2013 BBQ Trends

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It’s officially summer, so that means trips to the beach, afternoons at the baseball game, and good ol’ American BBQing. Even though BBQing is steeped in tradition, there are always a few hot trends for each particular season. The summer of ’13 is no different.

Here are some trends that you’ll be seeing around the grill this year:

Smoking

According to grill manufacturer, Weber, “Smoking is 2013’s hottest cooking trend, allowing you to slow-cook and flavour food in new and imaginative ways.” This style of BBQing has been around for a while, but our guess is that popular cooking shows like Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, have shined a light it. Now, in the spotlight, people are smoking Ribs and Briskets at their own parties.

BBQ Cocktails

We’re living in a mash-up culture, and your favorite foods are just as likely to be blended together as your favorite songs are. One culinary area where this happens pretty often, is at the bar. Popular blog, Grilling with Rich, explained like this: “Whether it’s bacon infused bourbon or farm fresh ingredients in a Bloody Mary, the trend of culinary cocktails continues to heat up the bar and restaurant scene. Not only do these cocktails pair well with barbecue, but take it to the next level with some great flame-licked libations that include ingredients like smoked lemons, peaches and sugarcane.”

Going Gluten Free

In recent years, more and more people have discovered that they’ve been living with an intolerance to Gluten. As this become more of a common occurrence, we’ve seen an influx of products catering to those consumer’s needs. That’s why you’ll be seeing gluten-free buns for hot dogs and hamburgers at your next get-together. At chez vous, we make a point to cater to food specifications for any guest. Please make sure to let us know if there’s anything special we can do for you!

Chez Vous offers, not one, but five BBQ menus, should you be organizing that needs catering. Our traditional BBQ menu can be found, here, while our Western, Luau, Cajun, and Southern BBQ menus can be found, here.