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.