Well, my Argentine father in law (born and raised Buenos Aires) has finally convinced me that I need to build a "quincho" in the backyard of my new house. Essentially, this thing is usually a covered barbecue grill area that revolves around a built in grill. Just about everybody in B.A. has one, and I was amazed at some of the ones I visited. So I had a rather expensive architect draw up some rather expensive plans for my rather expensive project.
Anyhow - I found a company that fabricates real Argentine Parillas (grills) - and bought one from them. Its a 36" x 24" log burner that can be raised and lowered like a Santa Maria style grill via a wheel on the side. One of the big differences is that the Argentine grill grate is made up of angle iron set on its corners rather than round rods - so it ends up like a series of "V" shaped channels. The other diference is that there isn't a pit under it - its flush. So you burn you logs down to charcoal and use a flat shovel to position the heat source under the grate.
I finally got the thing and it's now in the garage awaiting the mason and his minions to descend upon my yard and erect my masterpiece. I'd love to show off my project - so I figured I would bore you with the pictures as this drama unfolds. This should start in about 2-3 weeks.
In the meantime, if you are interested, here's what my baby looks like (this is where I got it): http://www.norcalovenworks.com/36X24-Ar ... %20kit.htm