Both my dad and my husband (father to our 2-year-old daughter) are meat-and-potato guys at heart. This is not to say they don’t love fresh vegetables and seafood and fruit. But if I’m planning a Father’s Day menu that I know they will love, it’s going to include meat. And potatoes. And ideally a summery day and a smoking grill. Rather than sticking to the same old burgers and potato salad, I thought I’d give each of them a little smoke and spice. This menu might appear to be classic, but each of these recipes has a little twist: deviled eggs with a hint of lemon, spicy beer cocktails, grilled potato salad with bacon, chili burgers with avocado, and even homemade burger buns. Finish the meal off with creamy orange-vanilla ice cream pops that the kiddos will also love.

Photos: Wendy Goodfriend

Deviled Eggs with Lemon and Herbs. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Recipe: Deviled Eggs with Lemon and Herbs
Chili burgers with Chipotle Mayo, Pepper Jack cheese, Roasted Green Chiles, and Avocado. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Recipe: Chili burgers with Chipotle Mayo, Pepper Jack cheese, Roasted Green Chiles, and Avocado
DIY Burger Buns fresh out of the oven. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Recipe: Homemade DIY Burger Buns
Grilled Potato Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Recipe: Grilled Potato Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Dreamy, Creamy, Orange and Vanilla Creamsicles. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Recipe: Dreamy, Creamy, Orange and Vanilla Creamsicles
Toasting with Micheladas - The Perfect Beer Cocktail. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend
Recipe: Spicy Micheladas

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