15 Grilling Stories To Inspire You On Father's Day

Today is a famous grilling holiday known to some as Father's Day. Nah, we're kidding. Dad's the most important person today, but the person at the grill gets the silver medal. Gold medal if it's Dad, obviously. Here's a collection of our favorite grilling stories to get you inspired (or just really excited for the backyard to smell so good). Happy Father's Day, enjoy!

Whimsical Grilling with Leif Hedendal

Over the next two months we'll be taking a, shall we say, laid-back look at the California lifestyle with the help of our sponsor Hangar 1 Vodka. This series, Grilling It Up, is a look at some classic Cali grillables (read: not your ordinary grill fare) along with fantastically paired Hangar 1 cocktails.


Grilling With Sammy Hagar: Emeril, Tequila And Tubesteaks With The Scorpions

Sammy Hagar is boys with rock-n-roll chefs like Mario Batali, Emeril and Guy Fieri. But as we find out, there's only one cook in his kitchen. Read on...

City Grills: 7 Smart Designs For A Better Urban BBQ Experience

There are a lot of advantages to living in the city, but having a backyard large enough to accomodate a big-ass rolling grill isn't one of them. Thanks to these seven innovative designs, there's no reason not to master the art of the grill this summer. Check 'em all out here.

Buying Guide: 12 Grills For Every Backyard Scene

As the weather warms up in most parts of the country, the clock starts ticking on outdoor grilling season. This means one thing: If you don't already have a beautiful hunk of metal in your yard (or on your fire escape), it's time to find the grill that's right for you. This guide, covering 12 grills for 12 grilling personalities, might just help.

12 Grilling Accessories To Help You Reach The Backyard Big Leagues

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, it's time to raise our tongs in solidarity. Grilling season is here, and while we've already given you a pretty knockout guide to buying a grill, you still need the accessories to get the job done. Here are 12 good ones to keep in mind.

Here's Everything You Need To Know For Grilling Crisp, Delicious Sausages

A Comprehensive Guide To Grilling Fish

Don't be afraid to grill that fish.

Introducing The Food Republic Titans Of Grilling

What do Tom Colicchio, Bobby Flay, Linton Hopkins and Marc Vetri have in common? They are all great chefs, to be sure, but now, as part of Food Republic's annual Grilling Month, they have reached new heights. Behold, the Titans of Grilling, an illustrated guide to their expert advice about cooking outdoors. 

Grilling God: José Enrique Loves Oily Fish, Wants You To Invest In A Caja China

No Puerto Rican chef has received more national acclaim than José Enrique. The twice James Beard-nominated chef plans to open his second restaurant, El Blok, on the picturesque island of Vieques in June. The restaurant's menu will have an emphasis on whole grilled local fish and meats. We caught up with Enrique to kick off Grilling Month with some fish grilling tips and a simple plantain preparation sure to wow the masses at your next backyard grill out. Read on.

Weekend Drinking Assignment: Fire Up The Grill, Drink These Beers

These beers are perfect for grilling season.

Grilling God: Jenn Louis On Being An Opportunivore This BBQ Season

Chef and restaurateur Jenn Louis

Grilling God: All Chris Lilly Wants Is For You To Get Your Pork Temperature Right

Chris Lilly is emphatic about grilling fish. Chris Lilly, the man behind the Ole Hickory at Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Cue in Decatur, Alabama and a legend on the competition barbecue circuit — he's taken first place pork (a very serious thing) a record seven times at the Memphis In May World Championships. Chris Lilly, he who popularized Gibson's trademark white barbecue sauce, an Alabama classic with a legion of sauce junkies around the country. This guy wants to talk about seared trout? So it goes with a modern pitmaster. 

Grilling God: Aarón Sánchez Loves Skirt Steak, Jamming Out To The Alabama Shakes

Widely acknowledged as one of the country's leading contemporary Latin chefs, Aarón Sánchez has become a household name since starring as a judge on Food Network's hit show Chopped. While the celebrity chef has amassed quite the fan following thanks to a blossoming television culinary career, it's his food that does the real talking. Sánchez took some time out to give us some summer grilling tips.

7 Commandments For Grilling A Perfect Sausage

3 Ways To Light Your Grill: Charcoal Briquettes vs. Lump Charcoal vs. Wood

You can pass on the gas and try these three alternative ways to start your fire.