Thanks to you guys, my 79-year old Mum who lives down in central Arkansas just scored an Akorn from her (new) local Kroger megastore for US$165.00. She said she got one of the last two in Conway, AR (not sure if there are several locations). The neighbour kid is putting it together for her as I type.
Despite the litany of calls I'm now going to get on how to use the thing, I'm proud of her for diving into the world of charcoal with both feet. She said "Now son, can I make steaks taste like they do in the *good* steakhouses with this contraption? And what about those scallops I like?" Way to go Mum - she's already planning dinner!
Thanks for the tipoff about the bargain!
- Life should be simple. Good food and wine helps with that goal.