Alabama Gaslight & Grill's vast selection of barbecuing accouterments has given chefs and backyard cooks the means to harness fire's cooking powers for nearly half a century. Ensure steak flavor stays firmly in tow with Kamado Joe natural hardwood lump charcoal ($19.95), or gussy up bun-bound fare with premier grilling chef Steven Raichlen's signature meat rubs ($7.95). Slider burger sets allow gastronomes to miniaturize their meals without purchasing hors d'oeuvre-sized portions or unstable shrink rays, comprising a specialized burger press, a grill basket that clutches nine sliders at a time, and a bun slicer ($29.95). Alternatively, equip flame-licked grids with cedar grilling planks, slabs designed to lend succulent creations a smoky, woodsy flavor ($9.95). A set of four stainless steel skewers can double as meat-impalers for building kabobs and crochet needles for knitting beef tenderloin scarves ($14.95).
It's easy to concentrate on the one service everyone knows Alabama Power provides: electricity. But the company has grown to encompass even more under its umbrella while contributing to the communities it serves. Technicians now come to neighborhoods not only to restore power to lights and remote-control Vin Diesel robots, but to diagnose and repair appliances and prepare for storms. In an effort to do right by their customers, the company also boasts a 99% reliability rate and makes efforts to spread the word about energy conservation.
Applico's lighting specialists and GE-authorized showcase dealers outfit homes and businesses with light fixtures and convenient home appliances. The skilled technicians can install an inventory of Satco bulbs and Texas fluorescents, brightening up both indoors and outdoors by adding soft mood lighting to dining rooms or fashioning signal lamps for low-flying superheroes in the backyard. The shop's cozy fireplaces from Monessen and Majestic warm living rooms and dens, and A/C equipment and water heaters maintain comfortable interior temperatures throughout the house. Carried alongside a full line of TVs, an arsenal of appliances from GE, including dryers, dishwashers, microwaves, and stoves, simplifies household chores.