Where to Find the Right Gear for Your Next Main Line Barbecue

Check out top grills, cookware and lawn games to spice up your Memorial Day barbecue around the Main Line.

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Memorial Day and barbecue season are fast approaching in the Philly suburbs. Is your yard ready to handle all the excitement?

From gas grills to outdoor cookware, lawn games, pool equipment and more, these Main Line area purveyors are here to make sure you’re ready to hold court at the barbecue this summer.

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Grilling Season

High-end, professional equipment is the name of the game at Paradise Grills in King of Prussia. If you’re looking for the top appliances to ensure your food is perfect all season long, this is where you want to start.

The cheapest traditional grills are the Kamado Pro and GS-32 Premium Grill, and both of these start at $2,495. On wheels, the Kamado Pro can always be close to the action, whether that’s next to the pool or adjacent to the indoor kitchen. In matte black with blue LED exterior lights, it’s both stylish and functional, utilizing charcoal and wood fuel to give your burgers and dogs that traditional smoky flavor.

 

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The GS-32, however, uses propane fuel and sits on an outdoor island countertop. This Hydrib X grill also has pizza conversion, griddle/hibachi conversion, charcoal conversion and wood chip conversion, all in a sleek stainless steel package for your Memorial Day barbecue.

For more economical grills, Home Depot locations in King of Prussia, Norristown, Conshohocken, Broomall, Glen Mills, Folsom, Frazer and Downingtown all have a multitude of options. From gas grills to propane, charcoal, flat-top, smokers and more, the models here come in at prices as low as $18.31. This portable charcoal wire rack would be great for a single-use occasion involving lighter fare. As for top sellers, look to this $199 stainless steel gas Nexgrill as well as this $619 Weber propane grill.

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Feast Like Royalty

If cracks, rot, mold or dust are covering your seldom-used outdoor cutlery, we’ve got you covered. Certified International features stunning designs on its dinner sets, which perfect for both outdoor and indoor use. These Portofino-style plates and Lemonade-style bowls tie your table set together with a splash of color and character.

Of course, you could double down on your trip to a Main Line area Home Depot and pick up this casual Almira 12-piece multi-color set or try this Rustic Melamine outdoor dinnerware.

Locally, Wayne’s Out There Outfitters sells some of the best coolers anywhere around the Main Line. If you want to keep your lagers, IPAs and seltzers crisp and cold all day long, the Yeti Tundra 35 boasts three inches of permafrost insulation, while the 45 and 65 models offer even more space for extra-icy brews.

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Fun and Games

Your guests need more than chit-chat while you’re working hard at your brand-new grill. This Philadelphia Eagles-themed cornhole set is the perfect way to add some characteristically Main Line flair to your yard. With eight bags in tow and two two-foot by three-foot boards, these are also great for your next tailgate down at the Linc.

Out There Outfitters sells this half-weight Bocce set for $49.99, and it’s just right for a pickup game any time, whether on the go or on the lawn for this Memorial Day barbecue or the next.

Finally, this deluxe horseshoe set from Champion Sports Store will bring out the competitive side in kids and adults both young and old. Easy to play but hard to master, horseshoe takes no time to set up and gets everyone involved.

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