17 Backyard BBQ Essentials for Fall Cookouts
Transporting everything over to your grill or patio setup is easy with a good tray, and this one can double as decor when you’re not using it in the off-season.
Nito Rectangular Tray, $80 at williams-sonoma.com
Music simply adds another element to every outdoor party, and this one packs the battery life to play for 35 hours as well as chargeer ports for that one friend that's always running on 2% battery. It's waterproof so any sudden storm is no problem, either.
FUGOO Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, $170 at amazon.com
New Grilling Tools
Keep everything together and cohesive with a proper grilling tools set, like this Cuisinart one on sale at Amazon. Almost 1,000 five start ratings means it'll do the trick.
Grilling Tool Set $24 at amazon.com
Grill Prep Trays
If you're always scrambling for the right plate to put the meat on to take over to the grill, this two tray system is the perfect solution. Use the red for the raw materials and then pop out the black tray underneath for placing cooked items for serving.
Grill Prep Trays, Set of 2, $30 at williams-sonoma.com
These little Mason jars are the perfect touch for an evening barbecue, especially as the days shorten and the party is still going strong.
4-Pack Solar-powered Mason Jar Lights, $27 at amazon.com
Martha Stewart's Grilling: 125+ Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small: A Cookbook, $16 at amazon.com
Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto: A Cookbook, $12 at amazon.com18 Essential New Cookbooks for Fall
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We love Brooklyn Kitchen’s honey offerings, but for a good kick we turn to a fiery condiment like Weak Knees Gochujang Sriracha. Use it on your grilled foods, as a breakfast condiment or even in Bloody Marys. Can't decide? Buy all three (hot sauce, syrup and honey) in a combo pack.
Combo Pack with Weak Knees, Trees Knees and Bees Knees, $38 amazon.comOur Favorite Hot Sauces on Amazon
Fancy relish Hot dogs and hamburgers can only be improved with a great relish, and this one packs the peppers and spices to do the trick.
Farmhouse Green Relish, $6 at stonewallkitchen.com
An easy way to dress up a picnic table or outdoor spot.
Pahajim Heavy Weight Cotton Linen Dust-Proof Table Cover, $20 at amazon.com
When the nights get a little cooler it's always good to have an outdoor blanket around, and this one will last through thick and thin.
Pendleton Twin Camp Blanket with Carrier, $180 at amazon.com
Perfect for insulation and also when the weather gets cooler and you’d rather not freeze your fingers off during early morning tailgating or late evening revelry.
Brumate Slim Can Cooler, $20 at amazon.com