May is National BBQ Month (it’s also the month that the “Outdoor” and “Travel” blog categories have been consolidated, hence this blog on grilling)… and what better reason to fire up the grill than to celebrate Mother’s Day. After all, isn’t Mother’s Day the official mom’s-not-allowed-in-the-kitchen-so-dad’s-cooking day? In my family Mother’s Day always meant grilled steaks, chops, chicken or hamburgers ala dad. But, if you are like my husband, you may opt to leave the cooking to others… but he’s not alone. In fact, the second Sunday in May is one of the busiest days for restaurants. So what do you do if you want to give mom a great grilled dinner, but don’t want to haul out the charcoal yourself? Make reservations at a Weber Grill Restaurant.
A trip to Weber Grill Restaurant is one you will be talking about well after the plates are cleared. Practically everything on the menu (save for the beverages and some starch options) is grilled. From steaks and hickory roasted prime rib, slow smoked BBQ to charcoal-fired burgers, grilled seafood and grilled veggies. They even offer a grilled fruit dessert. The best part (especially if you have children): you can watch all the menu options being seared right in front of your eyes. The restaurant’s open kitchen allows diners the opportunity to watch chefs prepare their meals on authentic Weber charcoal kettles.
What’s more, during the month of May you can gorge on grilled goodies and help young burn victims at the same time. A portion of the restaurant’s proceeds will benefit the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s Burn Camp for Children. The summer camp provides the setting for young burn survivors to share their common experiences with other children without feeling self conscious about their scars. For one week a year the camp allows kids to just be kids and not have to worry about being stared at or being considered “different.”
Weber Grill Restaurants are located in Illinois, but don’t fret. If you still want to treat mom to a grilled feast, but don’t want to break a sweat over an open flame yourself, check your local phone book. It is filled with listings for restaurants that allow you to grill your own meal or have someone grill it for you. If your mom is anything like mine, as long as she doesn’t have to cook it, chances are she’ll enjoy eating it. Happy Mother’s Day!