Summer Barbecue Tips

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Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of the courtyards in your beautiful apartment communities. And who doesn’t love a good barbecue? Before setting a date, check if you can reserve a grilling area. If not, don’t worry; this could be a great way to make new friends in your community.  Here are some menu tips for how to host the most popular barbecue on the block.

Go Beyond the Traditional Burger – Burgers are definitely considered an essential at a barbecue, but it’s also good to have variety, especially if you’re trying to keep it healthy. Mix it up with chicken kabobs or even just chicken bites on toothpicks. Also, keep your vegetarian and vegan friends in mind. I suggest a black bean and quinoa burger or a spicy chickpea burger. Even meat lovers will find these delicious!

Make Lettuce Free Salads – Lettuce will wilt easily, so instead make a salad packed with seasonal fruit and vegetables that will keep your salads colorful and appetizing.

Don’t forget about the Desert – Try grilling fruit, such as pineapples. This will really enhance their flavors. If you want to stick with the kabob vibe, I recommend making French Toast kabobs.

If you need drink recommendations, make sure to try one of these seven brews and don’t forget to tell your friends to BYOBK (Bring Your Own Beer Koozie).