Barbecue

Decline: diners ate at the pub less during sunny May

Sunny May leaves pubs short on diners

By Nicholas Robinson

Food pubs did not feel the benefit of the unseasonably warm May, with budget-sensitive diners opting for home barbecues or picnics in the park, new data shows.

Born in the USA: Barbecue food takes inspiration from overseas

Brits go gaga for US barbecue

By Daniel Woolfson

Pub gardens are perfect for barbecues. But barbecue cooking is more complex than slapping some flaccid meat on a smouldering grill.

Going up in smoke: running a barbecue

Going up in smoke: running a barbecue

By Laurie Macdonald

With the busy summer period in full swing, barbecues are all the rage in pub gardens up and down the country. A range of new options are aimings to make barbecue a year round event instead of seasonal - and give your food offering a smoky new flavour....

Trend watch: meat and whiskey pairings

Trend Watch

Trend watch: meat and whiskey pairings

By Jo Bruce

When it comes to barbecues, beer and wine are typical accompaniments, but whiskey is increasingly taking a slice of this dining occasion.

National Barbecue Week: ready, flame, fire

National Barbecue Week: ready, flame, fire

By Daniel Woolfson

National barbecue week is upon us and operators are firing up their grills across the country as the weather takes a turn for the better to cash in on consumer demand for charred and marinated delights.

Top tips for hosting a sizzling pub BBQ

Industry insight

Top tips for hosting a sizzling pub BBQ

By Daniel Woolfson

Summer is fast approaching and for operators lucky enough have an outdoor dining area, it’s the perfect time to cash in on the hot weather with a solid barbecue offer.

Marston's Garden Grill  is among operators capitalising on the BBQ trend

TREND WATCH

Barbecued food

By Sheila McWattie

Among the food trends identified by Allegra Foodservice in its Menu & Food Trends 2014 report are "hot trends", such as barbecued foods.

Pulled pork tortilla wrap with Chipotle sauce from Santa Maria

Trend Watch

Trend Watch - Street Food

By Elliot Kuruvita

The increasing demand for street food has seen a spark in pop-up stalls and food markets offering cuisines from around the World and customers are shunning fine dining for plastic forks and boxes of burgers and chilli dogs.

Pork loin steaks are among profitable menu ideas for bbqs

BPEX launches guide to BBQ menu ideas

By Phil Mellows

BPEX has launched a range of short films aiming at helping pub caterers to come up with some exciting BBQ menu ideas featuring interesting and profitable pork cuts.

BBQ, pub food, al fresco

Get involved in National BBQ Week 2014

By Noli Dinkovski

Pubs are being encouraged to make the most of alfresco eating in the run up to National BBQ Week, which is to return for the 18th consecutive year.

Maclay Inns develops BBQ pub concept

Maclay Inns develops BBQ pub concept

By John Harrington

Maclay Inns, the Scottish pub and bar operator, is to launch a new pub concept featuring barbecue food and craft beer.

Battle to find best barbecue chef

Pub chef in British BBQ Champion battle

By Lesley Foottit

A pub chef will battle it out with 17 of the UK's best at the Laverstoke Park British BBQ Championships this month. Paul Merrett, owner of the...

Slug evolution

Slug evolution

It's been quite a year for Slug and Lettuce. The brand was caught up in parent company Laurel's demise into administration in March, before...

Innside out

Innside out

Lucy Britner looks at ideas to make food sales sizzle at your pub this summer The clocks change, the convertibles come out of the garages and,...

A plate in the sun

A plate in the sun

Lucy Britner talks al-fresco trends, tips and tasty bites As soon as the sun gets his hat on, dining out becomes dining outside. Whether you are...

Blue sky dining

Blue sky dining

The smoking ban presents a big opportunity for licensees to maximise their food offer in outside areas of all shapes and sizes. Mark Taylor explores...

Ask the experts

Ask the experts

Brian George president, National BBQ Association Barbecues look attractive displaying a mix of colours, and red, green or yellow bell peppers can...

Win a free smoking ban site survey

Win a free smoking ban site survey

Calor is giving Morning Advertiser readers the chance to win a free site survey to help them make the most of their outside areas ahead of the...