Fire Up the Grill on Father's Day; A Host of Ways to Celebrate Dad as "King of the Grill"

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With Father’s Day only a few days away, make plans to honor Dad with something he will enjoy! A casual day outdoors with his family – grilling and enjoying his favorite food and beverage. Make Dad King of the Grill for the day! Statistics from will help plan the menu and provide the “Top Eleven Ways to Celebrate Dad as King of the Grill.”

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Web traffic declares "surf and turf" the winner for Father's Day.

According to, the leading online grilling and barbecue magazine and mobile app, fathers like to grill – so what better way to honor Dad than to help him to be “King of the Grill” on Father’s Day.

“Families often want to take Dad to a restaurant for Father’s Day, but why force Dad to get dressed up?” said Steve Wilson, co-founder of “We want to give families a way to celebrate with Dad by letting him do what he enjoys – grilling his favorite meal.”

These statistics from past Father’s Day visitors to may help plan your menu:

  •     37% looked for ideas and instructions to grill or smoke red meat.
  •     18% wanted to grill seafood
  •     14% were interested in grilled or barbecued pork
  •     9% were after grilled chicken
  •     Only 4% cared enough about their veggies to search the site. is offering several ways to celebrate the day:

“Top Eleven Ways to Celebrate Dad as King of the Grill” This online article includes suggestions for making Dad feel special as he grills the family dinner. Here’s one way:

  •     Be the “Sous-Chef.” (that is, second in command and taking orders) Get all the ingredients ahead of time for Dad’s favorite meal.

A Sure Bet: Steak and Lobster With more than 50% of visitors to the site looking for steak or seafood, Dad will love if you give him “surf and turf” to grill. The authors of are highlighting special steak and lobster recipes they have tested and pronounced “fit for a King.”

A Perfect Gift for Dad Giveaway is offering a chance to win the Perfect Gift for Dad: a free new Weber One Touch Gold 22.5 Inch Charcoal Grill, a $100 gift card from Sears, Kingsford charcoal and other great grilling gear!

The Perfect Mobile Gift for Dad offers a mobile app that would make an inexpensive Father’s Day gift he will love. Grill-It! is available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, Android devices and iPad (Grill-It! XL). With Grill-It! you can browse and search grilling recipes on the go! With a new recipe added every week, Dad will never run out of new things to grill.

About Grilling Companion

Grilling Companion is the leading online grilling and barbecue magazine that brings together the passions of two self-proclaimed technology and food geeks. Through their innovative website ( and mobile application (Grill-It!), Tom Setzer and Steve Wilson share tested recipes, news, tips, and products about everything related to outdoor cooking. Follow Tom and Steve on Facebook or @grillcompanion.


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