8 Truly Excellent Places to Grill
Some people live for the sights and sounds of summer — the visual grandeur of the beach, the crack of fireworks on the Fourth of July – but others have a one-track sense for the smell of the grill.
America is one diverse country, but perhaps our most unifying activity is heating up some meat (or veggies!) outdoors in the company of family and friends.
Whether you’re a grilling novice who could use a hand with that spatula, or you’re a pro who wants to try someplace different, we’ve gathered a diverse list of grilling ideas and destinations from parks to a cooking school to a cruise ship. You’ll want to tie on your apron at any of these grilling spots:
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5 (Photo: Flickr/Robyn Lee)
Brooklyn Bridge Park — New York, New York
Did you know that for all the natural and cultural bliss Central Park has to offer, grilling is not allowed? Here’s an alternative that’s tough to beat in New York: head to Pier 5, where you can cook on hibachi-style grills right by the water, eat from umbrella-covered picnic tables, and take in the sweet view of the Lower Manhattan skyline. What you lose in greenery, you gain in scenery.
(Courtesy: Lawn Club Grill)
The Lawn Club Grill on Celebrity Cruises
If you insist on being surrounded by ocean when you grill, this is for you. Aboard two Celebrity cruise ships that cover Europe and the Caribbean — the Celebrity Silhouette and the Celebrity Reflection —you can play grill master for your table while being assisted by the chef. The experience happens outdoors, so if you burn anything, the other passengers won’t hate you for the smell. The Silhouette departs from Rome and Venice; the Reflection from Miami and Rome.