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Your Outdoor Entertaining Essentials for Fall

Cook, dine and entertain alfresco with our favorite outdoor products.

By Carly Scholl

The weather is cooling down, the days are getting shorter, and the faint hint of the upcoming holidays is in the air. For Phoenicians, October is the time to start transforming your backyard into an outdoor-living oasis. Whether you’re enjoying a glass of wine on the patio, gathering family for an alfresco dinner or hosting 50 close friends for a barbecue, we have all your outdoor entertaining essentials and indulgences—from sleek dining sets to lawn games every age will love—covered.

Feast for the Senses

The Monterey Collection by Barlow Tyrie is a fresh take on midcentury modern design with a timeless look. Comprising ultradurable teak and a low-maintenance Italian ceramic tabletop, the dining set is solid in its construction, elegant in its lines and modern in its use of karub-brown or chalk braided cord for seats and backs. The table measures 29″H by 39″W by 118″L. $799 for chairs; $5,299 for table. (

Tapped Potential

Set on rolling casters for easy mobility, this outdoor-grade stainless steel beer dispenser from Marvel Refrigeration is the life of every party. The thermal-efficient insulated design keeps your brews of choice cold in up to 115-degree heat, while the 5.7-cubic-foot capacity can store a single half keg, two tall quarter kegs or a variety of bottles and cans. 33″H by 23″W by 25″D. $3,308 (

Clean and Contemporary

Designed by Richard Frinier, the Still dining collection is chic, versatile and undeniably fresh. Both the table and chairs are crafted of durable yet lightweight aluminum and are available in 20 different powder-coated finishes. The table measures 29″H by 45″W by 99″L. Prices upon request. (

Patio Prep

Crafted from stainless steel and paired with an optional teak backboard, this Outdoor Kitchen Module is an accommodating addition to any backyard dining area. The free-standing unit can be outfitted with a stainless steel sink and comes with ample storage and counterspace for food preparation and casual snacking. 36.5″H by 80″W by 20″D. $3,195-$4,395 (

Fine Dining

Outdoor dinnerware needn’t be kitschy. For a modern take on melamine, try the artisan ceramic-inspired Cruz collection in pale blues and whites $11-$25 (

Coastal Allure

From Tommy Bahama’s Cypress Point Ocean Terrace line, this table is topped with a weatherstone slab reminiscent of limestone and measures 30″H by 44″W by 84″L. Pull up a set of rattan stationary or swivel rocker chairs for a laid-back dining experience. $4,099 for table; $1,649-$1,749 per chair. (

That’s Amore

The pizza oven of your dreams is now a reality, thanks to Roccbox. This streamlined, portable stone oven cranks up the heat and turns out perfectly baked pies in less than 60 seconds—much to the delight of your hungry guests. The appliance features a high-grade stainless steel exterior, insulated body and dense stone floor, and comes with both a gas and wood burner. 18″H by 16″W by 20″L. $700 (

Mise En Place

Invigorate your outdoor tablescape with Chilewich’s fall line of colorful and classic placemats that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Add some spice with the circular Basketweave collection in chili red. $16 (

Barbecue of the Future

The Pro Series 575 Pellet Grill from Traeger is where technology meets technique. Equipped with a WiFIRE controller, this sleek barbecue can be monitored and temperature-regulated through the Traeger app on a smart device, ensuring the perfect char from anywhere in the house. Measuring 53″H by 41″W by 27″D, the grill top can accommodate up to 24 burgers, five rib racks and four chickens for a truly epic feast. $800 (

Back and Forth

Ensure your autumn gatherings will be a blast with an outdoor pingpong table. With contemporary lines and a muted dove-gray hue, this minimalistic model will stand out as a stylish centerpiece. Price upon request. (

Make a Play

Get your guests in the game with a stylish octet of black and white solid resin bocce balls, complete with a matching canvas carrying bag for easy transport and storage. $150 (

Pool Shark

Comprising teak and UV-resistant watertight cloth made for outdoor use, the Brunswick Parsons billiards table measures 32″H by 61″W by105″L and is specially designed for both interior and sheltered exterior use. $15,495 (

Tuning Out

Offering 360 degrees of sound, the Bollard Outdoor Speaker from Origin Acoustics will keep guests dancing during backyard festivities. Each unit stands 18 inches above the ground in a weatherproof aluminum casing, which is available finished in bronze, silver or black. Each speaker features a 6.5-inch in-ground subwoofer and is compatible with a 70 volt or 8 ohm audio system. $1,250 (

Don’t Miss a Thing

Encased in durable aluminum and expertly designed to withstand sun, rain, heat and cold, the SkyVue Fusion Series Outdoor TV brings the best new movies and all the big games to your backyard. Available in 65″ and 75″ sizes and in various brightness configurations for different levels of shade, this innovative smart TV delivers high sound and picture quality in any environment. $2,799-$5,699 (


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