Putting A Better Spin On Dinnertime

A Guide To Restaurant Side Dishes & Barbecue Sauce Options

One of the best parts of dining at barbecue restaurants is the signature BBQ sauce that is served with meals. While the sauce is typically limited to main courses like ribs and chicken, you do not have to keep yourself limited. Expand your barbecue dining options with the addition of sauce on appetizers and side dishes.

Use this quick guide to learn about some meals to try BBQ sauce on the next time you dine at BBQ restaurants.

Side Salads

Add a little kick to a side salad with some barbecue sauce. The sauce acts like a replacement for the dressing and mixes well if you have salad toppings like chopped chicken or bacon. Play around with options to enjoy a mix of flavors. For example, a salad could feature half ranch dressing and half barbecue sauce.

Use half of each, so the salad is not too over powered with sauce. When you order, request the dressings and sauces on the side, so you can play around with different amounts and gradually add more in.

Mashed Potatoes

When you order a side of mashed potatoes, gravy is the typical topping, but consider replacing your gravy with some barbecue sauce. The sauce will add a nice kick to the potatoes and create a savory taste with the potatoes. Create a small groove in the center of the potatoes and pour some of the sauce right in the center.

Consider BBQ sauce for other potato-based side dishes as well. For example, you could order a side of sauce to use for dipping with French fries, or drizzle some of the sauce over a baked potato that includes other toppings like cheese and sour cream.

Mozzarella Sticks

Dipping French fries in BBQ sauce is not your only dipping option. Order a batch of mozzarella sticks and use BBQ sauces as a replacement for marinara sauce. Ideally, a BBQ restaurant will offer multiple sauce options. You can request different flavors so you can change up the dip with each mozzarella stick. You can enjoy the different tastes and find your favorite sauce.

The same idea applies for other dipping foods like onions rings, potato skins, chicken fingers, or jalapeno poppers. Some restaurants may offer a whole flight of barbecue sauces so you can try all the flavors. The BBQ sauce flight makes the meal easy to order.

Try one or more of these options the next time you dine out and you may find a new favorite you come to enjoy every time you go out to eat. For more ideas, contact a BBQ restaurant like Grumpy's Bar B Que Roadhouse.