Did your Labor Day cookout have the BEST barbecue foods? A poll for the end of grilling season had people put different cookout foods in one of four categories: The best of the best, the ones that are good but not great, ones we think are just okay, and foods we’d rather skip altogether.
Here are all four categories and which foods made each one.
1. The ‘best’ foods for a barbecue: Burgers, hot dogs, cheese, grilled chicken, chicken wings, steak, ribs, potato salad, corn-on-the-cob, and beef brisket.
2. The ‘good-but-not-great’ foods: Pasta salad, pork chops, kebabs, avocado, grilled seafood, and grilled vegetables.
3. The ‘just okay’ foods: Sweet potatoes, chips, grilled mushrooms, lamb chops, onions, bacon, pineapple, and grilled bananas.
4. And finally, the foods we’re most likely to pass up: Coleslaw, couscous, rolls, pitas, chorizo, grilled eggplant, grilled cauliflower, and grilled pears.