In the 1950's families moved to the suburbs for an affordable home, with a yard and a great safe place for their kids to grow up. Saturdays mornings lawns were mown and the family cars were washed. Children under 12 could be seen racing across the yards playing every possible game. At sunset the clunky metal barbecue would be proudly rolled out. Somehow the cooking of meat on an outdoor grill became the exclusive responsibility of the man of the family. There were many discussions about the best way to light the coals, and at what point they were ready to char the food. Westerns were the primary TV programming. Kids wearing their toy six shooters and their ten gallon hats would round up the adults around the "chuck wagon" for chow.
Today, Hollywood rarely makes a western, and children are never given toy six shooters. Outdoor cooking is still very popular. The clunky metal grill has been replaced. Though charcoals are still popular, gas grills are in demand. They are designed to cook meat, veggies and even sauces all at the same time. A well designed and planed backyard has a stone patio with a built in kitchen with running water, refrigeration a prep area and an outdoor fireplace.
Boston Brick & Stone are experts in design and construction of outdoor kitchens.
"At sunset the clunky metal barbecue would be proudly rolled out. Somehow the cooking of meat on an outdoor grill became the exclusive responsibility of the man of the family."