Everyone knows that the best part of summer is the food. There's nothing like fresh fruit in the sun or ice cream on a scorching hot day. But, the real euphoria of summer food paradise lies elsewhere: Grilling. It's the perfect way to bring family and friends together for a meal that is guaranteed to make you roll home.

Not every BBQ is DIY though, it takes a lot of effort to try to one up your uncle who has been at this for 25 years. No fear, Spoon has your back. We've got the best and easiest additions to your summer cookout to make sure you have the most memorable meal of the summer. 

Get your tools:

corn, sausage
Bernard Wen

OXO Good Grip Grilling Tong is a must have if you want to be flipping burgers like a pro. Don't be the person who tries to grill with forks and knives. Bring in the big guns-- it will make you look like you know what you're doing, even if you don't.  

The Great Scrape Wooden Shovel is another one of those pro looking tools that actually isn't hard to use. This gadget helps you scrape the crust off the grill so you can go back-to-back with your backyard bashes. 

Grab the meat:

meat, pork, ham, bacon
Jocelyn Hsu

Hormel Always Tender Pre-seasoned dry rub meat lets you skip the butcher shop and spice section. Throw these bad boys right on the grill and get cooking.

Jennie-O Turkey Burgers will impress even your most stubborn BBQ critics. Not everyone is a burger lover, but these are sure to bring out the meat-lover in everyone. 

Lloyd's BBQ Meats is one of the nation's leading "heat and eat" products. These restaurant quality meats will turn your backyard into a five star dinning experience.  

Spice it up:

cereal, pepper, herb, cumin
Sarina Raman

Spiceologist Cowboy Crust Espresso Chile Rub brings everyone's favorite things together: spice and coffee. You can't go wrong with this zesty mix and its unique flavors.

Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank is a superior kitchen tool that can add a world of flavor to your dishes. Used heated or chilled, this is the must have second stop for your grill items before they hit the plate.  

Get saucy:

pork, chili, sauce
Claire Waggoner

Momofuku Hot Korean Ssäm Sauce gives the classic all-American cookout a twist. David Chang's famous flavors can add a kick to your BBQ like never before. This refined sauce brings you trend points as well because Momofuku is all the rage right now. 

Sweet Baby Ray's Original BBQ Sauce is the classic American BBQ helper. Irresistibly savory with every burger, hotdog and whatever else you've shoved on the grill.  

The grand finale:

happy hour, drunk, glasses, cheers, wine, coffee, beer, tea
Jaime Wilson

Trader Joe's Cold Brew Latte Dessert Bars bring the perfect conclusion to your incredible meal. Creamy and cold, these pops are packed with flavour and class. No more pink popsicles, you're adulting!

Make sure to have your wine cupboard stocked up as well. Check out this wine pairing article to keep your BBQ crew properly hydrated.