How many of these menu items are on your shopping list?

If there's one thing we know how to do in New Jersey, it's food.  There's no other state that can compare with us. We go over the top, and we're not ashamed of it.


When most people think of barbeques, they think of your typical menu items like hamburgers, hot dogs, and maybe chicken.  And of course, there's the potato salad, macaroni salad, and cole slaw.

Sure, we've got all that at New Jersey barbeques.  But we also cook a lot more.  If you don't have your guests leaving feeling like they need to take a nap, you feel like you've done something wrong.

Have you ever wondered where the menus for barbeques even originated?  According to Blue Pacific, we enjoy things like hot dogs and hamburgers because of the slow cooking of meat that was started by Indigenous Americans.  I couldn't find much about why no barbeque is complete without pasta salad, potato salad, or cole slaw, but they're still delicious!

Summer is here, which means barbeque season in New Jersey is underway.  The grocery stores are going to be packed, especially this weekend with the Fourth of July coming up.  I'm sure you'll be buying traditional barbeque dishes, and these New Jersey favorites to make for your guests.

How many of these 5 unexpected yet delicious menu items will you be having at your New Jersey barbeque?

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