Celebrating Summer

In an outpouring of unguarded optimism that's been sparked by a forecast stretch of weather that for this time of year is preternaturally perfect [i.e., 80ºF, 20% humidity, light breezes, sun], I'm spontaneously devoting this week's posts to outdoor kitchens.

On one level of a series of tiered decks, this basic setup has much to recommend it. It's above the fray of the swimming pool, convenient to the indoor kitchen and its amenities, and positioned to catch the prevailing winds, keeping smoke away. Fuel storage is neatly accomplished via built-in stainless steel drawers. austinlivesoutdoors.com