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3 Delicious Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend

Westlake Ace Hardware’s BBQ experts share some of their top recipes for your Memorial Day Weekend celebration.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 25, 2021) – Memorial Day Weekend will soon be here. It’s time to clean off the patio or deck, gather your friends and family, and fire up the grill for some delicious BBQ and summer fun!

From sandwiches to snacks, Westlake Ace Hardware has partnered with award-winning pit masters to create three mouth-watering ways to celebrate Memorial Weekend and beyond.

Kick off the weekend with a great sandwich. The Ribwich from Megan Day of Burnt Finger BBQ features succulent baby back ribs, nestled in crusty French bread, and topped with onion rings and melted provolone cheese. The recipe can be found here.

Kansas City-Style Burnt Ends, according to Matt Pittman of Meat Church BBQ, are the “Holy Grail” of BBQ. Legendary eatery Arthur Bryant’s in Kansas City originated this amazing treat – Meat Church just made it better. The recipe can be found here.

Sweet Pepper Poppers from Andy Groneman of Smoke on Wheels BBQ are the perfect balance of smoke, sweet, spice, and salt. Great as a pre-dinner appetizer or as a snack to enjoy during Memorial Day Weekend fun, the recipe can be found here.

Top Tips for Easy BBQ

Great BBQ starts with the right equipment. Here are a few indispensable tools every home chef should have on hand:

  • The single most important tool every home BBQ chef needs – besides a good grill – is a meat thermometer. There are several models available to fit every budget, but whichever one you chose, this handy tool will ensure your meat is cooked to correct temperature.
  • Everyone needs a good pair or two of heavy-duty tongs and an insulated glove. The tongs make flipping meat easy. The gloves protect your hand from the heat and are easier to use than an oven mitt.
  • Plastic cutting boards are perfect for prepping raw meat and transferring it to the grill. Plus, they’re easier to clean than wooden cutting boards and help reduce the chance of food-born illness from the raw meat.
  • Lastly, you need to keep your grill’s grate clean. Traeger No Scent Grill Cleaner cuts through grease but doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals.

Westlake Ace Hardware owns 150 stores nationally under the Ace, Buikema’s, Dennis Company, North Bend, Outer Banks, and Westlake brands and has years of expertise matching people with the right grills and giving great advice. They carry such leading brands as Weber, Traeger, and Big Green Egg and regularly help customers select a model that best suits their style of cooking and lifestyle. For all BBQ grill purchases of $399 or more, Ace Rewards Members can take advantage of free assembly and delivery of their grills.


About Westlake Ace Hardware

Headquartered in the Kansas City area, 115-year-old Westlake Ace Hardware has been the helpful neighborhood hardware store countless generations have shopped at for power and hand tools, fasteners, paint, plumbing, lawn care, pet, electrical supplies, and BBQ grills and accessories. It has been part of the Ace Hardware Cooperative since 1959, and a wholly owned Ace subsidiary since 2012.

With access to more than 70,000 products, Westlake lives the Ace Helpful Promise every day by delivering reliable service, helpful advice, and products so its customers and neighbors get their projects done right every time. Westlake Commercial offers a wide array of HVAC equipment, plumbing supplies, safety products, commercial lighting, paint, and other hard-to-find products to business and trade customers.

Westlake currently owns and operates 150 stores in 12 states:

  • California (Ace Hardware of Chico, Fresno, La Crescenta, Livermore, Mountain View, Pinole, South Pasadena, Thousand Oaks, Turlock, Van Nuys, West LA, and Woodland)
  • Illinois (Buikema’s Ace Hardware)
  • Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas (Westlake Ace Hardware)
  • North Carolina (Westlake Ace Hardware, Outer Banks Ace Hardware)
  • Washington (Dennis Company Ace, North Bend Ace Hardware, Westlake Ace Hardware)
Media Contact:

Tom Mentzer
Mentzer PR Group (for Westlake Ace Hardware)
(913) 626-9066

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