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Coughing Neighbors Make Bay Area Rethink Outdoor Cooking

A Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker smoker in Alameda, Calif., on Jan. 16. The booming popularity of outdoor kitchens has increased the number of neighbors coughing and hacking from the smoke.
A Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker smoker in Alameda, Calif., on Jan. 16. The booming popularity of outdoor kitchens has increased the number of neighbors coughing and hacking from the smoke.

SAN FRANCISCO—The booming popularity of outdoor kitchens among homeowners in the San Francisco Bay Area has an increasing number of their neighbors coughing and hacking...

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