Post by BBQ Butcher on May 22, 2008 14:37:20 GMT -5
Even the cost of a barbecue is heating up Rising food prices make traditional Memorial Day festivities more expensive
NEW YORK - Hamburgers and hot dogs? Check. Lighter fluid? Check. Beer? Check. More money?
Americans are about to fire up their barbecues for the start of the summer cookout season, and one thing has become painfully apparent: It's going to cost a lot more than it did last year to roast a burger, or just about any other barbecue favorite, on the grill.
Naw......maybe for the masses that blindly go through a store gleefully filling their cart with goodies because the media has told them it's the first barbecue of year....but for savvy folks, like us, it should only cost more if you are going away.
I don't know about you, but I only buy meat, beer, soda, water, most dry goods, etc, either on sale or in bulk. I venture to say that my Memorial Day weekend food will cost as much as last year, if not less.