Growing up, my grandparents enjoyed preparing pork barbecue a few times every year at their home. Whenever they barbecued, they would invite several friends and other family members over. To serve with the pork meat, my grandmother always prepared several mouthwatering side dishes such as potato salad and baked beans. Because they slow cooked the meat for hours, they were always extremely tired when the fun festivities were complete. Nowadays, my family skips the hassle of cooking pork barbecue themselves. Instead, they enjoy this delicious entree at a favorite local restaurant. On this blog, you will discover the best side dishes to order with a pork barbecue meal at a restaurant. Enjoy!
If you're looking for the perfect place to hold your next special event, deciding on a venue is most likely at the top of your to-do list. To get the most bang for your event-planning buck, as well as plenty of conveniences, consider renting a restaurant banquet room.
When narrowing down the ideal banquet room, start by inquiring as to whether your favorite restaurants offer private event space or not. Many eateries offer a room dedicated to parties and range from small and intimate, to large, sweeping spaces. If outdoor space is important to you, look for a restaurant that features a patio or a lawn as well.
A restaurant banquet room is a convenient setting for a wide range of special occasions, including kids' and adults' birthday celebrations, Christmas, Easter, and other holiday parties, anniversaries and graduations, baby and bridal showers, and even wedding receptions.
Following are some tips for holding a special event in a restaurant banquet room:
1. Pick a Cuisine
One of the first things to consider when choosing a restaurant venue is the type of cuisine you want to serve your guests. If it's a casual affair, such as a child's birthday bash, a pizza parlor with event space may be the perfect fit.
If it's a more elegant soiree, such as a wedding reception, go with a more upscale eatery. Popular venues may be booked months out, so try to reserve the space as soon as possible.
Many restaurants offer a prix fixe menu with special group rates, which will save you money. Inquire as to whether they will provide a specialty dessert, such as a cake, or if you need to hire an outside caterer for that.
2. Figure Out Logistics
Since you're holding the event in a restaurant, logistics like tables and chairs will already be provided. However, if you need additional seating, you may have to rent them through an event management company.
Additional logistical considerations include hiring a DJ or a live band, renting a dance floor, or audio/visual equipment for presentations. If the restaurant provides outdoor space in addition to the banquet room, you may also want to rent an event tent.
3. Decide on Decorations
Prior to the event, ask restaurant management if you can provide your own decorations to give the space a personalized feel. Some options include colorful linen tablecloths, runners and napkins, eye-catching table centerpieces, balloon arches, banners, and string lights wrapped around pillars.
For more information on a banquet room, contact a professional near you.