The beginning of July means fireflies, warm summer nights and most importantly, 4th of July barbecues! One local restaurant has you covered for all of your Independence day needs. “A lot of people go out of town for the holiday but there are still many people who have obligations here in Dayton. We are hoping everybody has the chance to celebrate the 4th with a BBQ, and we’ll be grilling rain or shine, although of course we hope to be cooking on one of our award-winning patios” Emily Mendenhall, Lily’s manager, said. “We’ll also be using the night to celebrate our two-year anniversary,” she continued.
When we think of a classic American BBQ we think of dogs and potato salad and after speaking with Amy Finch, a chef at Lily’s, it looks like all the favorites are covered. “At our BBQ, we’ll have dogs, brats, pulled pork, portobello burgers and a bunch of tasty sides like corn on the cob, mac and cheese, potato salad, watermelon, and desserts,” said Finch.
Hosting your own BBQ at home? Well, Lily’s has that covered too. “We know it can be stressful getting the grill ready and preparing all the sides for your friends and family at your own BBQ.” Mendenhall said. “We are offering many of our popular sides for take out so that you can focus on the grill and have a little more time to enjoy the holiday” she continued. Sides can be ordered all this week and then picked up at the restaurant anytime between 11am and 3pm on Saturday, July 4th.
If you’re interested in attending the Lily’s 4th of July Bar-B-Que or preordering any of their sides for your home, more information is available on their Facebook page. The BBQ is a ticketed event and tickets can be purchased online or at the restaurant. Lily’s will also be open Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5 for their weekend brunch from 11am-3pm.