August 30, 2021

Labor Day Must-Haves

Labor Day might not be our opportunity to grill out (after all, Chicago weather is so unpredictable we could be grilling out in December), but we certainly won’t pass up an opportunity to pull out all of the stops! Between the long weekend and great weather, we can’t think of a better way to spend the last few days of summer. That’s why we’ve rounded up our top picks for a Labor Day spread you’ll be dreaming of for the rest of 2021. Check it out. 👇

Grilled Sausages

I mean, are you surprised this was our top pick for a Labor Day spread? Just look at those grill marks! Chicago Style Hot Dogs are a must for any cookout, but this year, we recommend switching things up by adding Vienna Beef Maxwell Street Polish Sausages and Spicy Smoked Sausage as well. You can even create a condiment bar with Vienna Yellow Mustard, Sport Peppers, Chicago Style Relish, the works so your guests can build and layer their sausage as they please. 

And just for good measure, don’t forget to pick up our Vienna Beef Grill Towel and Grilling Fork for your cookout!

Charcuterie Board

Looking for something to snack on while the sausages are on the grill? You can never go wrong with a charcuterie board! Pair your favorite Vienna Beef Deli Meats (we recommend our Hard Salami and some slices of our Turkey Pastrami), with an assortment of cheeses and crackers for a snack board that’s as delicious as it is beautiful. Find our tips and tricks to building a charcuterie board here. 

Mini BagelDogs

Another Vienna Beef staple to pair with your Labor Day spread this year is our Mini BagelDogs! These finger foods are great for your guests to snack on alongside the Vienna Beef charcuterie board. Our Mini BagelDogs are especially great if you have young guests attending your cookout this year. Looking for a way to spice up the Mini BagelDogs and try something new? Check out this blog post!

Bloody Marys

We’ve talked about what you should eat at your Labor Day cookout, but what should you drink? We can’t think of a better drink to toast to the end of summer with than a Bloody Mary! Since you’ll already have all of the fixin’s to top your Bloody Mary, assembling should be as easy as 1,2,3! We recommend garnishing with Vienna Beef Beef Stix, Sport Peppers, Kosher Pickle Spears, and a dash of Vienna Celery Salt!

What are you cooking up this Labor Day?