Happy first official long summer weekend, everyone! We are here all weekend, for those barbeque emergencies. Here are the top three things you’ll want to have on hand for this weekend:
3. Good tongs. We like a long, stainless-steel set (16 inches is good) with a scalloped head. Sur la Table, Home Rule and Gina’s A Few Cool Hardware Stores usually have good options. Forget all the cute shapes and funny colors; you want function, and to be able to manage a hot, full grill.
2. Hot sauce. This weekend can feature lots of picnic food . . . that needs some kick. We’re big fans of having three or four different hot sauces on the table at any given meal. Rocklands’ Global Warming is a good booster for Cousin Lou’s potato salad (available at your favorite Rocklands or buy Global Warming sauce online).
1. A fresh bottle of Burn Cream MD for the summer. We are not affiliated with them in any way, just want to say this stuff works. And we’ve ALL hit a hot grill more than once.
Memorial Day hours: All open at 11 am. DC and Arlington will close at 9 pm; Alexandria and Rockville will close at 8:30 pm. And thank you to all who serve and have served.