06/17/2012 11:36 am ET Updated Jun 18, 2012

Father's Day 2012: Grill Recipes For Dads Culled From Popular Chicago Chefs (PHOTOS)

There's no question that Americans--and Chicagoans especially--love throwing meat on a grill this season. And for many of the dads of this city, it's almost an art form.

In a recent cheeseburger-related survey, Kraft Singles found that 73 percent of us will be firing up a grill this season, and we're willing to bet that fathers will be doing a lot of the flipping.

It's no surprise that all that propane-fueled passion has spread to this foodie city's restaurants, with some of Chicago's top eateries reinventing the simple pork chop and steak rub. So as a gift to the dads of this city this Father's Day, we scored the inside details on the some killer grill-centric recipes from some of Chicago's most popular chefs.

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Father's Day Grilling Recipes

Flickr photo by mccun934.