Memorial weekend approaches, prepare to get grilling

I want a hamburger. No, cheeseburger. I want a hot dog. I want a milkshake. I want potato chips….

Few things in life are as nice as sitting in a backyard cooking your meal over charcoal—don’t use gas ya heathen. When you’re done there is so little to clean up you can just pop open another beer and continue that discussion on the merits of socks with sandals. Just kidding there are no merits, and if you’re wearing socks with your sandal congratulations you’ve become a 65-year-old man named Sal!

The downside of grilling is getting all the materials together. Here are just a few (yes, I know I missed some, add them in the comments) of the local retailers that will make the shopping chore a bit easier.

JM Stock Provisions


JM Stock Provisions sausage glory

JM Stock will be open until 2:00 PM on Memorial day and has bevy of specials including the intriguing Thai Curry sausage.

15% off all pantry goods including sauces, pickles, relishes and a variety of condiments! Runs through Monday.

Expanded stock of sausages and cuts including 12 varieties of sausages at both locations (Richmond/Charllottesville). Highlights include Bacon Garlic Brats, Thai Curry, and Sweet Italian sausages, and Cheddar-Jalepeno Hot Dogs. Ask for special burger blends all weekend.

Call ahead for special beef, pork, and chicken cuts!

Catering options include pork barbecue, ham biscuits, charcuterie platters, subs, and sides including cornbread, kale salad and farro salad.

Relay Foods

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Relay Foods bundles the burgers

Relay’s Beef Burger Bundle covers all the basics. There are vegetarian and pescatarian options as well.

This week only, when you buy this bundle two of the four patties will be FREE!

With one click of a button, you will receive:

  • 4 X .25lbs Wolf Creek burgers
  • .5lb of Sliced Tillamook Cheddar cheese
  • 6 Ninth Street Brioche buns
  • 1lb of Brooklyn Brine spicy pickles
  • 1lb of Potato Salad with herbs

Fresh Market


Fresh Market makes a meal of it. Image: Flickr User John Tornow

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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