Make your Next Barbecue a Hit with These Grilling Essentials


Stay grease-free in this sturdy cotton apron with two front pockets and a leather strap and towel loop — stylish, functional and crafted to last. Crate and Barrel denim apron, $40.

Crate and Barrel denim apron
Crate and Barrel denim apron.


These gluten-free buns are available weekends only, all summer long, at the Mill Valley or San Anselmo bakery locations. Flour Craft Bakery sesame burger buns, $3 each or a 2-pack for $5.

Flour Craft Bakery sesame burger buns
Flour Craft Bakery sesame burger buns.


Made of aramid fibers, this protective barbecue mitt is heat resistant up to 475°F and reversible for right- or left- handed use. Williams Sonoma pit grilling mitt, $20.

Williams Sonoma pit grilling mitt
Williams Sonoma pit grilling mitt


Clean, simple and distinctive, this matte speckled serving platter’s Canary hue, earthy yet subtly bright, is part of a limited-edition glaze from Heath’s summer palette. Heath Ceramics serving platter, $110.

Heath Ceramics serving platter
Heath Ceramics Summer Seasonal Collection 2019 coupe serving platter. Photographer: Jeffery Cross.


Allstar Organics, a certified organic farm with fields in Marin and Sonoma counties, grows all its ingredients and products. Items are dried, hand-finished and packed at the on-farm facility in Lagunitas. Allstar Organics salt, $10 per jar.

Allstar Organics salt
Allstar Organics salt


Grill small or hard-to-manipulate items like veggies or shrimp in these barbecue bags. The nonstick coating keeps food from sticking to the bag or grill, while the mesh allows smoke to pass through. Sur La Table nonstick mesh grilling bags, $30 for a set of three.

Nonstick mesh grilling bags
Sur La Table nonstick mesh grilling bags


These stainless-steel grilling implements are from Fleischer and Wolf, founded by two former chefs to help home cooks make great meals. West Elm 4-piece BBQ tool set, $109.

West Elm 4-piece BBQ tool set for grilling
West Elm 4-piece BBQ tool set


Marin Sun Farms livestock is sustainably raised without hormones or antibiotics by way of proven low-stress, humane practices. Marin Sun Farms Beef, $10 per pound (average).

Marin Sun Farms Beef is a grilling essential for burgers
Marin Sun Farms Beef


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