Summer is almost here, and with it comes the promise of plentiful backyard barbecues. This season, up the ante on your usual hamburgers-and-hot-dogs routine, and take inspiration from the Deep South, St. Louis and even Asia. Because when it comes to chilling and grilling, we aim to satisfy all of our sunny-day cravings.
Spice up your next BBQ with a variety of different meats — ribs, brisket, pulled pork and whole chickens — as well as Thai spices, Korean flavors and Southern sauces. We’ve smoked out 9 dishes that are sure to keep you and your guests raving all the way to Labor Day:
Instead of throwing a hamburger on the grill, try preparing a pulled pork sandwich this season like the one at Sweet Cheeks Q, delivered on hot griddled Texas toast (extra thick sandwich bread) or a bulkie (a New England-style sandwich roll) with pickles and onions.
Farmhouse Kitchen delivers Thai-inspired barbecue dishes, including chicken marinated in turmeric and coconut milk, cooked on bamboo skewers and paired with sides of papaya salad and black sticky rice.
Adopting a smokey, St. Louis style of BBQ, Town Hall delivers ribs with BBQ sauce, corn muffins and Stevie’s coleslaw, as well as grilled pork chops with grit cakes, summer beans and peach-and-rhubarb pepper jelly.