Remember when all those clay Mexican fire pits started popping up in the unlikeliest neighbors' back yards? You don't see many of them anymore, do you? Turns out nobody checked on St. Louis winters before hauling them across the border, and they cracked. If you're still hankering for that amorphous internal-organ adobe look, the metal magicians at LeLu have found a cast-aluminum version that'll last through the next Ice Age. They also have squares and circles: heavy-duty fire pits that weigh 75-120 pounds and won't slide off your deck in a sleet storm. The Tahoe, a huge circular fire pit that's just begging for friends and family to gather round it, comes with a kettle hook for a pot of hot cocoa and a long poker and grate to make a couple dozen burgers and dogs at once. You can pretend you're roughing it.