If you’re stuck for a great gift for dad, you should head straight to Swanky’s in Centerbrook. This relatively new cookout supply shop took over the old Bennie’s building and has turned it into a backyard bonanza. All manner of outdoor cooking implements from pellet stove to pizza oven to full-on multi-burner kitchens are available, plus every accoutrement you can think of. I’m particularly smitten with the Solo Stove Bonfire, a high tech, minimalist, and efficient fire pit that creates little smoke. Perfect for spearing weenies and S’mores! But that’s not nearly all: classic wood beach chairs, Adirondacks, find grill lights, barbecue sauces, and lots more to make your backyard the haven you and your family need this summer.
Stop by the shop, or shop online. Delivery and set up is free (including disposal of your old grill, if necessary).
5 Main Street, Centerbrook