Grilling is the Top Labor Day Activity in Boise
It's going to smell like pork butts and burgers this weekend across the Treasure Valley. Boise is a grilling machine, according to a new survey, and there are only a few places that beat us. But what are we cookin'?
A new Budweiser survey says about 200 million Americans will grill over the Labor Day weekend, and we'll eat burgers and hot dogs more than ribs or chicken.
They broke it down by region, and learned that the East Coast holds the most cookouts (probably because the weather is about to turn iffy and they want to squeeze out every bit of summer that they can). The west is a close second, and in fact 68 percent of Idahoans feel like the barbecue grill is the most essential Labor Day Weekend accessory. So get ready for the pork butt potpourri.
Of all the beer drinkers at the back yard party, do you feel like the ones who drink domestic brews are more laid back and approachable than the people who drink imports? That's what the survey found, especially with women. Domestic beers will be the drink of choice for 44 percent of us in Idaho.
The PR firm for Budweiser sent me some other tidbits directly and here they are.
WHAT IDAHOANS PLAN TO EAT FOR LABOR DAY
Hot Dog: 51%
Barbecued chicken: 43%
Tacos or fajitas: 15%
Sausage or bratwurst: 14%
Barbecued seafood: 10%
Shish kabobs and skewers: 8%
Veggie burger: 5%
TOP 5 BURGER TOPPINGS THAT IDAHOANS LOVE
TOP 10 SIDE DISHES IDAHOANS PLAN TO EAT FOR LABOR DAY
Potato salad: 64%
Potato chips: 60%
Corn on the cob: 49%
Grilled or cooked potatoes: 47%
Baked beans: 44%
Grilled veggies: 32%
Green salad: 30%
Macaroni salad: 29%
WHAT IDAHOANS PLAN TO DO THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Barbecue with family or friends: 65%
Watch a movie: 39%
Have some quiet time: 36%
Outdoor activity (hiking, camping, etc.): 34%
Perform household chores: 30%
Attend a party: 27%
Travel or take a road trip: 21%
Attend a sporting event: 6%
Catch up on work: 1%
We hope you can ease up on that last idea about getting caught up on work. Food, drinks, and shopping are so much more fun. Have an awesome holiday.