The age-old question is upon us again: What do I get Dad for Father’s Day? (Psst … Dad’s special day is Sunday, June 21, if you haven’t been paying attention to the calendar much during the pandemic.)

If he likes to grill, then you’re in luck this year. Restaurants across the suburbs are offering Father’s Day grilling kits featuring favorite cuts of meat for Dad (or you) to cook at home over an open flame. Many of the kits throw in prepared sides, seasonings, condiments and desserts to boot. Really, it’s a win-win, except that someone will have to be on cleanup duty (let Dad sit that one out on Sunday).


601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, (847) 777-6878,

When: Orders must be placed via Tock by 5 p.m. Thursday, June 18, for pickup between 2 and 5 p.m. Friday or Saturday, June 19-20.

What: To honor dads on Sunday, Saranello’s is offering a Father’s Day Grill Kit for four that includes boneless grill-ready rib-eye steak with a signature spice rub, shrimp and zucchini kebab, marinated wild salmon with a cedar plank, Italian sausages with roasted peppers and rolls, corn on the cob, and ready-to-bake mac and cheese for $100. Also available to order is the Spiked Arnold Palmer Kit for four that includes iced tea, housemade lemonade and a bottle of Basic Vodka for $35. The cocktail kit, which must be ordered via Tock by noon Saturday, June 20, will be available Friday through Sunday, June 19-21.


1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, (847) 657-6363; 235 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, (847) 279-7900; 232 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 586-9000; 1250 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 995-0100;

When: Order now for pickup from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Oak Brook, Lincolnshire and Glenview and from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Schaumburg.

What: If Dad would rather spend Father’s Day at home, Wildfire’s Filet Grill Kits might be just the ticket. For $120, the kit includes four filet mignons, four Parmesan crusts, a bottle of Wildfire backyard marinade, redskin mashed potatoes, balsamic roasted vegetables, homemade cornbread and Key lime pie.