16 Recipes to Try This Memorial Day

Plus tips for buying and grilling meats.

Tico check Michael Schlow’s fried-chicken tacos make for an indulgent Memorial Day treat. Photograph courtesy of Tico.

Memorial Day is a great time to get together with friends and family and enjoy the (finally) beautiful weather. It’s also a great time to try these recipes from local eateries for all kinds of holiday-friendly dishes and drinks, from indulgent burgers to refreshing milkshakes. We’ve also got tips for buying and grilling meats, if you prefer to invent your own masterpiece. 

Mains and sides

Le Diplomate’s burger Américain

Michael Schlow’s fried-chicken tacos

Honey Pig’s Korean barbecue short ribs

Bayou’s barbecue shrimp

Jack Rose’s coleslaw

Jaleo’s white gazpacho

Poste’s green gazpacho with cucumber sorbet and grilled shrimp

Hank’s Oyster Bar’s barbecued oysters

Firefly’s deviled eggs

Evening Star Cafe’s hot sauce

Desserts and drinks

Nopa’s peach melba hand pies

Red Truck Bakery’s berry cobbler

Bourbon Steak’s vodka-infused watermelon

Zentan’s gin cocktail for a crowd

Ba Bay’s Vietnamese coffee milkshake

Taqueria Nacional’s strawberry agua fresca

Other resources

Grilling tips from former Ray’s Hell-Burger owner Michael Landrum

Where to buy Memorial Day burgers

See also:
20 Recipes to Celebrate Spring and Summer