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Happy Hour | Unwind at Shooter's Wood Fire Grill

June 25, 2013
After spending what seems to be countless hours at the gridiron you more commonly know as work, it is nice to have a place to go where the worries and stress of the day can be checked at the door while you unwind in the company of great friends and good conversation. If you are asking yourself “where does this place exist”, the answer is Happy Hour at Shooters Wood Fire Grill!

Happy Hour is a time proven tradition that has evolved into a place of refuge for the eight to fivers and beyond for generations. A place where cultures collide in a harmonious manner, friendships are made, and stress is relived. Shooters Wood Fire Grill's Happy Hour doesn't just provide you with get discounted food and drinks, but it also provides an atmosphere where you can create lasting memories and friendships.

An Opportunity to Socialize

Happy Hour creates and opportunity to spend time with friends as well as meet new people. It gives the blue and white collared workers the chance to get to know one another and bond over similar likes and dislikes. Socializing during Happy Hour is also a great way to work on your personal and professional communication skill. One moment you may be talking with an average Joe and the next you're sharing jokes with a corporate executive. Countless lifelong friendships have been created during Happy Hour all across the United States.

Mixing up your Week

Tired of the same routine everyday: work, home, dinner, TV, bed, and repeat. Happy Hour is a great way to break the cycle of monotony. Shooters Wood Fire Grill offers you the chance to relax and enjoy delicious food and beverages, with old and new friends, in an open and friendly environment. It has been proven that your self-esteem and your ability to make and maintain personal relationships can benefit by incorporating stimulating activities, like Happy Hour, within your daily routine. Being able to relax in a friendly environment with others, just like yourself, will keep you both mentally and physically in check.
Benefiting Your Career

While at work you often don't get the chance to see the true identities of most of your coworkers, and even at company outings or retreats people have a tendency to remain in a work minded manner. Spending time with coworkers outside of the office atmosphere allows people to become better acquainted and provides an opportunity to learn more about each other personally and professionally without burning up company time.

If you are looking to unwind and need a place to enjoy Happy Hour with your friends, come down to Shooters Wood Fire Grill for great Happy Hour specials from 4pm to 6pm or 9 pm to 11pm. Our exceptional service, delicious food, and family friendly atmosphere make Shooters Wood Fire Grill a local favorite among Rapid City restaurants.

Wood Fire Grilling - The Taste of Tradition

June 11, 2013
Wood Fire Grilling Vs. Propane Grilling

In an ever continuing battle between tradition and technology, the newest technology usually wins out, but does this also apply to grilling? We here at Shooters Wood Fire and Grill, honor the sacred tradition of wood fire grilling with a modern day twist at our Rapid City restaurant. However you may be curious on how wood fire grilling compares to more modern day cooking techniques like propane grilling, so we are here to break it down for you.

Wood Fire Grilling

Wood Fire Grilling is by far one of the earliest forms of food preparation, dating back thousands of years. In essence wood fire grilling relies on burning wood chips to prepare food. The common misconception behind wood fire burning is that the food is prepared over an actual flame; in reality the chef creates his or her own charcoals from burned wood, which he or she will cook with. As you may be able to tell, this form of food preparation requires immense patience, time and skill from the chef.

So what are the benefits of wood fire grilling? The flavor that you are able to achieve using this method is impossible to duplicate. The hint of smoke and the addition of a slight woody flavor allow for the meats natural flavors to emerge, essentially eliminating the need for heavy sauces or seasonings.

This traditional way of cooking allows for the chef, along with the consumer to travel back to a more rustic era were true skill was needed to prepare the perfect streak. The heat that a wood fire grill creates can range from 400-600 degrees, with the ability of going up to 1000 degrees if necessary. The ability that this gives the chef to cook at a multitude of temperatures, allows for a variety of culinary options.


As you can imagine there are the added elements of time and maintenance associated with a wood fire grill that you may not encounter with a propane grill, but the "unmisteakable" wood flavor that you are able to achieve more than makes up for the investment.

Propane Grills

Propane grills have inhabited backyards, campsites, and restaurants throughout the United States since the late 1950's. Propane grills generate their heat from a propane bottle that slowly releases propane through a burner, which is then turned into a flame once it is sparked. Food is prepared over the flame on a metal grate, allowing the food to cook from the bottom up.

The ease and affordability of the gas grill has been the main accelerator behind its success. With the price of propane tanks being roughly $20, and their ability to last long periods of time, propane grills provide you with an affordable grilling option.

Some issues that arise from propane grilling can over shadow the ease and convenience of the process. The most common issue that arises is flavor. Avid propane users agree that propane allows for meats to maintain their natural flavor, while skeptics believe that propane grills leave an undesirable gas flavor behind.

So you may be asking who wins, the traditional wood fire grill or the technologically advanced propane grill? Since the decision is solely up to the preferences of the individual, there can be no clear winner of this battle between traditions vs. technology. However, we know where our allegiance lies!

If you are interested in trying the best wood fire grilled food in town, consider the top choice among Rapid City restaurants, Shooters Wood Fire Grill. Our exceptional service, delicious food, and family friendly atmosphere make Shooters Wood Fire Grill a local favorite among Rapid City restaurants.

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