Growing up I wasn’t huge on travel and I was a picky eater. As I’ve gotten older those two things have given way to heavy travel and a food blog. This means in order for me to keep my sanity, some of my home routine needs to travel with me.
By routine, I mean things like working out and making a few meals here and there. The TownePlace Suites by Marriott help me keep both. Each room is a suite and every suite comes with a full-size kitchen. Along with that, each location has a gas grill on site. For someone like me who grills more than he cooks, this is the next best thing to having a gym on site.
Three weeks ago Naomi and I went to Nashville to celebrate TownePlace Suites 21st birthday. While we were there, we did as people do when visiting Nashville – we ate tons of BBQ, visited museums, toured the city and grilled.
I never met a grill I didn’t like, so after a few meal eating out, I gave TownePlace Suites’ Something Borrowed a go and cooked up a ribeye. They had everything I needed, from spices to tools. All I needed to bring was the meat and a little know-how.
Less than 20 minutes later I had my dinner – no reservations needed, no long waits and I had the best seat in the house – right next to Naomi. We ate in bed and watched TV. Home routine plus travel routine of eating in bed makes trips like this that much better.
- 1 ribeye steak
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon Weber Carne Asada seasoning
- 10-12 asparagus stalks
- Olive oil
- Preparation: Heat gas grill on high for 10 minutes with lid closed. Next open lid and turn down heat to medium (to drop the temperature) and let stand for another 5 minutes.
- In the meantime, season ribeye with half of the seasonings on one side. Flip the ribeye and season with the remaining half; set aside. Toss asparagus in olive oil and sprinkle on salt and pepper.