stacked with a multitude of features and additions that will undoubtedly enhance your BBQ island and grilling experience tenfold.
First off, we will give an overview of the specifications and measurements of the Lion Premium Bar Center. The size of the unit is 30 inches by 25 1/2 inches and it weighs in at a hefty 58 pounds. This Bar Center — constructed from 16-gauge 304 brushed stainless steel — is a sight to see and will no doubt catch eyes at any gathering or event. It gets even better though, as the functionality of our Bar Center is unmatched and will greatly add to any BBQ island.
The Lion Premium Bar Center is a deluxe unit, containing a ton of features starting with the full service built-in bar sink. The faucet is tastefully designed and the stainless steel construction provides excellent durability. The horizontal built-in sliding access door contains extra drainage and storage space; it’s an invaluable component when hosting large parties, backyard BBQs, and so on. Topping off the counter features is the partitioned condiment tray which contains four separate compartments and is another excellent multi-functional accessory for hosting gatherings.
On the front end of the Bar Center you’ll see a built in towel rack as well as additional open storage areas; the uses are endless and it’s extremely easy to access, store and organize whatever you please (glasses, dishes, etc.). Topping it off, there is a bottle opener on the face of the unit, which no bar center would be complete without. The Lion Premium Bar Center really is an unmatched addition to your BBQ island and backyard.
Lion Premium Grills Featured Recipe: BBQ Grilled Oregano Chicken
Hello, welcome to our monthly featured recipe! Each and every month we showcase a delicious recipe that you can recreate to perfection on your Lion BBQ grill. For August we’re going to take a look at an absolutely mouthwatering recipe — grilled oregano chicken. The trick here is that we slow cook this over medium heat which leaves a beautiful char as well as maintaining a wonderfully juicy and moist chicken. The marinade adds stunning levels of flavor. This is a fan favorite around our office and we believe you’ll most likely love it just as much. Enjoy!
1 (3 1/2–4-pounds) chicken, halved lengthwise
10 oil-packed anchovy fillets (chop finely)
4 garlic cloves (grate finely)
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups green olives, plus 1/2 cup brine reserved
1/2 cup olive oil
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh oregano, plus leaves for serving
Vegetable oil (for grilling)
Tomatoes in Chile-Fennel Oil (tomatoes in just chile oil is fine as well)
To start things off, take your anchovies, olive oil, lemon juice, and the reserved olive brine and toss these ingredients in a medium sized bowl. After thoroughly mixing your ingredients, season the mix with kosher salt and pepper. Take half of the mixture and separate it into a large resealable bag. Add the chopped oregano and onion to the bagged mixture. Refrigerate the remaining anchovie mix.
Take your chicken and season it with the salt and pepper. After seasoning, take the chicken and add it to the bag with the anchovie, oregano, and onion mixture. Lightly toss to coat the chicken. Marinate the chicken for anywhere from four to twelve hours.
Once you’re ready, prep your grill by turning it on and setting it to roughly medium heat. Prior to this, grease the grates with vegetable oil to prevent any sticking. Once you’re ready, take your marinated chicken out of the bag; let any excessive marinade drip back into the bag (this is all personal preference). Start skin side up and grill the chicken for thirty to forty-five minutes. During this period of time, turn the chicken occasionally. You’ll notice a beautiful char the chicken once it’s done. Please make sure that it’s cooked completely through.
Take the separated anchovie mixture that you placed in the bowl and add some olives to the mix; crush them roughly into the mix and add your lemon zest. Take your tomatoes in chile oil and ladle onto plate; place your chicken on top and add your anchovie and olive mixture to your desired preference with oregano leaves to garnish.
I grew sick of paying for the ability to “shop” at some of these “value driven” big retail stores/clubs. A lot of the products were of lesser quality and the saving weren’t great. When deciding on a new gas bbq grill, I went ahead and ordered the Lion bbq grill and this product has shown to be far superior to what I owned previously. The grill is just gorgeous, it’s versatile, and it cooks extremely well as far as it heats up evenly, provides a nice sear and so on. Amazing product! Gregory J. - Phoenix, AZ
Lion Premium Grills: Taking a Look at Our Door & Drawer Combo
This month we are going to take a look at one of our most popular accessories — the Lion Premium Grills Door and Drawer Combo. Below we’ll delve into what makes this such a vital piece to any outdoor kitchen / bbq island set-up. Simply put, it’s extremely durable, sleekly designed, and greatly expands the functionality of any outdoor kitchen.
First off, our door and double drawer combo unit is constructed from dual lined 304 grade 16 gauge stainless steel. We continuously hone in on this fact, but it is one of the most important points that we like to stress about our products. It is the highest grade of commercial stainless steel, it is durable and resistant to rust, it looks impressive to the eye, and is anything actually more important than the very material that the product is constructed from? Lower grades of stainless steel are flimsy, will rust, and are susceptible to bending, warping, and other types of damage. Simply put, the difference in quality is immediately noticeable — there are no two ways about it. We take the utmost pride in the providing the user with only the best quality available.
Second, the functionality of this unit can not be stressed enough. The access door features a towel rack and the double drawers contain more than enough space to store any multitude of cooking accessories, tools, etc. The door has a magnetic latch to prevent any unwanted opening/door swinging, etc. The drawers featured polished handles. As you can see, the double drawer combo unit also looks beautiful; the 16 gauge stainless steel shines and shimmers, the handles are tastefully placed, and the door is adorned with a subtle Lion logo. This unit definitely pops visually speaking. As was mentioned previously, this is one of our most popular upgrades; the drawer access is a very big deal and provides a ton of added convenience and functionality.
The 40 inch grill has been a treat so far. It heats up very fast and I’m able to sear food on here very nicely. It looks very nice and so far it is cooking very well. This grill is leaps and bounds ahead of my old unit, plus it fits perfectly in the island I had made some years back. I recommend this grill highly. Bill Macon - Duluth, GA