Some sauces are simply made to set your mouth on fire — but this isn't the case with Dragon's Blood Elixir ($8). Made in small numbered batches from various peppers with a hint of local apple cider thrown in for good measure, it's a sure-fire cure for bland food — it even says so right on the label.
Treat yourself to a Father's Day sweet that won't make you look like a sissy with this Smokey Bacon Maple Bar Cake ($35). Measuring 14" x 10" and serving up to 12 people, this delicious blend of fresh raised dough, maple, and bacon can, alas, only be ordered from Frost Doughnuts, which pretty much limits this one to those in the Seattle area. Although if you ask your significant other really nicely perhaps you can score a homemade version this Sunday.
Make your summertime cookouts the stuff of legend with some Pat LaFrieda Burger Blends ($30-$35). As third-generation butchers, Pat LaFrieda supplies some of NYC's top restaurants with the same options as you'll find here, including a pork shoulder & beef burger blend, a brisket burger blend, a turkey burger blend, and the "Ultimate" blend of Black Angus chuck, brisket, and short-rib cuts. Patty, grill, and serve — and don't forget the beer.
Jerky aficionados and simple snackers alike should enjoy the tasty meat that comes from SlantShack Jerky ($10-$52). Available in grain- or grass-fed beef varieties, this artisanal snack can also be purchased in pre-formulated, Chef's Choice form, while more adventurous eaters can use the Build-a-Jerky tool to pick their own meat, marinade, rub, and glaze, resulting in a super-fresh product that's way beyond what you'll find bagged up at the local convenience mart.
Having a hard time balancing your cookie cravings while staying true to your new, Dan Benjamin-approved Paleo diet? You can do both with Caveman Cookies ($6-$18). Available in three flavors — oatmeal-raisin Original, coconut and macadamia-inspired Tropical, and hazelnut and chocolate Alpine — and in packs ranging from six to 24 cookies, they're the perfect reward for a hard day of proper caveman dieting.