Breakfast buffet: National barbecue day
July 4th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your grills - July 4 is (of course) National Barbecue Day!

What better way to celebrate this summery birthday for our country than gathering your loved ones in the backyard and sitting down to the cookout to beat all cookouts?

Whichever barbecuing mentality you buy into, get the grill going and rejoice in that sharp sizzle of your favorite meat or vegetables across the grate. You can dig a pit and have an old-fashioned barbecue, wheel out the grill or smoke chicken, pork or beef until it falls apart in your hands.

However you celebrate today, whether you're quaffing lemonade and frying chicken, serving grandma's famous baked beans and potato salad or shoveling down apple pie while watching a baseball game, enjoy the Fourth, best of all American traditions.

Happy Fourth of July, dear friends! May you enjoy your favorite foods with your favorite people, and of course, watch some fantastic Fourth fireworks.

What will you be doing and how will you be celebrating?  Tell us below!

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Jon's Musings

    Nothing beats good BBQ

    July 6, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  2. Marc Farris, Treasurer National Barbecue Association

    The photo is of grilling. The above two descriptions of ribs shrimp & fish are barbecuing [low & slow].

    Come to the National Barbecue association's annual meeting, in Dan Diego in 2012 to learn more–details at www.

    July 4, 2011 at 6:22 pm |
  3. Michele

    whiskey ribs, fried chicken, crab clusters, root beer beans, potatoe salad, cole slaw, corn, ice cream sundaes, and of course fireworks to top it off!!!!

    July 4, 2011 at 5:52 pm |
  4. seasport

    Slow smoked Baby backs, Fresh caught Prince William Sound Spot shrimp, Ling Cod, sockeye salmon on cedar planks, enough for all the kids and Grandkids!!!

    July 4, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
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