Whether you’ve got a gas grill, an electric grill, an old-school barbecue, or a fire pit, summer means lighting it up and cooking outdoors. So get some friends together, grab your tongs and your spatula, and start working on the perfect char.
On your grill mark, get set, go.
Grilling season is on, and that means it’s time for the best burgers of the year. Who doesn’t love a smoky, juicy burger, sandwiched in a beautiful bun (like these brioche buns from Macrina Bakery) on an early summer night? Pick up a selection of our pre-made specialty burgers so everyone can find their favorite. Or if you’re looking for adventure there in the great outdoors, check out Force of Nature meats, and patty up some bison, elk, venison, or wild boar burgers.
If Father’s Day grilling sounds like more of a steak thing to you, try melting a pat of Marin Smoked Butter on yours when you pull it off the grill, for an extra hit of fire-inspired flavor. (You’re welcome, Dad.) If you’re butter lovers like we are, the flavor will just blow you away.
Salmon from our cold local waters transforms into tender, flavorful fabulousness on the grill, and this year we’re a little obsessed with a little Graza Sizzle Olive Oil drizzle over ours. Pro tip: try grilling it on a cedar plank from Wildwood Grilling.
Complement it with some sweet Brentwood corn, local asparagus, Our Own salads (insider tip: try the mandarin noodle salad, Greek orzo salad, Mexican street corn salad, North African farro salad, and vegan papaya salads. You won’t regret it.) Add our wine selections specifically for grilled foods—we taste a lot of different things to refine these selections for you, so check them out, and enjoy the magic of perfect pairing. Or keep it casual with a local grill-friendly craft beer.
Can your BBQ double as a pizza oven? Sure, why not. We like to top a pre-made crust with our deli’s own secret recipe pizza sauce, some flavor-rich fresh mozzarella and maybe some pepperoni from Italy. Or try making a Grilled Prosciutto and Fig Pizza topped with balsamic glaze.
More of a vegetable enthusiast? You’re going to love our Grilled Romaine Ceasar Salad recipe, with a little char to take the chill off the romaine and melt the parmesan just a bit. Mmmm.
A world of additional grilling options.
Take your grill party on a summer trip, with the global flavors of Our Own pork, chicken or vegetable skewers. We’re marinating these kebabs in cilantro lime, kalbi, yakiniku, or lemon garlic, for your grilling enjoyment. Or try Our Own split chicken marinated in Thai curry or tequila lime. Fraunheimer sausages are a cool new brand made from Wagyu beef and heritage pork, and SeeMore is a new woman-owned brand with sausage flavors like chicken parm, kale pesto, and chili verde.
Need a few more fiery ideas? Our culinary team has been working on them for you in their test kitchens (aka backyards.) Try some of these fun summer ideas next time someone says “Let’s grill out”:
Or just grab whatever’s in your fridge, give it a brush of olive oil, salt, and pepper, and give it a place on the grill. There’s no wrong way to do it, so go grill what you love, and love what you grill.