LABOR DAY BARBECUE
Summertime and the living is easy … One of the greatest luxuries of life is to be able to enjoy the comfort and beauty you have created at your home with friends and family. What better way to do so than with a relaxing barbecue; and even better, one in which you don’t have to do all the work? The secret ingredient to making the best burgers ever is a little dash of LA Spice!
Minimum effort is the key to success from the menu to the décor. The nice thing about summer entertaining is how little effort it takes to create an environment. You already have Mother Nature — all that is needed are a few sunflowers, a big vintage glass jar of freshly made lemonade and an abundant array of summer’s bounty.
Backyard barbecues… because sometimes staying home is the best holiday
The YumThe VibeThe DetailsThe Look
Big Fat Burgers
Starting with perfectly seasoned top grade beef, then add:
Cheddar, Swiss slices or blue cheese crumbles
Iceberg or arugula lettuce
Sautéed mushrooms and/or crumbled bacon
Bodacious barbecue sauce, chipotle mayo or garlicky Aioli
And … Big Fat Veggie Burgers
Our homemade veggie burgers are absolutely the best!!!
Backyard Barbecue Chicken Quarters
In a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce
Spiced-Up Barbecue St. Louis Style Pork Ribs
Rubbed first with our hot and peppery spice rub, then mopped with a brown sugar barbecue sauce. Sweet and hot!
Roasted Red Potato Salad
Sherry scallion dressing
Mediterranean Couscous and Lentil Salad
Mint, arugula, cherry tomatoes and feta
Lots and Lots of Grilled Vegetables
Berry Berry Salad
Mixed baby greens with strawberries, blueberries, goat cheese and candied walnuts in a berry balsamic vinaigrette
Pie and Ice Cream
Double cherry, spicy blueberry and peach cobbler hand pies
Homemade creamy vanilla ice cream
Is there anything better than the smell of a barbecue to set the summer vibe of chilling and grilling? If you have ever barbecued, you know it’s an art form. We bring our best barbecue chefs who are practiced at the art of smoky-flavor-to-juicy-meat ratio.
This Labor Day buffet boasts an Americana look with red, white and blue, and baskets filled with wildflowers as well as succulents. The setting is casual, with the burgers served with condiments on wood plank boards. Sides are served in simple white bowls. Even some of your own serving pieces can be mixed in to add your personal entertaining style. Really, anything goes when creating a look that instantly puts guests at ease. No standing on ceremony here. The only rule we have for barbecues is make sure you have some really big napkins!
Don’t forget the fruit and cheese! The beauty of summer fruit in all its glory can be displayed on a separate buffet for hors d’oeuvres. Or, mixed with some hearty vegetable dishes, can be a great way to make the vegetarians in your crowd happy. And note the eco-friendly plates on the left-hand side. These happen to be made from fallen leaves and are the only truly compostable disposable plate on the market. Very cool, and sure to make your party even hotter.