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Labor Day Barbecue Ideas

By Dena Zigun August 30, 2018

Labor Day Weekend marks the last long weekend of the summer. The school year has started, and it’s time to say goodbye to those lazy summer days. There’s no better way to end the summer than with a big backyard barbecue.

Here are some ideas for changing up your BBQ this weekend:

Fire up the Grill

For the main course, spice things up with seasoned burgers and kabobs that are ready to grill. Or offer a menu of homemade kabobs with different marinades, proteins and vegetables. Make several choices for your gathering or give guests of all ages the chance to mix and match their own. It’s a fun way to please even the pickiest eaters.

Stop by our meat department for our Certified Angus Prime Grinds. We offer Prime Grinds as 85% and 90% lean ground beef, and made into Pub Burgers, Sliders, and six mouth-watering flavored patties: Mushroom & Swiss, Onion & Pepper, Bacon, Bacon & Cheddar, Cracked Black Pepper and Steakbomb. With a combination of Pepperoni, Onions, Green and Red Peppers, Mushrooms and Provolone, Steakbomb is prime burger meets pizza meets Italian sub, all rolled into one. And try our newest flavors, Beef Chorizo and our Capri Burger, with Sundried Tomatoes, Basil & Mozzarella.

For hot dogs, find Kayem Fenway Franks and Monster Dogs in the deli.

Summer Sides

Stop by our deli to pick up your favorite summer sides and salads. From our own Homemade Seafood Salad  or Red Potato Salad to old favorites such as All Natural Cole Slaw and Homemade Potato Salad, there are options for everyone at your party.

Don’t Forget the Produce

On the side, savor sweet summer corn on the grill with a variety of flavorful toppings. Cover with a creamy mayo with parmesan and basil or go Mexican style with queso fresco and chipotle chile powder.

Find new ways to enjoy the bounty of tomatoes in the produce department, from panzanella salad to homemade Bloody Marys. Or savor summer tomatoes well into the fall by making your own homemade ketchup in a slow-cooker!

For dessert, feature juicy berries, with a blend of raspberries, blackberries and blueberries without covering up their naturally sweet flavors! Bring a touch of sophistication the berries with zabaglione – an Italian whipped custard sauce – and serve in a martini glass. Bring home a new S’mores Pie from Our Bakery and heat it up in the oven or on the grill.

You can’t have a cook-out without some sweet, juicy watermelon. Enjoy it as is, or incorporate it into exciting new salads, salsas or sweet treats using this recipe for Watermelon Blueberry Pops or any of these great ways to serve watermelon.

No Time to Cook?

If you’ve decided last minute to host a Labor Day get together, we’ve got you covered there as well! Our Hot Bar has plenty of BBQ Favorites like Pulled Pork, St. Louis Ribs, and Mom’s Baked Beans, all hot and ready to serve so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time soaking up the last of the summer sun.

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