I personally think these grills are really cool! They are sleek and stylish. They would make a perfect focal point and conversation piece. They also give you the ability to cook on a flat top style of grill outdoors while still having an open flame to attract attention. The smell of wood, or charcoal, burning is very comforting like sitting around a camp fire. You also have the option of grilling your food directly over the coals and then moving it to the flat top side to finish. They are great for Japanese style grilling, where guests are given small portions of presliced raw meats and veggies. The guests then stand, or sit around the grill preparing their own treats. Making for great conversation.