Friday, June 19, 2009



WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grilled steak and barbecue ribs are the sure fire winners for a perfect meal for Dad, according to a new poll conducted by the American Meat Institute. More than four in ten (42 percent) Americans chose steak and 14 percent chose barbecue ribs as the best dishes for dad on Father's Day.

According to the poll of 1,000 Americans on May 16, hamburgers (13 percent) rounded out the top three meals. Meat dishes dominated the top picks, while veggie burgers were selected by just 2 percent of respondents. Other meat picks that Dads love include: barbecue chicken, grilled pork chops and grilled lamb chops.

If anything represents a threat to traditional marriage, it ain't gays getting hitched. It's women cooking veggie burgers for their husbands on Father's Day.

And, the folks making up that 42% of the respondents picking steak have obviously never been over at my place for my slow-cooked spare ribs.