Your Perfect Grill Season Menu, Based on Your Favorite Music

The sun is coming out, so you know what that means… It means that the grill is coming out, too! We’ve waited all year for this—grill season! Whether it’s Memorial Day weekend, the 4th of July, or a laid-back summertime Saturday afternoon, there’s nothing better than that smokey, fresh-off-the-grill experience.

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Crank up the tunes and start your grill.

Just like how someone can create the perfect playlist to listen to, we’ve created the perfect mix-and-match menu for you, based on your favorite type of music. Classic rock, country, top 40, reggae, and r&b—do we have your ideal menu pegged?

The Classic Rock Grilling Menu

If you like bands like Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Doors, then this hand-picked grilling menu is for you. Just like the your taste in music, this grill menu is classic and will make you want to let your hair down and loose.

The beef filet with bacon jam defies boundaries, just like rock n’ roll, by combining savory and sweet flavors. The potato salad uses purple potatoes—which is super rock n’ roll. And the pound cake by Sammy Hagar is a rockstar’s lick-your-fingers, dream-come-true.

Main: Beef Filet with Bacon Jam

Side: Grilled Purple Potato Salad

Dessert: My Baby’s Pound Cake  

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The Country Music Grilling Menu

Replace your rainy umbrellas with sun-brellas and take out your solo-red cup for a great time! If you like country music, then you will definitely like this menu. We know that country music lovers are people who like to have a fun time, and these meal kits will surely keep that party going.

The ancho chili hanger steak gives a fiery kick with each bite, and we know how much the southern steaks love a good, fiery pizzazz. The grilled street corn is a classic, but with a twist, as it’s grilled and slathered with mayonnaise, and then topped with Parmesan cheese and chili powder. End your feast with a good ‘ol fashioned s’more, baked in a cupcake form.

Main: Ancho Chili Hanger Steak

Side: Grilled Street Corn

Dessert: S’mores Brownie Cupcakes

Top 40 Hits Grilling Menu

If you listen to Top 40 Hits then we can assume that you’re the type of person who’s always up on the latest trends, you know how to have a good time, and you’re possibly always the life of the party. We have the perfect grilling menu for you. Enjoy these meal kits while listening to Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, or The Weekend.

The togarashi seared ahi tuna is as fresh as the newest summer hit. The grilled bread that comes with the Caprese salad is a great tool to scoop up the delicious dressing. And the white chip lemon bars are the perfect balance of citrus and sweet flavors.

Main: Togarashi Seared Ahi Tuna

Side: Caprese Salad with Grilled Bread

Dessert: White Chip Lemon Bars

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Contemporary R&B Grilling Menu

Maybe you want a smooth grilling experience to complement your smooth taste in music. If so, we’ve got the mix-and-match menu of your dreams. You can prep, grill, and enjoy these choices while listening to your favorite jams. If Usher, Alicia Keys, and Mary J. Blige were at your outdoor event, this would be the menu they’d favor.

The grilled salmon has a sweet and savory glaze that’s as tantalizing in taste as your favorite R&B song is in rhythm. The kale and farfalle pasta salad features sundried tomatoes and goat cheese, thereby creating a delicious layer of complex flavors. And the vanilla cheesecake is as smooth as Stevie Wonder’s vocals.

Main: Grilled Salmon with Sweet & Savory Glaze

Side: Grilled Kale & Farfalle Pasta Salad

Dessert: Vanilla Cheesecake

Hip-Hop Music Grilling Music

If you really want some food with flavor to match the rhythm, beats, and lyrical form of your favorite hip-hop music, then turn up the speaker and get ready for this menu. We put together a mix-and-match menu that has as much flavor as Kendrick Lamar as flow.

The grilled baby back ribs are very appropriate because, well, baby got back, of course. The baked sweet potato fries are everything that French fries wish they were. And the mixed berry and mascarpone pie is juicy, creamy, and oh-so-delectable.

Main: Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Side: Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Dessert: Mixed Berry & Mascarpone Pie

What’s on your grilling menu?

What’s on your ideal grilling menu? On what occasions do you like to spark the grill? What kind of music do you like to listen to when you cook and when you eat? Start the conversation. Share your comments and questions with us by posting below.

Hungry for more? Create your own grilling experience when you build a menu with us: mains, sides, and desserts.