Lugging a gas grill to a park or beach cookout is going to be a headache, unless you have a big minivan and some able hands to help. That said, lots of folks like cooking in their backyard or back deck, and it’s far less likely that some thief (presumably a hungry one) will walk off with your lovely gas grill if it’s a pain to lug away. But for ball games and rooftop cookouts the Weber 10020 Smokey Joe Charcoal Grill is an ideal portable choice
Charcoal grills cook hotter.
You can burn wood in a charcoal grill, which gives you more flavor.
It’s easier to smoke in a charcoal grill.
Charcoal gives you the primal thrill of lighting and playing with fire.