It’s patio season in West Michigan, and whether you’re hitting the local bar for lunch happy hour or grilling in your backyard, you’re surely trying to make the most of this blissful stretch of time in the summer when it’s actually warm enough to be outside in Michigan. We hate to remind you of the inevitable changing of the seasons coming in only a few months, but time is of the essence—if you haven’t thrown an epic summer barbecue just yet, what are you waiting for?

Brann’s has established a reputation as Michigan’s Original Sizzle, selling all-American bar and grill food to steak and burger lovers since the first location opened in Grand Rapids in 1960. Now serving thousands of Michiganders from a variety of convenient locations, we have some suggestions to help kickstart the best night of your summer. What should you add to your grocery list?

Smoked Bacon

Mouth-watering and delicious atop your favorite burger, smoked bacon is one of our perennial favorites. Smoked to perfection, bacon is an all-American classic that never gets old and takes the Original Sizzle to the next level.

Kentucky Bourbon Sauce

Add a gourmet touch to your sizzler with a splash—or more—of this delicacy. Ideal for those nights when you’re craving a slightly richer flavor, Kentucky bourbon sauce is one of our secret weapons.

Cooking Wine

You can’t have a barbecue without some starters alongside the main sizzlers. For an extra flavorful side, we recommend spiking a side of grilled mushrooms and onions with white wine.

There are numerous Brann’s locations across the Grand Rapids area. Whether you’re a newcomer to the area or a lifelong resident, you can find us everywhere from Caledonia to Holland and beyond.