We're well into May, which means it's time to fire up the ol' grill and let the barbecue games begin. But, burgers, brats, and dogs aren't the only star attractions. In fact, this summertime meal wouldn't be complete without some tasty sides to accompany your go-to mains. In our opinion, these extras are often the best part — and we found a few Chicago bloggers who agree.
We teamed up with media maven, Jill Badlotto, social producer at Chicago Blogger Network
— founded by the amazing Kelly Ryan O'Brien — to bring you seven recipes that will help banish barbecue boredom. From a zesty broccoli salad to an easy but impressive barbecue sauce, these recipes are the perfect way to usher in summer. We promise everyone will be saying, "Seconds, please."
Illustrated by Anna Sudit