Ring of Fire
There’s a tribal pull to a firepit: Friends gather, conversation flows, the smoke of your cigar blends with the cinders. It’s magnetic, like the kitchen in your home. So why would you put a Sub Zero and a Wolf stove inside and not build anything but an investment grade centerpiece for the backyard? “This is something you’ll pass down to your children,” says Mike Bertelsen, the creator of the Cowboy Cauldron, a suspended firepit that—like the Big Green Egg and other “heirloom grade” hard goods—has inspired devotion. “It suits your most primal instinct. Around a circle, face to face, not looking at it like a screen.” Bertelsen, a D.C. lobbyist, says the Cauldron …
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