Behold the latest object of our affection - the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker. Inspired by the amazing barbecue we had on our road trip, we decided that we had to have a smoker. Initially we considered purchasing an electric version since they're reliable and ultra simple to operate. But that seemed boring. What fun is cooking with smoke if there's no fire?
We are definitely in love with this little guy. The first day we had it, we did a trial run. We smoked some tomatoes and some portobello mushrooms. They came out great, but the real star of the show was a piece of flank steak we got from Brandt Beef at the PB farmers market: