I wish I could use my grill every day. I am a total junkie for food cooked on a grill, but it just isn’t practical for me to fire it up often. You see, I won’t buy a gas grill. My problem isn’t that I’m a propane shy girly-girl, but that I flat out love the authentic, smoky flavor imparted by charcoal grilling. Seeing as there is only myself to feed, I can’t justify the use of charcoal for a single steak, or two hot dogs. I suppose I could make a big batch of food for the week, but even the juiciest of burgers will seem tired after 3 days in a refrigerator. Short of trolling the neighborhood sniffing for cookouts (don’t think I haven’t thought about it), I have to save my grilling for times when I have company coming over to eat, or when I just get so downright ravenous for a rib-eye that I can’t stand it. I’m sure my guests have often wondered at the bloodthirsty glint in my eye as I wield my barbecue fork like a longsword, but that’s just part and parcel of being a friend of mine. In the end I have to say simply, “ain’t no shame in my game,” and dig in!
– Tiffany Blaire
HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.