I understand the convenience of grilling with gas. And I have to admit the thought of lording over one of those thousand-dollar stainless steel gas-powered monsters has a certain appeal.
But if we’re talking about grilling, there’s only one way to go: charcoal. For years, The Wife and I have worked magic with a tiny Weber Smokey Joe grill, just big enough for two steaks and four ears of corn. Once we’re in a new house, one of the first home-improvement projects I hope to tackle is kitchen enhancement — which means buying a full-sized Weber kettle for the backyard, a big bag of charcoal to go with it and the biggest porterhouses I can find.