Couple outside with their grill: Cocoa Beach, Florida

Couple outside with their grill: Cocoa Beach, Florida - 1970

Today in Seattle it’s 28 degrees and frozen.  Makes me think of a big juicy steak on the patio!

Let’s face it: Nothing beats the good life of family and food. For centuries mankind has scorched their dinner over fire; and the 1960s upped the ante by adding space-age charm to the grilling process.  Check out these awesome shots from the decade where meat mattered.  Big time.

Barbequing on a pier boat: Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida

Barbequing on a pier boat: Weeki Wachee Spring, FL - 1961

Family camping and picnicking at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Family camping and picnicking at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park - 1966

Governor and Mrs. Collins enjoying barbecue at mansion: Tallahassee, Florida

Governor and Mrs. Collins enjoying barbecue: Tallahassee, Florida, 1960

Long Ago

Photo Credit: TTumlin (Creative Commons)

Photo Credit: BrownWindsor (Creative Commons)

Party Recipe Ideas (3), 1962

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YMCA Barbecue

YMCA Barbecue - 1965

YMCA Barbecue

YMCA Barbecue - 1965

Arbaugh's Restaurant, Washington, D.C.

Arbaugh's Restaurant, D.C. - 1968 / Photo Credit NaslRogues

1947 ... spam pineapple and bbq sauce!

Scan Credit: X-Ray Delta One

And check out these meaty gems, courtesy of Charm And Poise!

Turning Large Cuts of Meat

Festive Hamburger

My Back is Killing Me, Son.  These Hot Dogs Are Done.  Period.

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