We were down at the Persimmon Festival in Mitchell, Indiana a while back, waiting on the parade to start when my youngest nephew asked if I wanted to go “up town” and hit some of the antique stores. “Sure”, I said, and off we went. Well, wouldn’t you know that the first antique store we walked into had this little old Coca Cola portable grill sitting in the back. I wasn’t going to get it, but my nephew convinced me that I should get it and that if I didn’t, I would regret it. So, I bought it.
I fired it up a few days ago. It worked like a charm. It’s about the same cooking area as my Weber Smokey Joe, one of my favorite grills. Perfect for a picnic or lunch for 1 or 2. It’s portable, and light. A bit too light in that the metal is pretty thin, so I don’t expect it to last a lifetime. It had been used a few times, which surprised me. A lot of times people get these kinds of collectibles and never use them. If you ever see me buy a grill and not use it (which reminds me…. I haven’t used the 1960s fireplace grill I found), slap me. Gently, but still slap me.
Turns out this grill is actually part of a picnic set put out by Coca Cola (I have not found out the year yet) that also included a small cooler and grill tool set. So, I’m on a mission now to get the rest of the set. Who knows, maybe I’ll find it at the next antique mall we visit.
Also check out my vintage 1977 Li’l Smoker BBQ grill.