Wish List: Tricked-Out Tailgating

These artful accoutrements for grilling, bartending, and serving are sure to please any parking-lot epicure.

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Photographs by Toan Trinh

Smokeless Charcoal Grill

Treat those grass-fed filets right. This portable grill heats up in minutes—while the base stays cool—thanks to a battery-powered fan that creates a bellows effect.

$200, Sur La Table.

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Hot and Sweet Mustard
Blackwater Mustard Co.

Whether you’re grilling sausage or making vinaigrette, a good mustard is essential. Try the award-winning condiments from New Hampshire’s Steve Cybulski, who grinds his mustard seeds by hand.

$7, Boston Public Market.

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Food Slab
American Stonecraft

Paper plates are for plebes. Instead, arrange your cheese and charcuterie on one of these elegant slabs crafted from highly polished New England fieldstones.

Starting at $34, Boston Public Market.

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Bloody Mary Mixer

Noon game times call for a round of bloodys, and the key is to start with a quality mix. Family-owned pickle company McClure’s creates this zippy version by mixing its spicy brine with organic tomato juice and fresh cucumber juice. Just add vodka.

$10, American Provisions.

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Meehan Utility Bag
Moore & Giles

Now you can whip up al fresco cocktails in style. Virginia leather-goods maker Moore & Giles has partnered with acclaimed mixologist Jim Meehan to make this heirloom-quality bar in a bag.

Starting at $715, Moore & Giles.