Big Island Polls

Big Island Now poll No. 26 results: No matter what you bring to a Labor Day BBQ, it’s sharing that counts

Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

Last week, in observance of Labor Day, Big Island Now’s latest poll asked readers what they bring to or make for a cookout to celebrate the unofficial end of summer.

Screenshot of image courtesy of Rawpixel.

The federal holiday is observed the first Monday in September to recognize the American labor movement and the workers’ contributions during America’s Industrial Revolution. The three-day weekend is now known for its parties, sometimes holiday shopping and often barbecuing.

There weren’t many votes, a total of 103, and no clear winner emerged. However, sharing your favorite dish, no matter what is is, just adds to the celebration.

There was a tie for the top two, with your aunty’s potato-mac salad and other each getting 21 votes, or 20% of the total vote. Readers on social media offered their suggestions for the other category, including chips and cheesy hash brown casserole.


The second top choice in last week’s poll was smoked meat, garnering 17 votes, or 16% of the vote. Sack and Save poke came in third with 15 votes, or 14%, and all of the above rounded out the top choices with 11 votes, or 10%.

Here are the full results:

  • Your aunty’s potato-mac salad: 21 (20%).
  • Other: 21 (20%).
  • Smoked meat: 17 (16%).
  • Sack and Save poke: 15 (14%).
  • All of the above: 11 (10%).
  • Minit Stop fried chicken: 10 (9%).
  • Sushi from Kawamoto Store: 3 (2%).
  • L&L musubi: 2 (1%).
  • A bag of Chicharrones: 2 (1%).
  • Sack and Save teriyaki beef: 1 (0%).

Total votes: 103


We also appreciate another answer on social media. One reader said their favorite thing to bring to a Labor Day BBQ is friends.

From our experience, celebrating holidays is always better when friends and family are involved.

Sponsored Content

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments