Before you get the grill going, make sure you’re armed with the right tools. Here are three essentials for your casual backyard BBQ in NYC this summer. Fire it up.
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Weber Go-Anywhere charcoal grill
The standard-bearing manufacturer turns out this portable number, sporting a locking lid and folding legs—ready for smokin’ meals in a park, on the rooftop or (codes be damned!) on your fire escape. Available at Whisk, 933 Broadway between 21st and 22nd Sts (212-477-8680) • 231 Bedford Ave at North 4th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-218-7230) • whisknyc.com. $55.
Leather grill apron
Keep your summertime threads grease-free with this heatproof smock. Bonus: The rustic brown suede is handsome enough to compete with your noncooking friends’ best duds. Available at Broadway Panhandler, 65 E 8th St between University Pl and Broadway (212-966-3434, broadwaypanhandler.com). $49.95.
The Grilling Book: The Definitive Guide from Bon Appétit edited by Adam Rapoport
Get schooled with this stylish, embossed tome, featuring accessible instructions on the basics (tools, fuel, technique) and inspiring, gorgeous food photography, plus more than 300 recipes. Available at amazon.com. $45.