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Top grilling tip: Grilling Shoes

This Father's Day, Dads everywhere will slip their feet into their trusty grilling shoes, yet they are often old, dingy, and smelly. That is why Ace Hardware is bringing a fresh, modernized twist to dad's dependable accessory with their own grilling shoe, revealed today with the announcement of the #AceIsTheFathersDayPlace Social Media Sweepstakes.

Ace Hardware is asking families to show off dad's current grilling attire, including their scruffy, worn, and torn grilling shoes on social media. On Father's Day, June 19, three lucky winners will be chosen at random to win the grand prize: state-of-the-art original grilling shoes made by The Shoe Surgeon; a grill from Weber, Traeger or Big Green Egg; and an Ace grilling swag bag.

As the top destination for the best grill brands and all grilling accessory needs, Ace Hardware is THE place for all of dad's grilling needs, and that now includes replacing his dirty, old grilling shoes that are typically found near the grill.

Created in collaboration with Dominic Ciambrone, founder of The Shoe Surgeon, the limited-edition Ace grilling shoes have all of the essentials and modernized upgrades that every dad deserves:

Bluetooth technology lets Dad order grill fuel and start his BBQ playlist with a click of a button;

Pre-smashed backs make them easier to slip into as dad goes in and out of the house to grill;

Heat-sensitive leather changes color while grilling, and

Cushy turf insoles help Dad stand and deliver in comfort.

RECIPES & Pro Tips:

The #AceIsTheFathersDayPlace Sweepstakes begins now and winners are announced on Father's Day, June 19. The prizes include:

Three (3) lucky grand prize winners will win: a pair of original grilling shoes

A grill from either Weber, Traeger or Big Green Egg;

An Ace swag bag full of grilling accessories.

Ten (10) second prize winners will win an Ace swag bag full of grilling accessories.

No purchase necessary for the sweepstakes, and for more information, full sweepstakes rules and to enter the sweepstakes, visit ACE.

RECIPES & Pro Tips:

Grilling Tips from Ace BBQ Expert Chef Jason Morse

Traeger – When creating smoke flavor in your food, start cooking at a smoke zone temperature between 165˚ F and 225˚ F to help build more smoke flavor, then get to the higher temperatures for the final sear

Weber – Don’t be afraid to grill at temperatures over 500˚ F, those temperatures help build that crust and give you that steakhouse quality sear

Big Green Egg – Want to take that rich and wonderful charcoal flavor to the next level? Add dry wood chips at the end of your cooking for a burst of finishing smoke OR add dry wood chunks during the cook the get more long sustained smoke

Best Recipes for Dad to try this Father's Day (full recipes available upon request)

Weber – the Perfect grilled Filet

Traeger – Smoked Crab Legs

Big Green Egg – Dual Zone Cooking – Ribeye Steak

One of my favorite cuts of Beef is the New York Strip Steak, for many reasons. I love the bite, the robust beef flavor and it’s one of the more than 30 lean cuts of beef too. Today we take our New York Strip steak on a reverse searing adventure for a truly beef-centric eating experience. Happy Cooking, Chef Jason Chef Jason K. Morse, CEC | Ace Hardware Grill Expert |, New York Strip Steak.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes. Cook Time: 60-80 Minutes

Grilled Crab Legs

Grab a couple pounds of the BIG crab Legs, some butter, a little garlic, a lemon and some rub-a-dub and let’s show them we mean business. Tasty, crabby business. This recipe is truly a life changer.

Prep Time: 5 minutes. Cook Time: 15-20 Minutes Rest Time: 5 Minutes

Grilled Tenderloin on the Weber Grill

Cooking a tenderloin can be daunting. Let us teach you how to get this done with little effort and high rewards. Prep time: 20 minutes – including trimming and seasoning

Cook time: 70-90 Minute cook time

"Ace Hardware is the preferred destination for grills and accessories, we are excited to celebrate Father's Day with a twist – these modern grilling shoes originally designed by the shoe surgeon," said Kim Lefko, Chief Marketing Officer of Ace Hardware. "Your local Ace Hardware has the best brands for the grill master in your house, Traeger, Weber or Big Green Egg. We love celebrating dads!"

"Today's modern dad," said Dominic Ciambrone, founder of The Shoe Surgeon,” thrives on the latest technology; he prioritizes being at home and spending time with his family and enjoys getting creative with recipes on the grill. With that, we constructed a shoe with Ace Hardware that was not only unique, but practical. Wearing these, the Ace grilling shoe allows dads to make their one-of-a-kind mark, both as a grill master and an all-star dad."

No purchase necessary for the sweepstakes, and for more information, full sweepstakes rules and to enter the sweepstakes, visit


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