If Life Is A Bowl Of Cherries, Then Why Are We In The Pits…

Why Not!?

We Love Being In The Pits! The people, the aroma, the comradery gathered around a blazing fire pit. This is our happiest place.

Life is busy and chaotic, so it’s no wonder we are all flocking to places and spaces that bring us solace. One of the hottest lifestyle trends, according to statistics, is outdoor living.

Consumers Want to Make Outdoor Living Spaces More Relaxing

With temperatures heating up, so is outdoor living. Backyards are turning into entertaining spaces (83 percent), outdoor eating spaces (73 percent) and outdoor living rooms (53 percent). To make this possible, homeowners are incorporating features like patios and decks (83 percent), BBQs (48 percent), fire pits (48 percent), sound systems (19 percent) and outdoor kitchens (14 percent). For evening entertaining, seven in ten homeowners are installing lights to illuminate their hardscape.
~ According to Houzz Survey

Outdoor products have revolutionized the way we create multi-functional outdoor living areas.  Now every space; big, small, odd, or deemed unusable can be transformed into a relaxing oasis.

  Fire Pits & Outdoor Fireplaces Are Heating Up

Nature’s Rx | One of the Hottest Growing Trends for 2018 Outdoor Living are Fire Features.

People are longing for the great outdoors all year long.  The warmth of a fire feature allows us to extend the seasons; now we get to spend more time outside.  And let’s face it, is there anything more enjoyable than spending time with friends and family gathered around a blazing fire?

Outdoor fire pits and fireplaces have become the focal point of outdoor entertaining.  While an outdoor fireplace is great, it’s not an option for everyone.  A fire pit, however, comes in different shapes, sizes, styles; gas & wood, so whether you have a tiny abode or a palatial palace, there’s something to fit everyone’s space and taste.  There’s nothing like a blazing bowl of fire to make a heart go pitter patter.

BIG, SMALL, ODD, TALL  |  WE CAN BUILD IT ALL

We live for the thrill of the Blaze, so when our customers request a customized fire solution, the answer is always YES, YES, YES.  Whether it’s a completely custom fire pit or a custom masonry base with one of our beautiful handcrafted fire bowls dropped in, or an entire outdoor kitchen, we make it happen.

In Our O’Piñon…

Premium Kiln-Dried Piñon Firewood | Aromatic. Clean Burning.

Mosquitos Beware!

Piñon wood is a dense, slow-growing hardwood pine found in the mountains of the southwest United States.  It’s a thrill for the senses and it’s a natural mosquito repellent.

Oooh, That Smell!

You really get the full benefit of the sweet smoky pine fragrance of the pinon wood when you use it outdoors.

Greatest Blaze Kiln-Dried Piñon Firewood (Pinus edulis) keeps an active flame, produces good heat and burns brilliantly with other woods.  Piñon, pronounced “pin-yon” is grown primarily in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona have a distinct aromatic smell that is very pleasant. The product is sourced from the state of New Mexico and is federally approved supplier, all of which have sound forest management models and plans in place.  Our product is produced by Alamo Navajo tribe members.

You really get the full benefit of the sweet smoky pine fragrance of the pinon firewood when you use it outdoors.  Mix it with premium kiln-dried firewood.  It’s a thrill for the senses.

+ Try It, You’ll Like It!  But That’s Just Our O’Piñon

We sell our Premium Kiln-Dried Piñon Firewood in ½ “face” cords or “Bundles” as well as our Exclusive Piñon Torch. Piñon Pairs Well With The Outdoors. If You Try It, Let Us Know How You Like It.

Greatest Blaze + The Darien Butcher Shop

Greatest Blaze & Co. Enters into Strategic Partnership with The Darien Butcher Shop – Announce Plans to Expand in Fairfield County!

Greenwich, CT — Greatest Blaze & Co., the Greenwich-based lifestyle and premium firewood company, and Darien, CT-based butcher shop and market, The Darien Butcher Shop, are pleased to announce that they are joining forces to expand market share in Fairfield County. As part of the arrangement, Greatest Blaze & Co. will provide premium cooking and fire woods, Blazin’ Torches, home accessories, and other hard goods for sale at the market. The Darien Butcher Shop will provide event hosting, butchery classes, catering services, and the best premium beef in Darien, for Greatest Blaze & Co. burgeoning events business.

“All of us at Greatest Blaze & Co. are thrilled to align with the ‘Greatest’ butcher shop and market in Fairfield County. This partnership is a natural fit for both companies as Darien Butcher Shop and Greatest Blaze & Co. share similar passions.  Plus, Peter Crawford has great talents as a chef and runs this great business that goes out of their way to please their customers,” commented John Heffernan, co-owner of Greatest Blaze & Co. “We share a lot of the same values — bringing family and friends together, best in class products, emphasis on customer service — and we both love what we do. We look forward to growing our business alongside them.”

“We are very pleased to forge a meaningful business relationship with the folks at Greatest Blaze & Co. We both love cooking, grilling, gathering friends outside, so our schedule of Pit Master events and classes showcasing butchery and cooking skills will expand and enjoyed by all,” stated Peter Crawford, Owner and General Manager of The Darien Butcher Shop. “And Greatest Blaze & Co.’s premium woods and uniquely curated products will be a welcome addition to our offering and will be a hit with our customers.”

The Darien Butcher Shop and Greatest Blaze & Co. are perfect partners. Both stress family, friends and social gatherings for all occasions.

Several co-branded events are scheduled for the new partners through the summer and into the holidays, including charity events in Fairfield County.

About Greatest Blaze & Co.

Greatest Blaze & Co. provides premium kiln-dried firewood to residences and businesses in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. This Summer, Greatest Blaze & Co., expanded their delivery area to include The Hamptons and other parts of Long Island.

Beyond providing the best firewood available, Greatest Blaze & Co. offers an expertly curated collection of products to equip the Blazer in us all.

Created by a close-knit group of friends who share a love of wood-burning fires, Greatest Blaze & Co. embodies a culture with its own code; always embrace family and loved ones, live responsibly and appreciate life’s simple pleasures.

The world is busy and complicated these days. Things are happening so fast that we sometimes forget the simpler things in life. We found that our most cherished moments were spent around a warm, crackling fire and we thought if we could somehow share those moments more often and with more people, life, in general, would be much better.

Welcome to the Blazer life.

About The Darien Butcher Shop

The Darien Butcher Shop (DBS) serves Lower Fairfield County as a premiere neighborhood-style destination for the highest quality meat.  Darien native and Chef/Owner Peter Crawford’s longstanding relationships with the best suppliers and decades of training in top restaurants have brought a new level of exceptional service and expertise to the greater Darien community.

The Darien Butcher Shop staff cater to these local tastes with a real passion for excellent food and knowledge about it. Recognizing that the perfect meal doesn’t begin and end with only the meat — The Darien Butcher Shop also offers house-made, crowd-pleasing side dishes as well as a thoughtfully curated selection of gourmet specialty products and pantry items.

At The Darien Butcher Shop, you may come in for a pork chop, but you will likely leave with a new recipe, fresh bread or veggies, some BBQ inspiration…and a new friend.

+ VISIT THE DARIEN BUTCHER SHOP

LOCATION  |  13 Grove Street, Darien CT 06820

 

 

Greatest Blaze & Co. Enters Into Strategic Partnership with The Market at Gus’s

For Immediate Release | November 10, 2016

Greatest Blaze & Co. Enters Into Strategic Partnership with The Market at Gus’s

Announces Plans To Expand In Fairfield and Westchester Counties

Greenwich, CT — Greatest Blaze & Co., the Greenwich-based premium firewood company, and Harrison, NY-based seafood market, and butcher, The Market at Gus’s, are pleased to announce that they are joining forces to expand market share in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. As part of the arrangement, Greatest Blaze & Co. will provide cooking woods, lump charcoal, Blazin’ Torches and other hard goods for sale at the market. The Market at Gus’s will provide seafood, beef and catering services for Greatest Blaze & Co. burgeoning events business.

“All of us at Greatest Blaze & Co. are thrilled to align with the ‘Greatest’ family market in Westchester County. This partnership is a natural fit for both companies. Their meat and fish are the absolute best in the area and we are happy to provide products that will round out their already sensational selection of goods. Ernie Kneuer runs a great business that goes out of their way to please their customers,” commented John Heffernan, co-owner of Greatest Blaze & Co. “We share a lot of the same values — bringing family and friends together, best in class products, emphasis on customer service — and we both love what we do. We look forward to growing our business alongside them.”

“We are very fortunate to forge a meaningful business relationship with the folks at Greatest Blaze & Co. Their uniquely curated products fill a gap in our offering and will be a hit with our customers. Not only do they provide us with the highest quality premium firewood products, but their passion for their product and their mission is contagious,” stated Ernie Kneuer, General Manager of The Market at Gus’s.

Several co-branded events are scheduled for the new partners through the holidays, including Giants Tailgating and charity events in Fairfield and Westchester counties.

About Greatest Blaze & Co.

Greatest Blaze & Co. provides premium kiln-dried firewood to residences and businesses in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. This Fall, Greatest Blaze & Co., will expand their delivery area to include The Hamptons and other parts of Long Island.

Beyond providing the best firewood available, Greatest Blaze & Co. offers an expertly curated collection of products to equip the Blazer in us all.

Created by a close-knit group of friends who share a love of wood-burning fires, Greatest Blaze & Co. embodies a culture with its own code; always embrace family and loved ones, live responsibly and appreciate life’s simple pleasures.

The world is busy and complicated these days. Things are happening so fast that we sometimes forget the simpler things in life. We found that our most cherished moments were spent around a warm, crackling fire and we thought if we could somehow share those moments more often and with more people, life, in general, would be much better.

Welcome to the Blazer life.

The Market at Gus’s

Over 80 years ago, Gus Kneuer started welcoming patrons to his now historical, Franklin Park Tavern; Gus’s Franklin Park Restaurant, in Harrison, NY. Shortly after he took ownership of the tavern, Gus’s hospitality and friendliness were so well received, that it became known as Gus’s to all. Soon after, the establishment’s reputation grew and seafood was added to the menu along with traditional American fare and Gus’s signature German dishes. The Tavern’s warmth, good cheer along with the quality of the food quickly made it a landmark destination throughout Westchester County.

Thirty years ago, Gus passed the torch to his son and grandson, Ernie Kneuer, who is now General Manager of The Market at Gus’s. In 1995, they opened a small fish store next to Gus’s Franklin Park Tavern to offer quality seafood for their patrons to enjoy at home.

Over the years, The Market at Gus’s has grown to offer the best quality seafood, a renowned full-service Butcher Shoppe featuring beef from Master Purveyors in Hunts Point, Gus’s Kitchen catering, and all the ingredients needed to prepare a great Gus’s meal at home.

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Our BLAZE MONOLITH TOWER

ON SALE NOW!

To state the obvious, burning perfectly aged firewood is our foundation here at Greatest Blaze & Co.  The vessel that our gold is burned in is another…

Our BLAZE MONOLITH TOWER has quickly become a dominant feature in our arsenal of “Greatest” products

Let’s break down what exactly it is;

The “Made in America” Monolith is much more than just a fire pit.  We like to say that it’s a portable outdoor fireplace that can be used to enjoy a relaxing blaze with ‘family and friends’, or simply by yourself on a perfect evening!   It stands 6’ tall and weighs over 400lbs

Our big-3 “secret sauce” categories:

Design

This incredible design not only is nice on the eyes, but it’s also so much fun to use.  It has an open front (and rear) access point to add / maneuver logs.   The fire sits in a removable steal-tray to keep the embers, logs and fire blazing in a contained area.  On the bottom of the Monolith is a perfect area to store your firewood

Construction

The Monolith is precision cut from heavy-duty 3/16’ American steel.  Every inch is hand rubbed with an FDA-approved linseed oil that creates natural water repellant which gets baked into the steal with every use.  This application also makes it free of toxins when heated.  Many other (cheaper) outdoor fire pits, use variations of paint and powder coatings that will chip and degrade over time when exposed to high temperatures..

Functionality

Although it weighs 400+ pounds, it sits on rubber pilasters so it can be wheeled around and placed in to a perfect spot.   The covered storage area at the base protects your firewood from moisture and extreme elements so its stays dry and ready to go when activated.  It also has a lifetime warrantee!

The Monolith comes in 7 pieces and needs to assembled.  Depending on how handy you are, it takes about an hours’ worth of time.  If you are local to our area in Greenwich CT we are happy to assemble and deliver to your home for a small fee

This American-made beast is built so well that you will OWN the bragging rights with everybody you know as having the ultimate outdoor fire tower!

The BLAZERS!