King of the Grill

Viking's ritzy new smoker, plus a little gadget to monitor your grub, lets you achieve perfection

It's been a while since I used state-of-the-art technology to harass a neighbor. Readers of this column might recall how last fall, when I was locked in a race to build a better man cave than my friend's across the street, I abused my position as a consumer-electronics writer so I could invite my buddy Dorfman to come check out my magnificent new 65-in. laser-powered HDTV from Mitsubishi. Victory was mine, at least for the 15 days until I had to give the TV back.

But this spring, when I heard that an upcoming barbecue competition on our block would pit...

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