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The Backyard Barbecue

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There’s nothing quite like cookout season in the Southwest.
Up your grilling game with these entertaining essentials
By colleen ringer

Kitschy Cute
Inject a little cowboy culture into your cookout with Thomas Paul’s bandana-inspired Ranchero melamine dinner plates. They are practically indestructible, just like John Wayne. $48 (set of four),
thomaspaulmelamine.com

Pull Up a Bench
The Lollygagger picnic table is green in more ways than one. It’s made of 100 percent recycled plastic, making it durable no matter the weather, season — or guest list. $844, lolldesigns.com

Leather and Lights
The Marstrand candle lantern makes a simply elegant centerpiece thanks to the leather frame and handle, which add a dash of understated Southwestern flair. $190, shophorne.com

Now Boarding
Give your cheeses a pretty perch with the hand-carved Bartram serving board. Choose from either black walnut or cherry. $106, shophorne.com

Pretty, Tough
Crafted from high-grade steel and coated with porcelain enamel, these cute stacking cups can withstand the wildest of backyard parties. $40 (set of two), food52.com

Haute Pot
Your famous chili will garner extra respect when it’s served in this 12-inch cast-iron crock. And side handles for the win!
$100, barebonesliving.com

Look the Part
This waxed denim apron fastens in a flash thanks to the snap hook. Bonus: The utility ring makes it easy to keep a hand towel (or tongs) close by. $235, hardmill.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who’s the Boss?
What can’t the Ranch Boss do? You can use it as a grill, a smoker, a fire pit or even a really large soup pot. $2,995, cowboycauldron.com

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