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4th of July BBQ - Power Rankings

Who doesn't love a nice backyard barbecue on the 4th of July. An ice cold beer in hand, fireworks in the air and baseball on the TV screen. Although the baseball and other parts of the day might not be there in its usual form due to all that is going on in 2020 there is one constant that remains, the 4th of July BBQ spread. Here are the power rankings for food items at this years 4th of July celebration.

10. Macaroni Salad

Is it the greatest food at the party? Most certainly not. Is it a great compliment to the rest of the BBQ spread? Absolutely. You won't have your eye on it but if there is a little extra room on your plate, you will most likely throw some on.

9. Potato Salad

To me this is a step above the macaroni salad. Its very difficult to mess up but if done right, you may go back up for seconds.

8. Watermelon

This is the one must have from a fruit and vegetable standpoint at your 4th of July BBQ. Nothing says summer nights like a juicy watermelon (preferable seedless) sitting in a backyard by the pool.

7. S'mores

This is a bit of a wild card as it may not be entirely common but being able to roast your mellow until its a little burnt, place it on your chocolate and graham cracker and scarfing it down is one of the greatest deserts in this great country. Adding the element of late night fireworks and the fire pit that you will be roasting the marshmallow on is a game changer and makes the s'mores a must for your 4th of July BBQ.

6. Corn on the Cob

Listen I am not a huge corn on the cob guy. It gets stuck in my teeth, its average tasting at best and your hands can get pretty gross. I pass by the corn on the cob literally every time I see it in the lineup but it is a staple and must be presented at every 4th of July party. Its like Gary Sanchez in the Yankees lineup. Hes not as good as everyone makes him out to be and will bat right around .200 but you got to roll him out their day in and day out.

5. Firecracker Ice Pops

You know exactly what I am talking about. The red, white and blue ice pops that just make you feel more patriotic. They taste delicious and bonus, their a riddle at the end of every single one. Plus you then get that one little kid that runs around the last hour of the party with red ice all over their face while their Mom or Dad tries to catch them with the baby wipe. Always makes for a good laugh

4. Grilled Chicken

This is a good choice to make you feel sorta "healthy" after you just downed a shit load of food and are on the borderline of a food coma. The health factor along with the great taste of chicken is what powers this one to number 4.

3. The Hamburger (Cheeseburger)

Obviously you cannot go wrong with a Hamburger or a Cheeseburger. Its not a BBQ without one of these on the menu. Throw one of these bad boys on a potato roll and it makes the solid push for #2. Only problem is you cap out at 2 of these because you don't want to be that guy that ask for a 3rd.

2. Bud Heavy

We all know you have to have beer at your BBQ, but you cant just have any beer. The only way to honor the United State of America is with a good old fashioned Bud Heavy. The red,white and blue can, the refreshing taste and the extra LBs they provide to close out the weekend just chants U-S-A. Not much gets better than this. Bonus points if you have to dig into the bottom of the cooler to grab one. An Ice cold partially tingly hand, with the ice cold beer, on a hot summer day is the perfect combo.

1. Hot Dogs

There is no denying the king of the 4th of July BBQ. The grill master never ask if you want a dog, the only question is, how many? Never look up how these things are made because you may never have one again. That being said on the 4th of July every American has a pass to stuff their face with as many dogs as they can in a 24 hour span. God Bless you Joey Chestnut.

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