There are some things that just scream summer: the smell of freshly cut grass, day trips to the beach, enjoying salted peanuts and beer at the ballpark, etc. One thing that always sticks out in my mind as a favorite summertime activity is eating barbecue!
This summer, a laidback company picnic, corporate luncheon, or outdoor reception is just the thing the thing your event attendees need to kick back and mingle after time in the boardroom. To really do your summertime events justice, consider having them catered by some of the best names in barbecue in North America. Here are a few to help you get grillin':
The Hitching Post
Located in a 100-year-old building, the Hitching Post in Casmalia, California, transports guests back in time to the days of cowboys, black gold and railroad travel. Using techniques dating back to the Old West, the Hitching Posts cooks its meats over a indoor barbecue pit fueled by red oak wood.
The Hitching Post Restaurant offers catering services to events of all kinds throughout California and as far as Indiana, making it equally ideal for Los Angeles catering or San Diego catering needs. Its famous "Santa Monica Style Barbecue" (roast-size chunks of top sirloin beef seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic salt and served with Santa Maria Pinquito beans, green salad, macaroni salad, toasted garlic bread and salsa) is a favorite for catered affairs.
This family-owned San Antonio restaurant is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Located in the southeast side, The Smokehouse serves it barbecue off a 40-foot indoor pit and cooks only with 100 percent mesquite wood. Prepared with a dry rub, barbecue options include brisket, pork ribs, chicken and sausage, all of which are cut right at the table.
The Smokehouse can take care of all your San Antonio catering needs. Its affordable fare can be served buffet style or serving style, and comes complete with bread, pickles, onions, jalapenos, sauces, plates, plastic cutlery and napkins.
Smokin Bones Barbecue Catering
Don't think that if you're planning a Toronto event you'll be left out of this Southern staple. Smokin Bones Barbecue Catering in Toronto has you covered when it comes to outdoor cooking, counting roast beef brisket, jerk chicken drummettes, homemade potato salad, and even sweet and spicy shrimp among its extensive menu options.
Chef Don Schell has been a staple on the Toronto restaurant and catering scene for years, providing delicious fare at venues such as Roy Thompson Hall and the Saint Lawrence Center for the Preforming Arts. Smokin Bones can also provide servingware, cooking equipment and full array of staffing services.
Founded in the early 1920s, Arthur Bryant's has garnered quite a following over the years. Steven Spielberg, Robert Redford and Jack Nicholson are among the many famous guests who have flocked to Bryant's to enjoy pulled pork, beef, chicken and more, all doused in the signature sauce.
With two locations in Kansas City, Missouri, and one in Kansas City, Kansas, Arthur Bryant's can arrange for full catering or drop-off for groups of 40 or more people. Plus, Arthur Bryant's Legends at the Speedway can accommodate family-style dining for groups of 20 or more people, as can Arthur Bryant's Brooklyn.