It’s Cookout Season: Starter Pack for a Successful Backyard BBQ

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Across social media, there’s been an outcry over the gradual decline of the classic backyard cookout. Once a staple of summer in our communities, this time-honored tradition feels like it’s fading away. But not on our watch! This summer, we’re on a mission to SAVE THE COOKOUT.

Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or a first-time host looking to start a new tradition, we’ve got the essential starter pack to ensure your BBQ goes off without a hitch.

Add these items to your checklist to ensure a successful cookout:

Grill and Fuel

The Grill Let’s start with the most important piece of equipment – the grill. Propane is cool, but for that authentic smoked flavor you need a solid charcoal grill or smoker. Brands like Weber, Oklahoma Joe’s and Pit Boss are top-tier.

The Meats

Now for the star of the show – the meats! Stock up on your favorites, like juicy burgers, plump sausages, and maybe even a rack of ribs if you’re feeling ambitious. Don’t forget to grab some chicken too, because who doesn’t love a good BBQ chicken?

The Sides

No cookout is complete without some delicious sides. Grab some fresh produce for a crisp salad or some corn on the cob to grill up alongside your meats. And if you’re going all out, whip up some mac and cheese, baked beans, and potato salad. And you can’t forget the buns for those burgers and sausages!

Beverages, and Alcoholic Drinks

Keep your guests hydrated and happy with a cooler full of ice-cold beverages. From classic lemonade to grown-up libations like spiked lemonades or punches, make sure you’ve got something for everyone.

Comfortable Seating

Arrange sufficient chairs and tables to ensure guests can relax comfortably.

 Entertainment and a Fire Playlist

Create a lively atmosphere with a summer playlist. Curate a mix of old-school R&B, hip-hop, and neo-soul jams to set the vibe and keep the party going. Provide a moon bounce for kids and offer card games or dominos for everyone’s enjoyment.

Clean-Up Supplies

Simplify clean-up with ample trash bags, recycling bins, and wet wipes readily available.


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