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4th of July

Red, white, and food! The year's most patriotic holiday also requires epic eating. Discuss menus for July Fourth with Chowhounds, from grilling tips to colorful dessert ideas. Find our best 4th of July recipes, tips and advice.

If You Love S'mores, You Have the Girl Scouts to Thank

Ever wondered who invented s'mores? Now that it's summertime, you've probably found yourself lounging by the fire pit, or maybe you're basking in the glow of a bonfire down at the beach—or at least...
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Choice of beverage for July 4th

tim irvine
by tim irvine 1 day ago

I think the Fourth of July is a fun holiday for a lot of reasons. No presents are needed. No one dresses up; in fact dressing like a comfortable teenager is expected. Unlike the winter holidays ...

Greentail's Seafood Market and Kitchen - OBX - Nags Head, NC

ToothTooth
by ToothTooth 12 months ago

Just got back from a long 4th of July weekend in Nags Head and wanted to alert all you 'hounds to this great little seafood market and casual restaurant near mile post 11. Evidently, its been open ...

Best Pasta Salad or other COLD side? (Camping)

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by natalie81 1 year ago

Hello! My family and I are going camping next week with two other families for 4th of July. We signed up to provide dinner the first night. We are going to bring marinated flank steak and hot do...

Cooking ribs

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by codmeister 1 year ago

My wife bought a package of ribs to be cooked tomorrow. On the package it says "Back Ribs". I'm used to the term "Baby Back Ribs" . . . but not just "Back Ribs". Do they sometimes use the term ...

What did I buy? “Pork Steak Ready Shoulder Butt”

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by shinypenny 1 year ago

I was looking for pork shoulder for pulled pork and found this “Pork Steak Ready Shoulder Butt” so I thought why not. How would most people cook this? It’s 7.33 lbs.

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by dwlloyd810 1 year ago

"Our spam detection has flagged your post, so it will not appear on the site until one of our moderators has approved it. Thanks for posting." I see messages like this often when I comment on va...

Christmas in July

Tehama
by Tehama 1 year ago

Good morning! Its been a while since I have had a soiree and for some reason I was thinking of hosting a Christmas in July party. There have been a couple of prior posts on the subject, but they a...

Help with July 4th theater district dinner

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by jrabbit2727 1 year ago

Seeing a show at 7 pm on July 4th at the Friedman....anyone have any recommendations for any place that will be open for dinner? The usuals all seem to be closed.

Settle a BBQ Etiquette Disagreement, Please?

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by oursouthernsojourn 3 years ago

Hello Chowhounders! I've just come back from a trip and my husband has decided he would like to have a barbecue tomorrow for the 4th of July. I'm happy to host - we like to entertain and keep e...

Looking for suggestions of sides to serve with assorted sausages

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by MsBees 3 years ago

My son and his girlfriend are coming to visit over the Fourth of July weekend. There will only be 6 of us. One of the days we are thinking of grilling to celebrate the Fourth of July. Over the year...

Help with Fourth of July long weekend

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by mrsjoujou 3 years ago

Hi. I have not been to NYC in four years. Coming from Sun 7/2 to wed 7/5 and staying in the North end/Murray area. I need a brunch place on Sun and lunch/dinner the other days. We loved Maialino th...

Seattle July 4th Weekend Eats

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by seal 3 years ago

Greetings all Longtime hound couple coming in to celebrate our 25th in Seattle July 1 - 4. We like hole in the wall joints more than black tie tasting menus, but it's all good. We will have a c...

Spreckels Fourth of July Celebration

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

Today my mom and I took in the old-fashioned Fourth of July Celebration in the small town of Spreckels, population 749. The day starts with a footrace and that was just finishing up when we arrive...

Jerked Pork Steaks on the Gas Grill

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Just wanted to share this photo from a 4th of July party. My friend rubbed 2" thick bone-in blade cut pork shoulder steaks with jerk seasoning, then grilled them. He let them rest, then removed the...

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015 [Old]

fldhkybnva
by fldhkybnva 5 years ago

We're moving right along through summer. The days are getting shorter but the party's just begun. July brings Independence Day for those of us in the US and plenty of time for picnics and BBQ. W...

What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015 [OLD]!

buttertart
by buttertart 5 years ago

Happy Canada Day to the Canadians among us, and happy Independence Day to US friends. We are now the proud possessors of 17 yes 17 quarts of sour cherries, frozen. A pie was confected last week f...

July 4 is coming up

Candy
by Candy 5 years ago

We go to a 7/4 party every year and all of us bring foods to share. Last year I brought Sean Brock's (Heritage) fried chicken skins. They disappeared quickly. The hostess only got one piece. I'll b...

Provincetown week of July 4th

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by BurntIt 5 years ago

Looking for and decent restaurants to visit during the week. Not looking for fried food but rather Chefs who are thinking out of the box. Nothing scares us so bring it on. Thanks...

Desert for July 4th Party?

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by manku 5 years ago

I've been assigned "dessert duty" for a pizza/pool party tonight (host has pizza oven in backyard - we make our own)...it's a very casual affair, a bunch of kids...around 20 people. I don't wa...