Here are three things to know for your Chattanooga area Labor Day gatherings

Staff file photo by C.B. Schmelter / Kurt Stafford piles pulled pork into a tray during a previous Signal Mountain Lions Club barbecue at Althaus Park.

What are your plans for Labor Day?

If you're looking for barbecue, the Signal Mountain Lions Club will be serving it up.

Or how does a gourmet hot dog sound? Main Street Meats can accommodate that request, along with gourmet burgers or their specialty spare ribs, depending on your preference.

Finally, you might be surprised by how much the food, drinks and supplies for a 10-person gathering are projected to cost this year.

Here are three things to know as we head into the holiday.

Labor Day food costs

If you're planning a Labor Day cookout, get your wallet out. Tennessee is ranked among the Top 5 most expensive states for a backyard barbecue, according to a new survey by SimpleThriftyLiving.com. Alabama is No. 10 and Georgia lands in the lower third at No.