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WEBER Break out the shrimp skewers for your next seaside barbie. Stocked with two folding worktables, electronic ignition, a porcelainenamel cast iron griddle and grates, 189-square-inches of cook space and a thermometer, the Q 1200 adds portable pops of color to the popular gas grill family. $219 at weber.com

Break out the spices, herbs, sauces and cedar planks. Grills are going unconventional and gourmet. Courtesy our islands’ ever-present tropic climate, backyard-eating amenities are in demand all year long. And yet, the close of summer brings slightly cooler temperatures and balmy breezes begging residents to break out the twinkling lights, tablecloths and tongs for an elegant evening cookout.

Alfresco social gatherings, when entertained in the company of close companions and fine food and drink, are always in fashion. Whether portable, polished, technologically advanced or just plain fun, this school of smoke-and-coal-friendly tools promises steaks that sizzle and crisp veggie skewers bursting with flavor.

From the more modern grilling gizmos—such as the iGrill2 (idevicesinc.com), pictured above—to the quirky—see the golf lovers’ barbecue utensils (hammacher.com), at right—and quintessential— i.e., meat thermometer (frontgate.com) below—these novelty cooking contraptions come with all the fixings for an appetizing, outdoor dining affair. Who’s hungry?