Barbecue Bacon Burgers

Could a big burger with bacon and onions be in your future? [Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Hey Serious Eaters! IT'S one of our favorite weekends of the year. The unofficial start to summer, the time of the year when it once again becomes socially acceptable to crack a beer before noon when the weather is nice, and of course, the real kickoff to grilling season.

Planning on firing up your grill for Memorial day but don't know what to cook? Don't worry. We got you covered with our Ultimate Guide to Memorial Day Cookouts, with recipes for everything from steak, chicken, and pork, to tons of burger> and hot dog variations, with a good dose of seafood and homemade condiments and sauces for slathering or dipping.

Want to make sure you get the best wine or beer to go with a particular recipe? Check out our suggestions here, or browse through our favorite summer cocktail recipes, then finish it all off with some big ol' summer desserts.

Happy grilling!


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