Every year, we hold a Memorial Day BBQ with a different state theme.

The theme for 2017 is Illinois, in honor of the Cubs winning the World Series last year. Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, brownies and Old Style.

In previous years, we have celebrated:

  • New York (2013, Nathan's hot dogs, corned beef, chopped liver, black and white cookies and Manhattan and Bronx cocktails)
  • Michigan (lots of cherry themed items, coney dogs, Michigan beer)
  • Kentucky (2012, hot browns, burgoo, and of course, mint juleps!)
  • Alabama (NASA, Alabama slammers and that fine Southern cuisine)
  • Virginia (food from our local area, Virginia wines and beers)
  • Maryland (crab cakes, Berger cookies)
  • Florida (2014, gator, cheeseburgers in paradise)
  • North Dakota (2015, in honor of our neighbors who were moving to ND. Bison burgers were the hot item)
  • Arizona (2016, southwest tacos in fry bread, Arizona mule cocktails)