It's Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial kickoff to summer.

It's time for friends and family to hang out while remembering those who lost their lives fighting for our great country.

We also do a bit of grilling during Memorial Day Weekend.

Whether you're an experienced master or a complete noob, almost everyone likes things hot off the grill.

For me, line a plate full of hot dogs, brats, Polish sausage, burgers, or boneless pork chops, and I'm in to win.

Most of all, though, I'll take a fine steak on the grill—Rib Eye, New York Strip, Filet Mignon, you name it.

If it's a steak, I've probably grilled it at some point in my adult life.

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For others, maybe it's vegetables on the grill.

I've made brussels sprouts and zucchini, and you know what? Both were pretty darn OK.

While I have grilled some shrimp, I typically avoid seafood on the grill for several reasons.

First, I don't care for it all that much, and second, I know just about no one in the family does either.

There isn't much demand for seafood at my house, so imagine my surprise when I saw that lobster was the most popular food to grill in Illinois.

Seafood platter. Grilled lobster, shrimps, scallops, langoustines, octopus, squid on white plate.
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Eat This, Not That! says, "Another place where seafood is on the menu this summer is Illinois. Lobster tails for all."

The foodie website says that in addition to the Land of Lincoln, Georgia, Connecticut, and Arizona are grilling lobster throughout the summer.

What about you? What is your favorite food to grill up throughout the summer? Tell us.

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