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The Complete Restuarant Guide

If you enjoy eating out and trying new restaurants, you'll find a lot of interesting information in this blog. My name is Patsy Rogers and my husband and I love going to different restaurants and eating a variety of foods. Every Saturday we eat at a different restaurant and many times we travel several miles to try a new place. We do a lot of research to find the best eating establishments and then we make plans to visit that location. In this blog, you'll learn how to find the best restaurants in your area, how to make smart menu selections and the proper etiquette for eating out. You'll also learn about the many different kinds of cuisine from around the world. I hope that you enjoy reading all about restaurants and that this blog helps to enhance your dining experience.

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Hosting A Barbecue Event That Will Impress Your Neighbors

by Andy Hill

If you are new to the neighborhood, and you wish to meet some of the people who live on your street, consider hosting a barbecue event at your home to introduce yourself to neighbors, so you make new friends. A barbecue event is a wonderful way to mingle in a comfortable setting, and you will be able to converse with others as you cook up some delicious treats. Here are some extra touches you can give to a barbecue to make it remembered and appreciated.

Purchase High-Quality Foods

The food you will be serving will be the highlight of the event. Rather than purchasing standard hot dogs and burgers, opt for gourmet meats instead. If you order gourmet burgers online, you can get exactly what you want without needing to deal with going to the butcher and hauling your ingredients around in your vehicle. The food will be delivered right to your door, portioned right, and will be able to be stored in your freezer until the day of the big event. The quality of the food you serve will make a huge difference in the wow factor overall.

Make A Burger Station

After you heat burgers and dogs for your guests, have people top them to their liking. Set out several trays offering organic vegetables like tomatoes, lettuce, jalapenos, and onions. Place several condiments out as well, offering more than just mustard and ketchup to please the palate. Use horseradish, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, chili, blue cheese and thousand island dressings, and several different types of cheese, to give your guests flavorful accompaniments that are a bit off the beaten track.

Make sure you have relishes and several roll choices for those who want to eat their gourmet burger or dog on something more than a standard bun. Let each guest walk through the line selecting the toppings they wish to try, and allow them to go back again and again to sample different toppings each time.

Offer Some Entertainment

While having strangers over to enjoy your cooking, things can be a bit awkward as you think of things to discuss. To help break the ice, having some entertainment available can give help get the conversation started. Having a disc jockey to play favorite tunes will get your guests in the mood to fraternize with others while bopping to the beat. Place a volleyball or badminton net out in your yard for those who want to get a bit of exercise during the event. Have an area for children to play, such as a small kiddie pool area or a moon bounce house, for fun. Your barbecue event may become the hit of the summer, possibly making you want to expand it to an annual event!