Your Memorial Day weekend guide to grilling, eating and drinking

Here are the best tips for summer grilling favorites. (Dreamstime)

Credit: Dreamstime

Credit: Dreamstime

Here are the best tips for summer grilling favorites. (Dreamstime)

Have you really experienced Memorial Day weekend if you haven’t grilled out? Get ready for your barbecue with these recipes, tips and products.

Grilling recipes, tips and books to read

Try making smash burgers at home with tasty condiments with these recipes from metro Atlanta chefs.

Food writer Mark Bittman’s book, “How to Grill Everything,” provides tips and recipes for grilling, including how not to overcook chicken and the best way to grill fish.

Female chefs in Atlanta are bosses behind the grill, and give their top tips for upping your grill game (you 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.

Try something a little different with these recipes for grilled skewers, spiedini and shawarma.

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

More grilling, products to buy

Quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger with these products.

Check out these drinks and a dip and desserts for a tasty holiday.

Take your grilling game to the next level with these three products.

A biodegradable grill, lump charcoal and dairy-free desserts will make your holiday sing.

What to make if it rains

It's always a good idea to have a Plan B in case rain makes grilling outside too difficult.

Ditch the grill and get acquainted with your:

 Mary Mac's Potato Salad/ AJC file photoL

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Credit: Yvonne Zusel

Can't-miss side dishes, desserts

Elevate your grilled meats with recipes from metro Atlanta restaurants:

 Cutwater Spirits carries four, low-ABV canned cocktails available at Tower Wine & Spirits. Photo: Beth McKibben

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Credit: Beth McKibben

What to drink

Stay hydrated with these cocktails, beers and other drinks

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