Planning The Perfect Backyard BBQ


May 18, 2015

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and widely celebrated across the United States. Communities come together and organize parades, firework displays, live performances and more. It is not uncommon for citizens to participate in community events during the day and return home to continue the celebration with an outdoor barbeque. Friends and family gather, get the grill or smoker ready and create a delicious barbeque feast. Follow this simple guide to plan your own Memorial Day barbeque celebration!


A week before the barbeque

• Make a guest list

• Send out invitations

• Plan a menu

• Create a shopping list

• Test your grill (ensure you have enough propane or charcoal)

• Order rentals (chairs, tents, tables)

• Plan activities (include relaxing – card games, and active – sports games)


A few days before the barbeque

• Go shopping for non-perishable food, drinks, utensils and decorations

• Prepare food that can be made ahead of time

• Start decorating


A day before the barbeque

• Go shopping for last minute perishable goods

• Prepare the meat

• Make the last minute dishes


The day of the barbeque

• Finish decorating

• Set up the drinks station

• Prepare the appetizers

• Fire up the grill

• Celebrate!!


If you decide to skip the backyard barbeque, you’re more than welcome to join us at Lady Luck Casino® Black Hawk for Roundin’ up the Beef at Otis and Henry’s® Bar & Grill. May is National Beef Month and all of us at Lady Luck® are celebrating by offering steak specials every day. A few featured dishes include smoked prime rib with a baked potato, & NY strip steak sandwich with choice of side. Be sure to check Facebook® and Twitter® for fun giveaways throughout the month!


If you happen to be enjoying an all-beef dinner at Lady Luck on May 23, don’t forget to participate in the Miles of Smiles Giveaway. During the day, $500 hourly drawings will happen from 2-5 p.m. and $1000 drawings from 7-9 p.m. At 6 p.m., three lucky players will be selected. One will win a 2015 Camaro® and the other two will win cash. Players get a free entry every day and even more with every 100 points earned.


Miles of Smiles and Roundin’ up the Beef are two excellent reasons to visit us this Memorial Day weekend. If you choose to stay home, plan a fantastic barbeque and enjoy the community events. Most importantly, take a moment to reflect on the origins of Memorial Day and remember all the fallen soldiers who have fought bravely for our country.



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