New restaurant...need ideas for apps.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by baloo6969, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. baloo6969

    baloo6969 Newbie

    All, got a new restaurant in north east PA with all the staples a BBQ place would have(brisket, burned ends, pulled pork, half chickens), but looking to expand app choices to include more BBQ.

    Keep in mind, we want to prep a lot day or 2 in advance, quick prep time, heatup/cook quick, and KISS!

    So far, we have:
    1. ABT
    2. Pulled pork wontons
    3. Smoked mac and cheese bites
    4. Smoked wings
    5. Stuffed wings

    Synergies if possible...l let me know your thoughts.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2015
  2. baloo6969

    baloo6969 Newbie

    Oh, its not only a BBQ place, but we have a $15k we want to leverage the equipment as much as possible :)
  3. delbbq

    delbbq Fire Starter

      Where are you located?
  4. baloo6969

    baloo6969 Newbie

    NE PA
  5. smocan

    smocan Fire Starter

    Don't forget to smoke your vegetables! Asparagus, green beans and baked beans. These might be better sides.
  6. smocan

    smocan Fire Starter

    Also, sausage!
  7. chicken? beef? smoked dessert? pulled pork nachos? pulled pork potato skins? 
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  8. drewed

    drewed Meat Mopper

    You don't have beans on your menu?

     Oh, I suppose that is more of a side than an app.  
  9. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Slaw, corn bread, bacon mac 'n cheese, chicken wings - with various sauces.
  10. fred fleisher

    fred fleisher Newbie

    What about a BBQ Pulled Pork Quesadilla?  Or BBQ Nachos?
  11. jcbigler

    jcbigler Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Fresh made barbecue potato chips
  12. Def some kind of nachos (pulled pork, brisket, etc.), bbq chips, brisket burnt ends, pulled pork sliders
  13. gunzby

    gunzby Newbie

    Smoked rosemary red potatoes
    Herb crusted zucchini with a balsamic glaze (my favorite)
    Smoked wings in a few different flavors
    You could make a rib basket where you use a third or quarter slab
    Fried pickles

    I spent a lot of time working in restaurants when I was younger. I could come up with a ton of stuff
  14. smokeymagoo

    smokeymagoo Smoke Blower

    If you have access to fresh salmon, then it is hard to beat a great smoked salmon dip. Best thing is you cna bake the bread in the smoker also. Rip out the center and feel it with the salmon dip. I like cream cheese and mascarpone as the base fore my salmon dip.
  15. or a smoked salsa w/chips sounds awesome
  16. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    How about Armadillo Eggs made with ground Brisket or even mixed meat as leftovers dictate. A little more prep but quick cooking and low food cost. Add a Creamy Dip or even Ranch Dressing...JJ
  17. phatbac

    phatbac Master of the Pit

    I was at a BBQ place in south west va and they had an app that was smoked pulled pork jalapeno poppers.

    It had pulled pork and cheese stuffed in a jalapeno half and wrapped in bacon. they were delicious.

    Good Luck,

  18. oh im gonna do that next time i do PP and ABTs 
  19. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Where in Nepa?? My neck of the woods.

    Can you be more specific?
  20. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    for apps, how about "fatty sliders".  Rolled fatties (gauge finished diameter to the slider bun).  The range of fatty fillings gives a lot of options for what you have or make a sampler.  Or even a sliced fatty sandwich for the nice thick ones.  I would buy that on the lunch menu any day.

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