bobbyflayMemorial Day Weekend is upon us, and thus, the summer grilling season is officially underway. Of course, being the man that you are, you have the right, nay… obligation to grill year-round, but summer is the big show. In honor of the season, Gear Patrol and our friends at Food2 want to set you up with Chef Bobby Flay’s new cookbook Burgers, Fries & Shakes, as well as a set of his signature Mesa Grill Seasonings.

Flay is one of the undisputed masters of American grilling, thus he is well positioned to advise the rest of us flame-tested devotees on how to impress with these classic comfort foods.

Hit the jump and enter to win.

Want to know more about the book? Here’s what it has to say for itself:

After a long day spent in one of his restaurants or taping a television show, what Bobby Flay craves more than anything else is… a crusty-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside burger; a fistful of golden, crisp, salty fries; and a thick, icy milkshake. Given the grilling guru’s affinity for bold flavors and signature twists on American favorites, it’s no surprise that he has crafted the tastiest recipes ever for this ultimate food trio.

Though he doesn’t believe in messing with delicious certified Angus chuck (just salt and pepper on the patty–no “meatloaf” burgers here), Bobby loves adding flavorful relishes and condiments to elevate the classic burger. Once you’ve learned what goes into making that burger (from how to shape it so it cooks up perfectly to melting the cheese just so), go to town with Bobby’s favorite combinations of additions.

After you’ve mastered the burger, discover Bobby’s secrets to cooking up the best French fries–whether they’re fried, grilled, or oven roasted, or made from spuds, sweet potatoes, or even plantains–as well as homemade potato chips and onions rings. Wash it all down with a creamy shake, from Fresh Mint-Chocolate Speckled Milkshake to Blackberry Cheesecake Milkshake.

For outdoor summer bashes and casual weeknight meals that even the kids will get excited about, Bobby Flay’s Burgers, Fries & Shakes will share that bliss and remind you just why the burger is such a beloved American original.

Cost: $17

As for the Mesa Grill Seasonings Set, the winner will receive:

  • seasoningOne 9.7-oz. Mesa Grill Barbeque Sauce: Perfect for brushing on beef, lamb, pork, chicken and fish during the last minutes of cooking or grilling.
  • One 3.2-oz. Mesa Grill 16 Spice Poultry Rub: Rub generously on chicken, turkey or fish before cooking to add flavor and spice.
  • One 9.7-oz. Mesa Grill Steak Sauce: This sauce has bold, spicy and sweet flavors that are reminiscent of the Southwest.

Cost: $40

How to win all this goodness from GP and Food2:

Just leave a comment below with sharing your grilling game plan. What will you be scorching this holiday weekend? What’s the best grilling tip you use or have innovated? What are the specs on your fire-breathing, flesh-charring equipment? You know, all the dirty details. We’ll pick a winner on Wednesday, June 4th and send out your swag post haste.

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