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For Charcoal Grills, Sheds, and Stoves - Shop Local

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Cape and Massachusetts’ South Shore has unique, locally owned businesses. If you are considering a better way to heat your home this winter or a better way to grill this summer, remember the upcoming tax free weekend, and head to The Fireplace Showcase, a locally owned store in your neighborhood.

Shop local on August 11 and 12 during Massachusetts’ tax free weekend. Wood stoves, gas fireplace inserts, and pellet stove inserts are a more beautiful way to heat your home, they are more effective too. Shop now, avoid the rush, and make your purchase on tax free weekend.

Do you want a shed to keep your tools organized? Garden sheds are the perfect place to host your yard equipment, kids toys or household tools.

The Big Green Egg Charcoal grill and all the grill accessories is the perfect grill for your backyard, either as a standalone grill or to accompany a gas grill. If you have been thinking about buying a new charcoal grill, the tax free weekend is the perfect occasion.

On the tax free weekend, support your local stores.  Local shopping promotes independent businesses. But local business will also provide you better customer service

If you are in the market for charcoal grills, sheds or stoves, contact The Fireplace Showcase.

A New Charcoal Grill and a Great Recipe for Father's Day

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 14, 2012

Make this Father’s Day special. Buy your dad or husband a new charcoal grill and all the ingredients for great grilled Father’s Day meal!

Ceramic charcoal grills like the Big Green Egg bring out the grilled flavor in any food. Grilling over hard wood charcoal makes every meal delicious. But best of all, they are so easy to light, use and maintain.

Already have a gas grill? No problem! Having both a gas and charcoal grill allows you to be twice as creative with your grilling.

Happy Father’s Day from The Fireplace Showcase. Come on in and check out our charcoal grill selection and enjoy the recipe.

Jalapeno Ribs


  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3-1/2 to 4 pounds pork spareribs
Jalapeno BBQ sauce:
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules

In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; rub onto both sides of ribs. Place ribs, meat side up, on a rack in a foil-lined roasting pan. Bake in a  grill or oven at 325° for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until tender.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine sauce ingredients; simmer, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes or until thickened.
Grill ribs, uncovered, over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until browned, basting with sauce and turning several times. Reheat remaining sauce and serve with ribs.

Recipe from Taste of Home

The Best Charcoal Grill is Called The Big Green Egg

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 22, 2012

We are full speed ahead into spring, and the weather means it is time to roll out the grill. But how many you went to roll out the grill and your grill was missing a wheel. Perhaps you rolled out the grill and you left a trail of rust flakes. Or perhaps, you didn’t roll it out at all for fear of disturbing the family of critters that has made your old grill their new home.

If you are in the market for a new grill, consider the Big Green Egg. This is the best of charcoal grills, but don’t panic, forget what you think you know about charcoal grilling when it comes to The Big Green Egg. The Big Green Egg is a grill that is different than your traditional charcoal grill. Built like a ceramic cooker so this grill is easy to use because of its heat retention.  The secret to charcoal grilling is in the grill’s ability to retain heat: heat retention means flavor and aroma retention.

Roast, bake, slow cook, smoke, or sear on the Big Green Egg. Besides being a grill, it can also be used as an oven which can cook homemade pizza or bread. For the perfect  backyard grilling experience, come see the Big Green Egg at Fireplace Showcase.