Soon, you will find yourself face-to-face with a national holiday.
One that requires Lee Greenwood to be blasted over the airwaves while you eat hot dogs and drink cold beer.
Now, you could spend all your time prepping and grilling and barely enjoying a day off work, or... you could not do that.
So to make your holiday as easy as possible, we've prepared this 4th of July Delivery Guide. Below, you'll find a bunch of items that you can order directly to your house for the purpose of consumption. Because grilled meats, peach pie, gin-spiked pickles and liquor-laced cheeses have never not improved a backyard barbecue. That's just science.
We weren't kidding about the hot dogs. This kit has everything you need to make it happen, including 10 all-beef Portillo's hot dogs and poppyseed buns, mustard, relish, sport peppers and celery salt.
For the burger eaters in your life, here's the Pat LaFrieda Burger Bash pack. It features 16 fresh, never frozen patties comprising four different burger blends, so you can feed 16 people or engage in a competitive double-blind taste-off.
This delicious-looking pie hails from Dallas-based Emporium Pies, a place that knows a thing or two about putting fruit inside crust. It's called Papa Don't Peach, but the quality doesn't stop there: It's loaded with peaches and raspberries, topped with cinnamon streusel and bundled up in a buttery, flaky crust.
Nothing says America like Polish sausage. So here are some kielbasas from Gramercy Tavern. They're smoked over applewood and hickory and would make a fine addition to your charcuterie board.
Spice up your barbecue with this three-pack of Momofuku seasoned salts (Savory, Spicy and Tingly) that's loaded with the same umami-rich ingredients used in Momofuku restaurants. They work well with meat, fish and veggies, and a pinch in your Bloody Mary won't hurt anything, either. There's also the Momofuku Liquids Starter Pack, with deeply flavorful soy sauce, tamari and toasted sesame oil, that can anchor your "secret" marinade. Don't work, your secret's safe with us.
This soft and mild French cheese from Murray's was washed in walnut liquor, so you can expect notes of fresh walnuts alongside accents of freshly baked bread. Put it on that same kielbasa-stacked charcuterie board and steal a couple bites each time you pass by.
Wrap your hands around one of these beauties, and you'll be firmly gripping ice cream between two chewy cookies from Wilmington, North Carolina favorite, Nye's. Have one for dessert if you can wait that long. But, as we all know, a sandwich is a perfectly acceptable lunch.
Pickles are good. Pickles soaked in gin and beer are even better. These are those kind of pickles.