Beating the summer heat is one thing, but throwing some meat on the grill is another. Summer offers the perfect opportunity to try out new barbecue recipes and there’s no better test subjects than friends and family. This summer, try something new. Here are some great summer barbecue recipes from us here at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead!
- Classic Cheeseburger – A summer (and American) icon, the classic cheeseburger is relatively straightforward to make. To create the perfect burger, you’ll need some raw red onions, ketchup, a fresh tomato, sharp yellow cheddar cheese, and 80% lean ground chuck. Cook the meat on the grill, but don’t place it on the bun just yet! Brush a soft hamburger bun with butter and toast it. Place the burger on last to avoid making the bun soggy.
- Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich – A little more complicated, to make a grilled buffalo chicken sandwich, you’ll need boneless, skinless chicken breasts, buns, some ketchup, hot sauce, and unsalted butter. Preheat the grill and combine the hot sauce, butter, and ketchup then add the chicken. Let it marinate for 20 minutes then grill the chicken until the internal temperature hits 165 degrees. Grill the buns until toasted and then add dressing. To finish things off, add blue cheese-apple slaw for an added burst of flavor!
Do you have any amazing recipes in mind for the summer? List them below and let us know!
Warmer weather means that there are bound to be more motorcycles and bicyclists on the road, increasing road hazards for drivers everywhere. Roughly 700 people die per year in bike accidents, and more than 45,000 are injured. There are important things to keep in mind when sharing the road with bicyclists.
Look before making right turns. If you are stopped at a stop sign, make sure to look twice before turning. Our brains tend to overlook bike riders and motorcyclists because they are not big enough to be cars. Looking twice could save a life. If you are driving and turn right, you should also look for bikes behind you that may continue straight as you turn.
According to The Washington Post, one of the biggest hazards is people that park in the bike lane. This section is specifically reserved for bike riders so they don’t have to swerve into traffic. Blocking this path means you are putting someone in danger.
Understand how vulnerable bikes and motorcycles are compared to cars. Cars weigh an average of four tons, making any collision with someone on two wheels incredibly dangerous. Most riders are required to follow traffic laws; therefore, you should treat them like any other drivers and leave plenty of room.
Finally, be patient. Most drivers get considerably more worked up when behind the wheel than any other situation in life. Take deep breaths and be accommodating. No one likes to spend more time on the road than they have to; however, you could save a life by being patient.