If a sample of four is enough for an answer, then yes, they do. We asked these brilliant local chefs to supply appropriate Labor Day recipes, along with their rundown of plans for September 1, and the responses were positive in every sense.
The recipes that follow were chosen for their ability to hold their freshness even if the cookout or picnic is several hours away. Skill levels range from blessedly simple to enticingly challenging. All rate multiple stars for flavor.