11 Outdoor Dining Essentials— Eating Al Fresco In Our Own Backyard This Summer

by Jenn Sinrich
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This summer, more than any other, we’re spending the majority of our time homebound. Even as restaurants start to open their doors, we’ll be spending a whole lot of time dining al fresco in the comfort of our backyards and patios.

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Although the circumstances are less than ideal, this is the perfect excuse to spend the time, energy and money sprucing up your outdoor space and making it somewhere you actually want to relax and enjoy a meal or a summer cocktail. You know, finally buy those comfy patio chairs, outdoor dining tables, barbecues, cooking tools and those decorative lights that give you the vacation vibe you’ve been craving.

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From comfortable outdoor furniture and shatterproof dining ware to charcoal grills and meat thermometers that help you get the perfect sear and inside temperature, here are the outdoor essentials you’ll need to serve your family unforgettable meals this summer (just don’t forget the bug spray!).

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