Kevin Henry
Step Outside to the Kitchen

Cooking outdoors involves more than just a barbecue these days. Backyard grills have become alfresco kitchens. The humble hibachi is now the size of a Humvee—complete with rotisseries, infrared gas burners and warming drawers, not to mention interior halogen lights that actually let you see what you're barbecuing. Add sinks and garbage disposals, ice chests and beverage dispensers and you have an outdoor kitchen to rival the indoor version. "Nearly everything in the inside kitchen has migrated outside," says Dacor assistant president of marketing Larry Lamkins. "Just as the interior kitchen has been incorporated into the living room, we're seeing the outdoor...