The New Weber Genesis IIs Have Arrived in the Showroom

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Weber Genesis II Model E310

Weber Genesis II – Model E310

Are you looking for a new grill for yourself, or a great gift for a new homeowner? Weber recently released their newest 2017 models of the classic Genesis grill which are now in our showroom and ready for purchase.

The new generation of Genesis grills are available in 4 sizes – 2,3,4 and 6 burner – to match your space and cooking needs. All models are available in an open cart design with high performance burners. porcelain-enameled cast iron cooking grate and infinity ignition. A large, easy-to-read thermometer is built into the stainless steel lid to take the guesswork out of cooking.

Select the LX Model for upgrades including enclosed storage cart and stainless steel cooking grates and flavorizer bars on the 3-burner and higher models.


Cooking for a crowd? Check out the cooking surface area on the Genesis 4 and 6 burner models.

Stop by our 15,000 sq ft Atlanta Showroom for the best grills, accessories and cooking advice in town. We’re your local grill experts.

A Guide to Planning Your Outdoor Kitchen

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Thinking about adding an outdoor kitchen to your yard? Read our informative guide before you begin, then let us help you with space planning and appliance selection.

Kitchen Placement and Size

Atlantic Outdoor Living - East Northport, NY

This large outdoor kitchen covers all the bases – Photo by Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens come in many configurations and sizes. Rest assured that whatever your dimensions, the addition of an outdoor kitchen will add both value and enjoyment to your outdoor space. Some homeowners choose to place their outdoor kitchen in close proximity to their indoor kitchen in order to make use of existing structural features (walls and overhangs) as well as ease of connecting to existing gas, electrical and plumbing systems.

Should you chose to place your outdoor kitchen far from your home, perhaps near a pool, consider adding additional features for storage and refrigeration to prevent unnecessary trips back to the house.  A sink will allow the convenience of washing your hands and rinsing off platters and utensils, and ice makers, beverage centers and wine chillers designed specifically for outdoors will keep your guests happy and prevent additional trips indoors. If your kitchen is far from your home, you’ll also want to consider protection from the elements and lighting in your plan.

Kitchen Usage and Requirements

Before you get started, consider how often you plan on using your outdoor kitchen as well as who you will be cooking for. If you plan to cook outdoors multiple times a week, add elements that will expand the versatility of your cooking space. A rotisserie, pizza oven, and smoker will allow you to vary your dining experience and expand your cooking skills.

Outdoor Stainless Steel Cabinetry

Select the right cooking tools for your outdoor needs – Photo by Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor Kitchen Construction and Utilities

Many homeowners would like to cut down on the cost of their outdoor kitchen by doing much of the work themselves. While this is certainly possible and will provide a cost savings, here are a few things to know.

  1. Electrical: Make sure your outdoor kitchen contains plenty of electrical connections. A rotisserie grill, refrigeration, and even lighting will require electrical connections. Make sure you plan for enough of them and hire a certified contractor so that your kitchen passes inspection.
  2. Plumbing: Running water is a necessary convenience in many outdoor kitchens,. If you are not placing your kitchen in close proximity to your home, a faucet to rinse hands and platters will be a worthwhile convenience. Once you have that plumbing line set up, you may also want to consider adding an ice maker for cool beverages all season long.
  3. Gas: A built in gas line means never having to replace propane tanks and never running out. Consider this option if you plan on using your outdoor kitchen more than once a week,

If you are looking for ways to cut costs in your outdoor kitchen project, consider purchasing a pre-fabricated outdoor kitchen island. These units come in many configurations and can be purchased with or without appliances. Once installed, you simply need to add stone, tile and counter top material to achieve a custom outdoor kitchen look. Shop our selection of kitchen islands here.

Are you ready to get started making your dream outdoor kitchen a reality? Contact us today for a Free outdoor kitchen design as well as expert advice selecting your appliances.

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Hot Gifts for the Grill Master

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Have a Grill Guy or Gal on your gift list this year? The outdoor cooking category is hot this year with loads of new accessories and innovative products to delight BBQ and ceramic smoker fans. If you have a loved one who loves to cook outdoors, take a look at these hot gift ideas.

A Cast Iron Wok

cast iron wok for grill or smokerOne of our top selling grill accessories is this cast iron wok by Kamado Joe. Originally invented in China for the purpose of cooking over a charcoal fire, a cast iron wok makes a perfect grill accessory for the outdoor cooking aficionado on your list. While fans of healthy cooking can certainly use this tool to make healthy vegetable dishes, the fun does not end there. Campers and BBQ fans alike have discovered the Wok’s usefulness for a variety of other outdoor cooking adventures including fajitas, scrambled eggs and even popcorn. This heavy cast iron model will expand your outdoor cooking repertoire dramatically and last a lifetime if properly cared for.

Buy our top selling wok by Kamado Joe online at today.

A Pizza Stone


pizza stone for bbq grillThe Pizza Stone is a must-have grill accessory these days. This cooking tool extends the versatility of your grill or smoker by creating crowd pleasing – and kid friendly – pizzas with a delicious coal-fired flavor you can only get by cooking outdoors. But it doesn’t stop there. Use your pizza stones to cook quesadillas or warm tortillas to go with your Mexican style cook out. Then, put a sweet finish on your outdoor feast and use it to bake cookies on the grill. With a little creativity, the possibilities are endless. And delicious!

This 13″ pizza stone by Primo will work on your grill or smoker and can be purchased at

The LooftLighter

charcoal grill fan gift

Have you heard of the Looft Lighter? This innovative Swedish-made device can get your charcoal or wood fire lit in 60 seconds or less with no harmful chemicals, and completely eliminates the need for rolled up paper, matches, chemical additives or any other fire starters.

Tired of having to wait till the lighter fluid burns off before you can start cooking? This handy BBQ accessory will completely eliminate the need for accelerants in your campfire or charcoal grill for a healthier – and quicker – cook out.

Learn more about the LooftLighter and take advantage of our special price this month at

A Remote Digital Thermometer

remote thermometer grill guy gift

Cooking with an outdoor smoker tends to be an all-day affair. You can bring your chef back indoors during the cold months with the gift of a remote digital thermometer. Get alerts on the receiver when your grill gets too hot, or your meat is at the perfect temperature with this device which works at up to a 300 ft range. This means more time inside watching the game on TV while your meal cooks to perfection in the backyard.

The Primo Digital Remote Thermometer allows you to program multiple timers and has a back lit LCD screen for use at night. Order it today from here.

A New Grill or Smoker

The ultimate gift for your grilling and smoking fan? An upgrade! Come into our showroom where our expert staff can assist you with all your outdoor cooking needs from smokers and standalone grills to fully built-in professional outdoor kitchens. We carry the best brands in the industry, including Lynx, Alfresco, Primo, Kamado Joe and Weber.

Plus, stop by our showroom this month and take 20% off all in-stock Weber Gas grills.

Lynx Grill Holiday Promotion

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Just in time for the Holidays! Lynx is offering an amazing Holiday Grill Promotion! Now through the end of December Lynx is giving away a FREE Grill Cover with your purchase of a Lynx Professional grill! This cover is made from durable carbon-fiber vinyl and custom tailored to fit your Lynx grill. Lynx is also offering another great offer!

Receive a FREE Grill Cart with your purchase of a Lynx Sedona grill! This can save you up to $700! The best time to buy a Lynx grill is now! Lynx crafts grills that are not only functional and beautiful, but also durable enough to withstand extreme weather conditions. Only the finest materials and craftsmanship go into any Lynx product!

Shop authenteak for this amazing Lynx grill promotional offer!

Joe Blow

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The Joe Blow is a great invention; it’s quick, reliable and easy to use.

The Joe Blow Electric Blow Lighter will ignite your lump charcoal in just three minutes. It uses extremely hot air and is the fastest way to fire up your Kamado Joe. Simply plug it in, turn it on and hold the muzzle close to the charcoal.

Operating Instructions:
• Stack the Kamado Joe lump charcoal in your Kamado Joe Ceramic Grill as usual.
• Plug Joe Blow into an electrical outlet.
• Holding the muzzle of your Joe Blow Lighter close to the charcoal stack, turn the   switch to the “ON” position.
• Keep the muzzle close to the charcoal for 2-3 minutes until charcoal is lit.
• Once lit, spread the charcoal out evenly.
• Unplug Joe Blow and, in a safe place, set it on the resting bracket to cool

Only THREE minutes, unbelievable!!!


The Kamado Joe Jr.

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Succulent steaks, juicy burgers, BBQ chicken; just a few of the delicious foods your can enjoy with the Kamado Joe Jr.

Joe Jr, the Kamado Joe grill designed to take along. Joe Jr lets you take ceramic grill cooking with you to the ballgame, the beach, the cabin or on the camping trip. It’s portable, it’s compact, and you’ll wonder how you did without it! The Joe Junior Kamado is a grill, smoker and oven all in one, and can be ready to cook in 15 minutes.

This Kamado grill is constructed from 1 1/4-inch thick ceramics, allowing it to hold heat and maintain temperature control, burning less fuel and saving you money. The thick, porous ceramic keeps moisture in your food, producing incredibly tender food with a true charcoal infused flavor. All Kamado Joe ceramic grills are crafted with a heat-resistant ceramic coating, their own special recipe, to keep your grill looking as good as it performs. You can enjoy the luxury of cooking on 149 square inches of grilling area, with a commercial-grade 304 stainless steel hinged cooking grate that allows you to easily add more charcoal.

The stainless steel draft door allows you to control the airflow and temperature within the grill. The lid hinge is made of powder-coated galvanized iron and the fire grate is made of powder coated cast iron for durability and superior heating performance. The built-in thermometer allows you to monitor cooking temperatures, even when the grill lid is shut, and the powder-coated cast iron grill stand has handles so that you can take this portable unit with you camping or tailgating. The black finished HDPE handle provides a cool, comfortable grip.

The Joe Jr includes the 13.5″ Ceramic Grill with Sturdy Stand, Built-in Thermometer, Ash tool, Grill Gripper, Flexible Cooking Rack, and Heat Deflector.

So sit back and enjoy, let Joe Jr do the work with the mouthwatering taste buds enjoying all the fabulous flavors.