Heat up your backyard barbecue with these local products

It’s grilling season — make your Memorial Day menu with these locally made products.


Can you hear the sizzle?

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Summer is just around the corner, which means grilling season is here — break out the lawn furniture and dust off the barbecue. While you’re at it, you might as well grab a new set of grill tools.

We’ve rounded up the ultimate list of locally made products to make your grilling menu fire.

We’ve got the meats

The centerpiece of any backyard cookout is always the main course. Stop by The Meat Board, The Butcher Shop, or Burgundy’s Local for fresh cuts of everything from steak to brisket, burgers to sausage.


There’s no harm in calling in an expert when it comes to seasoning.

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Add a little spice

The best main course isn’t complete until you add the secret seasoning. Taste test a selection of Waxahachie’s own Meat Church Rubs or pick up one of Heim Barbecue’s dry rubs in-house or at Central Market.

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Checkout the variety of events held at the market on the weekends. | Photo by The Local Farmers

Sides on sides

Hit up one of the 10+ local farmers markets for fresh fruits and veggies to complement your main course or stop by Roy Pope Grocery to level up your party with a gourmet side like mashed potatoes or a summer salad.


Pick the pickles or pickled peppers for your picnic.

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Gimme some mustard

We all know it’s all about the fixins’ — jazz up your cookout with Best Maid Pickles, Riscky’s barbecue sauce, or condiments and toppings from Mrs. Renfro’s.


Our mouths are watering over these homemade whoopie pies.

Bring on the baked goods

You can’t go wrong with fresh bread from 3rd Street Market or hamburger buns from Mrs. Baird’s. Need a gluten-free option? Check out Unrefined Bakery. You’ll also definitely need something sweet from Sweet Lucy’s Pies or Fort Worth Cookie Gal.


Sip, sip, hooray.

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Crack open a cold one

Just because it’s a cookout doesn’t mean the drinks can’t be the star of the show. Stop by Martin House Brewing Company — or your local Trader Joe’s — for Salty Lady Michelada beer, Awesome Sauce Cherry Coconut hard seltzer, or Palo Pinto Moscow Mule canned cocktails.

Don’t forget to stop by a local tea shop for a refreshing summer brew.

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