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Old Posted Aug 15, 2019, 2:05 PM
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Originally Posted by suburbanite View Post
Very few places here let you have a barbecue on the balcony..
that's unfortunate. grilling is at least 50% of the reason for even having a balcony in the first place.




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Originally Posted by suburbanite View Post
Mine provides commercial-grade barbecues on the common terrace level, so I'll go down sometimes and cook up 6 chicken breasts or whatever at once.
my wife's old highrise condo in the west loop was like that. it was my least favorite aspect of her building. i hated lugging all of the food and grilling stuff down the hall, onto the elevator, and down to the common area terrace, just to grill some meat. and god forbid if you forgot the marinade or something else upstairs or if the two grill stations were already being used by others.

at marina city, when i wanted to grill, i simply stepped out onto my balcony, fired up the grill, and then grilled my meat. the logistics of food prep and clean-up were an order of magnitude easier having the grill and my kitchen separated by just 15 feet, instead of 150 feet and an 11 floor elevator ride.
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