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For many, grilling is associated with pool parties and backyard bashes. The recent Finest Grillathon got me thinking about the ways we like to grill. Unlike the Guinness World Record winners, Andrew Battistelli and Susan Bulloch, for the Longest Team Barbecue Marathon, we like to take it back a notch and relax at the beach. My family certainly has our share of pool time and grilling at my mom’s house, but we have discovered the perfect picnic on the beach, using our portable grill. We don’t need fancy or complicated when we head to the beach. We like to simplify and just have fun – and everything tastes better on the beach!
Here is what we take with us for one uninterrupted day of fun at the beach:
- Ball Park Park’s Finest hot dogs (condiments are optional – we find that grilling on the beach is so good and simple that we don’t always take toppings)
- portable grill
- BBQ chips – or flavor of your choice (don’t forget a chip clip so the seagulls don’t snatch these up when you’re not eating)
- cut up fruit in a storage container
- brownie bites
- bottled water, because it’s important to stay hydrated when in the sun, and playing in the water
- large blankets and/or chairs for sitting on the beach (and a good book)
- umbrella, to protect from the sun
- (of course, don’t forget sunscreen, towels and swimsuits – we also take an extra change of clothes)
Is it the weekend yet, so we can head back to the beach?
If you are a pro griller, or just a fan of grilling, you might also be fascinated with the Finest Grillathon. On August 13th, Ball Park brand set the Guinness World Record for the Longest Team Barbecue Marathon after grilling for 34 hours and 35 minutes in New York City! The Finest Grillathon winners, along with Food Network chef Tyler Florence, grilled more than 3,000 Ball Park Park’s Finest Hot Dogs which were donated to City Harvest, a food rescue organization. So great to hear this record setting grillathon turned into one awesome service project.
Check out the recap video featuring highlights from the event and leave a comment with how you would have kept going for 34 hours! I’m not sure I could have done it.