Big-name New York butcher Pat LaFrieda and his father, Pat LaFrieda, Sr., agree which cooking method -- gas vs. charcoal -- is best when cooking for a crowd. "I have a side, and I can tell you mine’s gas," said Pat LaFrieda, Jr. "I know foodies are going to be saying, 'No way! Charcoal is the best!' And yes, I agree, if you have the time. But we’re working 18-hour days here, so no, we don’t have time to be lumping charcoal around and waiting for it to heat up."

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