Let’s not beat around the bush: this year isn't pulling any punches. Traditions have gone out the window, friends and families are separated and that communal grill we all took for granted has been cordoned off with caution tape like it just finished guest starring in CSI. And yet, while it feels like all our favorite things are on pause, time hasn’t stopped. Which means, here we are: fall approaching and not a single barbecue under our belts. Which got us thinking. Is there a safe way to host a backyard gathering that’s not totally lame, without investing in a hazmat suit?
If your barbecues regularly feature bouncy houses, communal ball pits and bobbing for hot-dogs, the answer is: well, no. Unless it’s a party for one (in which case, never change). If you’re like us though, and a BBQ just means good people, great meat and a blue sky, then yes!
The success of hosting a mid-pandemic-BBQ lies in a combination of good planning and embracing the new and the weird. And, well, we wouldn’t be People’s Choice if we didn’t have some thoughts about how jerky plays its part in this all. So sit back, relax and let us guide you through how our meat is going to save your next socially distanced outdoor gathering.