Foods you should never serve at a cookout

Carolyn Menyes

It’s easy to know the best foods to bring to a gathering, especially a barbecue. No summertime cookout would be complete without cheeseburgers, ribs, grilled corn and more well-known classics. It can, however, be harder to pin down the dishes that you should not serve at a cookout. Certain dishes like deviled eggs, mayonnaise-based salads and beer in bottles sound like summertime staples, but they don’t translate well once you take them outside. As you plan your cookouts, try your best to avoid serving these items.