Etiquette Tuesday: Make Dad Proud!

[ 0 ] June 11, 2013 |


Thinking of grilling for Father’s Day??  This weekend when you fire up the grill keep this weeks Etiquette Tuesday in mind.  Thanks to Ripken Gourmet Burgers for these quick tips on how to make Dad’s day a cookout success!  Happy Father’s Day!

Great parties cater to children of all ages. Have some games on hand that require little to no skill. Some of our favorites are Nerf baseball, croquet, Frisbee golf and lawn darts – all guaranteed to liven things up.
The aromas of delicious food and allure of outdoor lights are sure to attract unwanted attention from mosquitoes, moths and other such uninvited guests. To keep things comfortable, light up the yard with citronella candles or torches. Keep a few umbrella-style food tents handy to keep bugs out of your dips, burgers, cakes and pies.
It can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to get things going. Fire up the grill far enough in advance so that it’s at just the right temperature when you’re ready to cook. If you will be grilling for a while, make sure you have enough charcoal to replenish the fire.
No party is complete without the right beverage. To keep things cool and lively, serve iced tea with fresh sliced peaches and mint. Don’t forget the beer. Fill the ice chest with an assortment of small batch craft brews. Whether local or imported, the adventure of tasting and comparing notes will spark conversation and provide new experiences for your guests.
Nothing beats the taste of a dry-aged Black Angus burger. Since you’ll want to have plenty on hand, and you don’t want to fuss with raw meat, keep a ready supply of Ripken Gourmet Burgers, made with Roseda Black Angus beef, in the freezer. When you’re ready to cook, take what you need and simply place them on the grill. It’s that easy.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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