The ultimate Memorial Day weekend guide to eating, drinking, grilling and cooking

Check out these recipes, tips, products and events to have a holiday weekend to remember.


How to grill juicy, delicious chicken? How to prepare a whole dinner on the grill so there’s not lots of running back and forth to the kitchen? How to do the best job of grilling corn on the cob? Check out these tips and recipes from America’s Test Kitchen editor Tucker Shaw.

Female chefs in Atlanta are bosses behind the grill, and give their top tips for upping your grill game (your meat will stick to the grill no longer!)

Love your Big Green Egg? The company is headquartered here, and shares tips and recipes for getting the perfectly Big Green Egg-prepared food.

Looking for more books and recipes to up your grill game? Check out these barbecue tomes from well-known chefs here and here.

For juicy meat every time, start with a brine. Try this recipe for grilled pork chops.

What we enjoy about cookbooks is the way they shake up our cooking routine. Summer’s quintessential Caprese salad kicked up a notch by grilling the tomatoes? Cauliflower, the vegetable of the moment, grilled like a steak? And banana pudding deconstructed for the grill? We say, “Yes!”

Did you know that you can use black coffee in a marinade? Yes, coffee, the elixir of life, can also add new life to grill recipes.


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More food perfect for the holiday weekend

Man and woman can’t subsist on grilled meats alone.

These sweet and savory recipes take advantage of berry season and give you a reason to make this holiday red, white and berry.

Cool off with this recipe for King of Pops' strawberry pop.

Need more ways to cool down? Try these recipes for ice cream and these no-churn options.

What to drink to cool down

Beer, beer and more beer.

Try 12 Georgia-made IPAs and pale ales.

Check out six breweries that are changing the game in Georgia and beyond.

Not a beer fan? Try one of these wines, perfect for patio sipping.

Looking for something totally different? Try aloe liqueur Chareau.

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Check out these Memorial Day commemorations and events happening across Atlanta

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