Sep 042012

According to the United States Department of Labor website, Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

For many of us, Labor Day holds a different meaning. It’s when the kids should be going back to school. It’s when the pools close for the summer. It’s when college football kicks off. It’s when we put away our white shoes until Memorial Day. And most importantly, Labor Day is when we fire up our grills and smokers for one last summer time hoorah. Yeah I know we do this all year long and every chance we get, but Labor Day, to me, is a “Must Grill” day. Over the years, it’s become a true “Labor of Love.”

For fun, I thought it would be entertaining to post some of your Labor Day masterpieces right from your grills, smokers and plates. So here’s what was cooking this past weekend:

Whole Foods Wings – Probably the best around.
Photo courtesy of Kevin Martin


Two Labor Day Butts ready for a long smoke
Photo courtesy of Robert Taylor Benson


4 hours in – Patience!
Photo courtesy of Twitter friend, @eehll


Burger and wings
Photo courtesy of James Aycock


Beef & Turkey Burgers
Photo courtesy of Christopher Schmidt


This finished product – a work of art!
Photo courtesy of Christopher Schmidt


No words other than WOW!
Photo courtesy of Greg Segui


Those are some Memphis Style Dry Ribs!
Photo courtesy of Greg Segui


Beef Ribs after 2 hours of smoke and low heat.
Photo courtesy of Best Memphis Burger


Finished Beef Ribs, ready to come off the grill
Photo courtesy of Best Memphis Burger


Showing off that smoke ring.
Photo courtesy of Best Memphis Burger

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