But you can't always play host and cook. (Someone has to make conversation with the lonely Brazilian models who just flew in from Rio.)
In times like these, you can now turn to Miami Grill Catering, a new mobile barbecue service, now taking reservations.
Let's say you've decided to throw a small afternoon party for 40 of your closest friends. Call up MGC about three days in advance, and tell them which type of 'cue you've been jonesing for: there's the All American with baby back ribs, roasted chicken, and mac and cheese, the Cuban Cookout with roasted pork, yucca fries and fried plantains, or the Argentinean Parradilla with churrasco steak, chorizo and salad. (You can also mix and match, and if you're expecting calorie-counters, go for the Health-Conscious Cookout, with grilled chicken breast, plank salmon and grilled vegetables.)
Come fiesta day, the MGC crew will show up with all the essentials—grill, spatulas, plates, tables—and within 45 minutes the grilled meats will be ready for devouring. All for about $9 to $16 per person.
Or $1 to $5 per model.