"Backyard Barbecue" Boston Local Custom Tip by travelfrosch

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A common tradition in Boston, as well as much of the rest of the USA, is the holiday backyard barbecue. On long weekends such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, families will gather together, sit outside, and enjoy all sorts of grilled meat, fish, and vegetables. The most common fare are hamburgers and hot dogs, though spare ribs, chicken, steak, and even shrimp or salmon can be on the menu. It's an excellent opportunity for families and friends to get together, relax, and socialize.

(Note: "barbecue" in this context is distinct from Southern BBQ, which is a dish rather than a social event. In the South, the "backyard barbecue" is less common because of the heat, and is sometimes referred to as "outdoor grilling" or a "cookout.")

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  • Updated Sep 25, 2013
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