Father’s Day gift guide

Father’s Day is this Sunday.  This year get Dad something he’ll actually like…and use.  I’ve assembled a list of foolproof options, $50 and under, just in time for June 15.  Check ’em out!


1.  Threads for Thought Heathered Hoodie // Nordstrom // $50

2.  Double Shot Press Mug // REI // $29.50

3.  Dubbel Boxx // Beerboxx // $46.68

4.  The Pregame // Mouth // $40

5.  Weber’s New Real Grilling // Weber // $24.95

6.  Business Card Case // Leatherology // $35

7.  Mini Bluetooth Speaker // iHome // $49.99

8.  Ultimate Suede Grilling Gloves // Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue! Bible // $22.99

Best ever homemade burger


For years my dad has been making his own burgers, affectionately dubbed, “Tommy Burgers”, they’ve always been a staple at family BBQs and events.  A good, homemade burger patty is hard to come by, many times they end up dry and bland.  Yesterday, for our Memorial Day celebration, we decided to take a stab at recreating the infamous Tommy Burger.  They were fantastic (as expected).  For added flavor, we spiced ’em up with garlic aioli, cheddar cheese and truffled mushrooms and served it on a buttery brioche roll.   Get ready to be wowed, this isn’t your average burger.  Here’s how to make ’em…


Ingredients //
1 lb. 80/20 ground beef
3/4 cup yellow onion, chopped
2 slices Italian bread, torn into small pieces
1 egg
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Directions //
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.  It works well to squish the mixture with your hands.   Form the mixture into four patties and refrigerate, covered in plastic wrap, for a least an hour, up to 24 hours before grilling.