With July 4th coming around on Monday I'm here to power rank the top 10 best things about July 4th.
10: Hot dogs: If you go to a BBQ and there isn't 40 plus hot dogs going to or being made your doing the 4th wrong. 364 other days of the year I don't even eat them but if you don't have at-least one dawg on the 4th, you woulda been anti revolution in 1776 guaranteed.
9: Macaroni Salad: This goes hand in hand with the #8 on the power rankings, extremely underrated side dish that does not get enough love at the BBQ. If made well, it can change the tide on a whole BBQ. The reason it gets such a bad wrap is 90% of the the time its a trash version of it, but that other 10% is a true game changer.
8: Potato Salad: Shitting on all other sides at a BBQ, a true bomb Potato salad is a staple to a successful BBQ. Everyone got the one aunt or uncle with that fire ass recipe and if they don't make it you don't even want it. Keep that mustard potato salad shit out my face.
7: Burger: Burgers, FAR superior to Hot Dog's in every single possible way come in at 7, are a necessity and a true test if the chef is really throwing it down or not.
6: Firecrackers: These would be higher up but people play around with these to much and scare the shit out my dog. Normally, hella fun, but of course most people don't know how to act.
5: Presidential Patriotic Pics: I don't know why but damnit I love these pics, I just get a sense of patriotism washing through my veins.
4: St Louis Style Ribs: The ultimate main course at a 4th BBQ, if the cookout got these you know its finna be fire. The worst thing in the world is showing up to a BBQ after hearing there are ribs there and you come to find out they got that Carolina dry rub bullshit. I will cut all ties if someone promises me ribs and I get there to see Carolina style.
3: The Declaration of Independence: Because screw Britain and their racist ass Brexit.
2: No Work: This would have been MUCH farther down in prior years, but after moving to the 9-5 Monday through Friday life, July 4th is the only summer holiday that means no work and i'll be DAMNED if i don't enjoy not going in.
1: Fireworks: this is a true no duh, but the firework shows around the bay are unmatched on July 4. The rest of the year they're usually cool, but on the 4th the bay steps it's shit the fuck up. This is what makes it a top 3 holiday of the year
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