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Grill out with meats, fixin’s, and more from Raleigh, NC

Fire up the grill and enjoy a cookout that’s curated with locally procured goods.

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Celebrate summer with a local grill out. | Photo via Pexels

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Summer is in full swing and it’s time to fire up the grill. Better yet — plan a backyard gathering with your closest friends and family to celebrate the sunshine season.

To get you started, we’ve rounded up everything you need to have the perfect summer grill out with all locally sourced products.

Meats + fixins’

Head to Larry’s Super Market to stock up on ground beef + ribs. While you’re there, find fresh produce, condiments, beer, and wine.

The Butcher’s Market offers a wide selection of top-tier meat and seafood options like all beef hot dogs + bacon and cheddar burger patties. Plus, The Butcher’s Market has condiments and rubs, prepared sides like potato salad and baked beans, and charcoal. Pro tip: Order online to save time.

Visit Weaver Street Market for fresh-baked hamburger rolls and hot dog buns. While you’re there, grab some NC shrimp for shish kabobs.


It’s not a proper summer grill out without plenty of dessert options. Order a Key Lime Pie or Pig Pickin’ Cake from Burney’s Sweets and More — both feature fruit-forward flavors that are sweet and refreshing.

Up your dessert game with a dozen turtle brownies and pink lemonade cookies from Sweetheart Treats. But don’t stop there — take home an order of rice cereal treats for a nostalgic sweet treat that all ages will enjoy.

If you have a place to keep things chilled, ice cream is the perfect addition to any summer grill out. FRESH. Local Ice Cream offers a variety of flavors that are made using local, hormone-free milk from free range cows. Pro tip: Try the banana pudding ice cream; it features banana ice cream, banana puree + soft vanilla wafers.

Grilling essentials + other must-haves

One thing’s for sure — a memorable grill out can’t happen without a superb grill. Whether you’re in the market for a new one or your current grill needs maintenance, Triangle-based Original Grills has you covered. The business also sells pizza ovens, smokers, fire pits, and gas griddles.

Entertain your guests with games + activities. DECO Raleigh has games for all ages — like the pop culture game Name the Emoticon and this Ring Swing Game. Don’t forget to check out the shop’s products from local makers — including everything from decor items to spice blends.

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