Enjoying Better Restaurants

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Enjoying Better Restaurants

When I started thinking more seriously about traveling full time for work, I knew that zeroing in on the best restaurants would probably make my experience a lot better. I started reading more and more restaurant reviews and checking out articles from restaurant critics talking about how to find great places to eat. It really made a big difference, to the point of me being able to gain a little weight on the road. Check out this blog to find out how to find great restaurants and enjoy better food. You never know, it could make your next date or business trip a lot better.

BBQ Sandwich Ideas For Special Events

Nothing complements a casual event better than easy-to-eat sandwiches that guests can enjoy while mixing and mingling. BBQ sandwiches are convenient and versatile in that they can be prepared both indoors and out, depending on the type of event you're hosting. 

You can serve BBQ sandwiches with all of the typical side dishes at any type of laid-back event or special occasion, such as kids' or adults' birthday parties, low-key family holiday get-togethers, graduation and anniversary celebrations, and baby and bridal showers. The sandwiches will also make ideal main courses for wedding receptions held in rustic locations, such as country barns or local parks. 

There are several different types of BBQ sandwich recipes, depending on what region you live in and what your culinary preferences are. For instance, Memphis is known for its dry rub, and North Carolina is known for its spicy, vinegar-flavored sauce, with BBQ meat that is traditionally smoked over a hickory wood fire for its signature taste.

When it comes time to serve the saucy sandwiches at the event, you can set the spread up buffet-style and allow guests to create their own using a variety of toppings, or you can serve them pre-made on trays. Depending on the size of the soiree, make them yourself using your favorite BBQ sandwich shop as menu inspiration, or have the eatery cater the lunch or dinner for you.

Here are some BBQ sandwich and side ideas to consider for your next party:

1. Classic Pulled-Pork Sandwich 

Classic pulled-pork BBQ sandwiches are destined to be crowd-pleasers for a majority of people on your guest list. The tender, grilled meat is typically tossed in a BBQ sauce and piled high on buns or rolls. They are sometimes topped with coleslaw, or the coleslaw can be served on the side. 

2. Sloppy Joes

Sloppy joes are simple to prepare and can be made in a slow-cooker prior to the celebration to save time. Combine ground beef with either a canned or homemade sauce, which typically features tomatoes, brown sugar, onions, and other flavorful ingredients, and then spoon the mixture onto buns. Sloppy joes are commonly accompanied by pickles and potato chips, making them easy to eat at both indoor and outdoor events.

3. BBQ Grilled Cheese Sandwich

For a creative twist on two classic sandwiches, you can delight partygoers of all ages with BBQ grilled cheese. Sandwich any type of BBQ meet between two pieces of cheese on bread, and then grill until it's golden brown.

This will make a good option if you have vegetarians or children on your guest list, as the sandwiches can easily be prepared without the meat. 

For more information about BBQ sandwich recipes, check out a sandwich shop like Au Jus NYC.