The Best Recipes for Your Summer Parties

When Weber Grill Master Kevin Kolman hosts a block party, the whole neighborhood knows the food is going to be fantastic. You can follow his lead in your own backyard.


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Kevin Kolman's Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

Kevin Kolman's Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

Photo by John Kernick

Photo by John Kernick

Aficionados of the Chicago-style hot dog insist on an all-beef frankfurter on a poppy seed bun topped with sport peppers, a dill pickle spear, diced onion, tomato slices, fluorescent-green sweet pickle relish, yellow mustard and a dusting of celery salt—no substitutions and no additions allowed. We heard about a guy who once tried adding ketchup. Let’s just say he didn’t suggest it again.

Makes 8
Prep 10 m
Grill 5 m

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Best on the Block Baby Back Ribs

Best on the Block Baby Back Ribs

Photo by John Kernick

Photo by John Kernick

Makes 8 - 10
Prep 30 m
Cook 20 m
Stand 30 - 60 m
Grill 180 m

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Lemon-Dill Shrimp

Lemon-Dill Shrimp

Photo by John Kernick

Photo by John Kernick

Prep 15 m
Marinate 30 m
Cook 10 m
Grill 2 - 4 m

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Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette

lemon-dill vinaigrette

Photo by John Kernick

Photo by John Kernick


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Corn on the Cob with Basil-Parmesan Butter

Corn on the Cob with Basil-Parmesan Butter

Photo by John Kernick

Photo by John Kernick

Makes 4
Prep 10 m
Grill 10 to 15 minutes

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Triple-Play Barbecued Chicken

Triple-Play Barbecued Chicken

Photo by John Kernick

Photo by John Kernick

Makes 4 - 8
Prep 30 m
Cook 25 m
Grill 45 m

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Santa Maria Tri-Tip Sandwiches

Santa Maria Tri-Tip Sandwiches

Photo by John Kernick

Photo by John Kernick

Makes 6
Prep 20 minutes, plus 15 minutes for sauce
Refrigerate 3 to 24 hours
Grill 25 to 35 minutes

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Tri-Tip Barbecue Sauce

Tri-Tip Barbecue Sauce

Photo by John Kernick

Photo by John Kernick


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Peach and Blue Cheese Bruschetta Drizzled with Honey

Peach and Blue Cheese Bruschetta Drizzled with Honey

Photo by John Kernick

Photo by John Kernick

Makes 4
Prep 10 m
Grill 8 m