Dinner with a side of open-road danger

Looking for a way to make a statement when you throw something on the grill? The Road Kill Griddle will add not only tire tracks (of course), but a very classy label: 'Road Kill'.

Thursday Bram
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The Road Kill Griddle Road Kill Griddle

Sometimes you just have to amp a meal up a notch, especially when you have company. You could go for something spicy, or pull out the stops on dessert. Or you could just brand your meat as road kill.

The Road Kill Griddle makes it easy to add tire tracks to your dinner, as well as the words 'road kill' in capital letters. The griddle is impressively easy to use: when you light your grill, you just place your griddle on the grate immediately. It heats up, along with the rest of the grill. You simply cook your meat on top of the Road Kill Griddle. The Road Kill Griddle Web site says that it works equally well with gas or charcoal, but suggests heating the griddle to 500 degrees for best results. The griddle has been used successfully to make pancakes, also. You'll need to improvise a handle if you want to flip your flapjacks, though.

The Road Kill Griddle is priced at $24.95, although you can also buy it as part of a Road Kill Emergency Kit for $55. The Emergency Kit includes the griddle, a T-shirt, a spice mix, and a set of safety cones.