You have the burgers. You have the hot dogs. Grill? Check. Food, fun and friends? Check, check and check. Congratulations -- you have almost all the ingredients required for some good times during grilling session. Yes, that's right: almost. Sure, with food and drink prepared and consumed in the open air, everything under the sun can seem to be fine -- but wouldn't it be nice to have a little shade?
Protection from the sun benefits grill and grill-master alike, and a shade solution is as simple as it sounds: a gazebo for the grill. The Sunjoy Grill Gazebo with LED Lights ($1,530) is a sturdy solution for shade seekers. Constructed of an aluminum and steel frame, the shelter comes ready for action, complete with integrated shelving. An opening in the top allows smoke to vent, while an LED lantern that hangs overhead provides light for when the party goes past sundown.
This is but one option for summertime grillers; others exist from canopy style with fabric tops to ones with solar-powered lighting. Finding the right combination is perhaps akin to dressing burgers and dogs just right; a jalapeno-bacon-slaw topping might be right for you, but others may prefer plain ol' mustard. Regardless of what's on the menu, don't forget to pay attention to what's on top.