Roadside BBQ: Beach-Bound Roadside Eats
If you’ve ever spent a summer on the Eastern Shore, you are probably familiar with the roadside BBQ. If you want to get some great grilled chicken (and other meats), and escape the beach traffic for a while, there is nothing better than stopping at a roadside BBQ. Now you can have those same great flavors in your own backyard (no traffic required).
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Here at Superstar Cookout Menus, we believe the key to a fantastic cookout or barbecue is to have food choices that go well together and flavors that compliment each other. And what better way to ensure your cookout is a success than to use well-known, time-tested flavor profiles.
For our purposes, a “flavor profile” is the immediately identifiable combination of flavors that define a specific cuisine. It is how different regional ingredients are put together to create a unique and memorable dining experience.
For example, the idea of “Mexican food” conjures different food images and produces the anticipation of different flavors than if I say “Asian food” or “Cajun food”.
Ideally, creating the perfect cookout menu should be as simple as possible. To simplify the process, we create fictitious restaurants with flavor profiles famous the world over. As a result, each restaurant has a collection of recipes and food choices that makes creating the perfect cookout menu a snap.
Just put together a menu from the same flavor profile “restaurant”, and you are sure to have a memorable cookout or backyard BBQ that keeps your friends and family talking for weeks to come.
When you want to throw a roadside BBQ party in your own backyard, just head to the Beach-Bound Roadside Eats flavor profile. There you will find a collection of recipes chosen to transport you to summer on the Eastern Shore.
Flavor Profile: Classic American, Eastern Shore, North-Eastern Cuisine, Outside Dining, Picnic, Roadside Chicken Stands
Inspiration: If you’ve ever driven to popular East Coast beach destinations like Rehoboth Beach, DE or Ocean City, MD, then you’ve probably seen roadside barbecues sometimes run by the VFW or Kiwanis Club. You might even stop to escape weekend traffic and enjoy some of that traditional Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) BBQ chicken.
This chicken is so delicious and popular, some of these places use grills that can cook 140 chicken halves at a time.
Think outside eating at picnic tables, lots of smoke coming from oil drums or cinder block grills and, of course… paper plates full of great food.
My take: Grilled & BBQ Chicken (of course), Beef and Pork dishes, as well as classic picnic-style sides.
Maybe you need some inspiration to get the creative juices flowing for your Roadside BBQ party.
Check out this clip where the Kiwanis Club cooks up 3000 chicken halves on a rustic cinder block BBQ pit...
Grilled chicken is a staple of any roadside BBQ. Check out 180 chicken halves being cooked over coals… your mouth is sure to start watering.
If you are missing summer at the Eastern Shore, check out this video on Rehoboth Beach Delaware. This might just inspire you to have a roadside BBQ with great grilled food… no matter where you are or what time of year.
OK, now that you are inspired, let’s talk about creating a crowd pleasing roadside BBQ menu.
We all have our favorite cuts of meat, pork and chicken. And we believe everyone should be free to pick their favorites when throwing a backyard cookout for friends and family. Therefore, we provide cooking instructions for a wide variety of meats… perfect for the grill. (*Indoor cooking instructions also provided*)
|Beef: Rib Eye Steak, N.Y. Strip Steak, Hanger Steak, Flat Iron Steak, Flank Steak & Skirt Steak||Pork: Pork Tenderloin, Pork Chops & Pork Ribs (Baby Back Ribs and Spare Ribs)||Chicken: Chicken Breast & Chicken Pieces (Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks)|
When you take your favorite cuts of beef, pork and chicken and add the flavors associated with classic roadside grilling… you are ready for one delicious roadside BBQ experience.
Here is just ONE roadside inspired menu you can put together using Lou M. Penn’s Recipes and the Beach-Bound Roadside Eats flavor profile.
The main event...
Grill Rub Seasoned & Grilled Flat Iron Steaks served with Pickled Red Onions
Bay Bridge Barbecued Baby Back Ribs
Delmarva-Style Grilled Chicken Thighs & Drumsticks served with Pickled Hot Peppers
And on the side, your choice of…
Classic American Potato Salad, Amish Macaroni Salad, Creamy Coleslaw and Corn on the Cob with Flavored Butter
By using the recipes found in the Beach-Bound Roadside Eats flavor profile, you can create this roadside BBQ menu AND MANY MANY MORE.
Roadside BBQ Recipes
Included in the Beach-Bound Roadside Eats flavor profile you get all the recipes you need to create the perfect roadside inspired BBQ party…
- 7 roadside inspired spice mix recipes
- 4 roadside inspired flavored butters
- 3 roadside inspired brine and marinade recipes
- 3 roadside inspired BBQ sauce recipes
- 3 roadside inspired condiment recipes
- 5 roadside inspired side dish recipes
Variety is the spice of life...
Varying the cuts of beef, pork and chicken and changing the combination of spice mixes, marinades, sauces and sides, you can create an endless amount of roadside BBQ menus that will keep your guests happy and clamoring for more.
Here at Superstar Cookout Menus, we believe planning and preparation go a long way to throwing a backyard cookout that is both delicious and seemingly effortless to prepare.
This is why we have developed a step-by-step plan that leaves nothing to chance. To clarify, go through this slideshow to see how to plan the perfect roadside BBQ party.
We give you everything you need to plan your party, plan your menu and finalize your cookout plan. As a result, your backyard cookout is both crowd-pleasing and comes off without a hitch.
Just follow the step-by-step plan for a roadside BBQ:
- Choose the Beach-Bound Roadside Eats flavor profile
- Print and fill in the Cookout Party Planner
- Go over Sample Menus to get inspired
- Check out the recipes & print and fill in Menu Planners
- Use the Blank Recipe Template to add any family favorites with the same flavor profile
- Print and fill in the Menu Brainstormer with all the recipes you’ll need
- Create your Recipe Binder to put the recipes at your fingertips
- Print and fill in the Grocery List
- Print and fill in the Cookout Schedule so you know what to do and when to do it
- ENJOY your cookout and impress your friends and family