As the first wave of COVID-19 dissipates, New York is adjusting to the process of reopening and returning to a semblance of “normalcy.” For many New Yorkers, the timing couldn’t be better with 4th of July right around the corner.
From fun in the sun and fireworks, to ice-cold drinks and BBQ right out of the smoker, no holiday celebrates the best of our nation like Independence Day.
RECREATE A CLASSIC 4TH OF JULY
4th of July is one of the best holidays on the calendar to spend outdoors. Whether you’re out at the beach, or watching holiday fireworks, it’s easy to be responsible and help keep you and your loved ones safe.
With New York City implementing its “Phase 2” reopening plans, the state is encouraging people to safely (and locally) spend time in the great outdoors with its new #Recreate campaigns.
Some of the most classic images that come to mind when we think of the 4th of July are the sights and aroma of hot dogs on the grill in the backyard (and maybe seeing dad wearing his “world’s best cook” apron).
But, if your priority is getting back to spending time with loved ones you may have not seen for months and making sure they stay safe, Walter’s Hot Dogs is the perfect food truck to help you reminisce and make new 4th of July memories to remember.
Since 1919, the Mamaroneck-based company has been considered a New York institution. And, Walter’s legendary hot dogs were voted Best of Westchester’s “Best Food Truck” two years in a row.
From hot dogs made with an exclusive blend of meats, grilled in a “secret sauce,” and served with their signature mustard to Walter’s signature funnel cake fries, they’ll be sure to put a classic spin on your 4th of July festivities.
AN “EMPIRE” STATE OF MIND
In a recent survey, 4th of July was crowned the most popular holiday in the U.S. for grilling with a whopping 73% of respondents saying barbecue is a main staple at their holiday gatherings.
Since 2018, Empire BBQ has showcased their passion for barbecue, using premium meats smoked for 10 hours in a state-of-the-art, custom-built electric smoker placed right inside their truck. Plus, all the buns used on their sandwiches are freshly baked at a local Brooklyn bakery each morning.
They also know how to feed a hungry crowd, no matter the size. At last year’s “Bike Expo,” Empire BBQ served up their tender beef brisket and fall-off-the bone baby back ribs over the course of the two-day event that saw some 60,000 attendees.
So, let these “pitmasters” take care of your BBQ needs, keeping you away from the grill and enjoying fun, family, and (of course) food.
RAISE YOUR GLASSES
Americans spend a staggering $1.6 billion on beer and wine alone for their 4th of July parties. But, who really wants to spend all-day behind a bar, pouring drinks? Especially when you’d rather take a dip in the pool or make a toast of your own.
That’s where New York’s Bubbles & Brews comes in. With their beautifully restored, vintage mobile vehicles and carts that are great for events of any size, they’re the perfect addition for any private event.
And, Bubbles and Brews serves it all. With options like Prosecco, wine, craft beers, a variety of signature cocktails and even non-alcohol drinks like “mocktails” and cold-brew coffee, you’ll be the envy of your neighborhood with an assortment of beverages on-tap to keep your guests cool on a hot 4th of July day.
CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY IN STYLE WITH NEW YORK FOOD TRUCKS
Hosting an outdoor party is a great way to reacquaint yourself with being out in public. Aside from having the chance to see friends, family, and colleagues again you’re able to abide by local and state guidelines helping to minimize the risk and spread of COVID-19.
That’s why you should let the experts take care of the details. They’ll handle everything from logistics to service, and even help you create a customized menu. Now, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and have a wonderful 4th of July.
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