4 Ways Dad Can Cook in Style This Father’s Day

Father’s Day, backyard barbecue

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and there’s nothing dad loves more than firing up the grill and feeding the masses. But when his barbecue skills are “on point”and his grill station is not, it might be time to help him with an upgrade.

We’re going to dive into four areas of the backyard barbecue experience that dad might need some help with:

  • Portable Grills
  • Ceramic Grill Smokers
  • Grill Islands
  • Outdoor Cooking, Living, and Dining

Portable Grill Pits

For the on-the-go dad who likes to move where the action is, a portable grill might fit the bill. Gone are the clunky grill pits of your childhood. Today’s grills feature sleek design and built-in prep spaces, all constructed with durable, weather-resistant materials. Technological advances in grilling allow your pit to light and heat faster, and many offer the versatility to do everything from grilling and searing to roasting, baking, and smoking.

Portable Grill Pits

Ceramic Grill Smokers

Ceramic kamado-style charcoal grills are all the rage these days. If your Pops loves aroma and flavor created by natural wood charcoal, this may be the grill for him! Whether he’s doing low-and-slow like a brisket, or “fast food” like burgers, the built-in air flow systems make cooking a breeze. Can’t decide which one to choose? Many outdoor kitchens now do double duty and include both gas and charcoal grills.

Ceramic Grill Smokers

Grill Islands

Make dad the star of the show this Father’s Day with a grand grill island set up featuring a wrap-around bar and plenty of seating for his many fans. Grill islands come with a wealth of optional amenities – from side burners and fridges to prep and serve space. But if you don’t have a shady spot to place it, be sure to include a papa-pleasing built-in umbrella stand to help him beat the heat.

Grill Islands, Outdoor Cooking

Outdoor Cooking, Living, and Dining

If your dad’s mantra is “go big or go home” it just might be time to make an investment in an outdoor kitchen and living space. With the plethora of durable, weather-resistant materials – from fabrics to furniture, flooring to countertops – and cooking equipment and accessories specifically designed for outdoor use, you’ll have everything you need to make outdoor living your focus all summer long.

Tip #1:

A firepit may be the perfect gift for the dad who has everything. Grab a few chairs and gather around to show appreciation for the man with the plan.

Tip #2:

Grill setup is often available for a small additional fee if you want to make sure your #1 guy gets a full day of rest.

This Father’s Day, trade-in the standard mug and thousandth tie for a gift that will set dad up for some outdoor R & R.

Date Published:

June 13, 2018