BBQ season is here. It’s Memorial Day weekend, the first weekend of summer. Are you BBQing this Memorial Day? Or are you attending a BBQ? What’s on the menu and more importantly what’s on the playlist? You have to set the tone at whatever BBQ you are at and that’s going to start with the food and music.

A survey done by Zagat found the food that most people want to see on the menu. Starting with ribs, they reign #1, with 34% of people picking them as their favorite BBQ meat. Brisket follows at 28%, with pulled pork not far behind at 21%. I was shocked to see that when it comes to chicken and sausage, they come in at 3% and 1%. Dang, hot dogs didn’t even make the list. I have about 50 for my BBQ.

For sure don’t forget about the sides. The survey found that baked beans are the clear winner as a side, with 42% had them for their #1. Cornbread comes in at 26%, with potato salad not too far behind at 24%. Mac n cheese, a BBQ staple, comes in at 23%. What’s great about all of those sides is I can grab them at Costco already made! Shhh…! 😉

The BBQ you are hosting or attending is more than just the food it’s an experience. That’s why you have to make sure that you have the best playlist as well. SO whoever is connected to your Bluetooth speaker make sure they add these songs to their playlist.  After all, there’s nothing that brings people together like a slab of ribs and a cold beer, and a great song with awesome company. It sets the perfect vibe for a great BBQ to celebrate summer with your friends and family. Happy cooking and vibing.

  • "Living In America" - James Brown

  • "Chain of Fools" - Aretha Franklin

  • "The Star Spangled Banner (Live from Super Bowl XXV)" - Whitney Houston

  • "Free" - Prince

  • "War" - Temptations

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