A few ways to up your summer grilling game
Solstices be damned: Memorial Day is the real beginning of summer, when you’re given license to cook big meats in the great outdoors. Or at least the great backyard.
Charcoal? Gas? Wood? Why not all three?! The Kalamazoo Hybrid Fire Grill, available as both a freestanding and built-in unit, works with any fuel combo and blasts out 25,000 BTUs of gas power per burner. Comes with laser-cut stainless steel grates. Sadly, does not come with actual lasers.
$9995 and up
A steak fit for a president. Founded in 1840, Bunn counts Abraham Lincoln as an early fan. Although better known today as a coffee company, their gourmet food line features an abundance of Black Angus treats, from fillets to boneless ribeyes to steak burgers and Black Angus hot dogs (plus a line of veal, lamb and spare ribs).
For BBQing further afield, The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs offers a three-day BBQ University in June, in which Steven Raichlen (Primal Grill, Barbecue University) leads classes like “Exploration of Pork Shoulder,” with preparations inspired by South Carolina, Sicily and Saarbrücken.
The Broadmoor BBQ University
$1996.50 per person
June 5-8, June 9-12