A celebration of the meats and drinks of summer, including the latest crop of excellent burgers, Seattle’s regional barbecue scene, and the Hot Dog Decider.

In This Feature:

Grilling the Butchers

We asked local butchers—what do you like to put on the ­barbecue?

06/14/2013 By Cassandra Callan

Meats of Summer: Burgers, Brats, and BBQ

Burgers and hot dogs we love, a lesson in regional barbecue styles, and a road map for sausage lovers.

07/01/2013 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion With Josh Feit

Seattle Hot Dog Decider

You need a hot dog. We can help.

07/01/2013 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion

Pookey’s Prime Ribs at the Barbeque Pit

A dude named Pookey is giving Seattle a barbecue culture.

07/01/2013 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion

The Brisket King of Seattle

Jack Timmons went to barbecue camp. Jack Timmons learned to make crazy good brisket.

07/01/2013 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion

Seattle’s Best French Fries

Here are 15 of our favorite places to experience the glory that is French-fried potatoes.

07/01/2013 Research by Erica Thompson