Even though summer has been effectively cancelled for certain areas of the country, it doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy an all-American barbecue. You’ll just have to cook everything on the stove and eat inside. Just like summer, except more like winter!
For those of you who may get to experience summer, here’s a simple solution to the complex problem of how in the hell to hold your food plate and your beer while keeping a hand free to eat, smoke, play volleyball, and/or gladhand some of your more attractive and well-to-do guests.
Called the “Go Plate,” it’s little more than a reusible, dishwasher-safe plastic plate with a center section that allows it to sit atop a bottle, can, or plastic cup. Available from KegWorks for $48.50 in stacks of 42 each — what an odd grouping — you may be able to find them elsewhere in smaller quantities, just in case you don’t need a small army’s-worth of plasticware.