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Upscale BBQ?

smcn216 Sep 8, 2010 05:18 PM

I am helping to plan a party and am looking for a catering company/restaurant who will do "upscale BBQ", preferably onsite. Any reccomendations would be greatly appreciated!

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    Hal Laurent RE: smcn216 Sep 8, 2010 05:22 PM

    Upscale BBQ? Sounds like an oxymoron.

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      alkapal RE: Hal Laurent Sep 9, 2010 06:36 AM

      i was wondering the same thing.

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      MikeR RE: smcn216 Sep 9, 2010 06:51 AM

      If you have a big enough order, have the space and want the full show, Rockland's will bring out a smoker and cook on site. I'll bet that they'd even serve out of real stainless chafing dishes rather than aluminum foil pans, too. Hopefully money is no object (which is how you make it "upscale").

      1. JonParker RE: smcn216 Sep 9, 2010 06:54 AM

        Can you define upscale BBQ? And what area is your event in?

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          JRCann RE: smcn216 Sep 9, 2010 08:26 AM

          upscale BBQ means you don't want to eat it! mmm, let's see --- upscale pulled pork on a croissant with Bearnaise sauce and a balsamic reduction. I don't want that!

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            JRCann RE: JRCann Sep 9, 2010 11:21 AM

            sorry if I am am highjacking this thread... Upscale NC BBQ= pulled pork on a cheap "wonder bread" hamburger bun, a spoonful of coleslaw, and a bottle of Texas Pete on the table (or some vinegar-y based homemade hot sauce in an old Cheerwine bottle with a couple of holes punched in the cap) and a never ending pitcher of sweet tea. --- oh ---- on a flimsy paper plate. Now that's BBQ friend.

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            Geeyore RE: smcn216 Sep 11, 2010 10:41 AM

            Ha ha. "Upscale BBQ."

            You know a lot of Q heads are gonna' hoot about that!

            In any case you're probably looking for something like Red Hot & Blue. They do catering, probably just what you're looking for. Maybe they can even do that "upscale" thang.

            I will say that their potato salad is excellent. The Q itself is perfectly acceptable.

            www.redhotandblue.com but the web site seems to be down at the moment. They do have a catering web page, and last time I looked it seemed very thorough.

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              dining with doc RE: smcn216 Sep 11, 2010 12:21 PM

              I think of upscale BBQ........whole roasted pig, smoked salmon, oysters and other seafoods, whole smoked ducks or chickens, lamb or whole goat?,
              serve it with premium beer and wine, on china with real silverware, white table cloths, upscaled sides and bingo..............UPSCALED BBQ. of course we all know this does not exist except perhaps rarely in our back yard or if you are really lucky...at a friends or on the food network. hahahaha

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