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Celebrating Outside: Planning a Cozy Autumnal Gathering

  • Posted on: 29 September 2020
  • By: Brian and Mick

There is no denying that things are looking a little different this Fall. Still, for those interested in gathering outside in the crisp Autumn air, we have some helpful suggestions (including the food, of course!) to make your get-together memorable! With winter just around the corner, now is the time to take advantage of gathering with those you love while the temps are still mild.

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Here are some suggestions to transform your outside space, complete with menu selections that support the feel of the season:

  • Light the Space: Strings of lights can be all it takes to transform your backyard from a simple yard into an intimate space to gather. As an alternative to burning lanterns, you can also try placing string lights into glass jars and place on tables or walkways.
  • Decorate with fall décor. Autumn-themed décor or seasonal plants will help bring that Fall vibe alive. Containers of mums in an array of colors are an easy addition with big impact! 
  • Add warmth. After all, it's New England, so as the sun sets, make an outdoor lounge spot feel cozy with a portable outdoor fire pit for your patio. Spacing seating smartly around the firepit will allow for a great conversation area while being mindful of necessary distancing. 
  • Comfort Food for the Win: Choosing curbside menu options that fit the feel of your small gathering couldn't be easier. Selections like our BBQ Chicken & Pig meal offer roasted pork and chicken options paired with cowboy beans, cornbread, and homemade applesauce. Add on our cheesy good mac n' cheese to round out a deliciously good gathering!

We have no doubt that your guests will feel the love (and warmth!) once they enter your Autumn themed backyard. 

Curious about our other curbside menu options for your outdoor gathering and want to place an order? Hop on over to our Curbside Menu section!

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Comfort Foods for the Fall!

  • Posted on: 21 September 2020
  • By: Brian and Mick

With Summer’s quick departure and Autumn’s swift arrival, it is easy to feel like the opportunities to gather and celebrate are waning. Luckily, we are here to remind you that Fall is a fantastic time to welcome the cozier months ahead and find ways to celebrate the upcoming season together.

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Here are some of our delicious comfort foods and menu-planning suggestions for your Fall events:

 

  • Aim for Heartier Foods. Some of our favorite comfort foods for the cooler months include our Chicken Marsala, Lasagna, Roast Stuffed Pork, Shepherd’s Pie, and even Baked Scrod. A traditional favorite is our Mac N’ Cheese, which we offer in several unique varieties like Buffalo Chicken, Salsa con Queso and a New England favorite...lobster!
  • Healthy Options Work Too. No one said you could only have higher-calorie comfort foods; there is room for veggies or a fresh salad too! Pair your chosen entrée(s) with a veggie side dish like Candied Baby Carrots, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, or the Harvest Salad – a fall and winter favorite packed with walnuts, cranberries, crumbled bleu cheese, mixed greens, onions, cucumbers, and peppers with an apple cider vinaigrette. Delicious! Browse all of our a la carte menu items to find something that catches your eye (and appetite)!
  • Get Your Soup On! Soup can be an excellent option to incorporate into your menu during the approaching New England winters. Guinness Beef Stew, Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, and Roasted Corn & Butternut Squash Bisque all make for cozy menu add-ons! We even provide Oyster crackers, disposable bowls, and spoons 
  • Family Style All the Way. You can keep things simple by choosing from one of our fixed menu options, like our Old-Fashioned Family Dinner Buffets! The Roast Dinner – with Roasted Turkey or Pork, Whipped Potatoes, Stuffing, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Butternut Squash, and Rolls & Butter is always a tummy-filling crowd-pleaser.
  • Craving Italian? Our Little Italy menu includes Ziti, Italian Meatballs, Sweet Italian Sausage, Chicken or Eggplant Parmesan, Fresh Garden Salad, and Italian Bread & Butter, has all the fixings you could ever crave!
  • Let Us Bring the Food to You! That’s right, in addition to our always available curbside pick-up menu (which has some AMAZING comfort style dishes of its very own), we’ll deliver hot items right your door within an hour’s drive of our commissary in Pawtucket. Be on the lookout for our big white truck with the lobster on it! 

 

Have questions? Curious to have a custom catering quote created for your upcoming celebration or event? Do not hesitate to contact us today!

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Clam and Lobster Boil Pick Up

  • Posted on: 10 September 2020
  • By: Brian and Mick

B&M was perfect for catering our small gathering for my father-in-law's 80th birthday party. All he wanted was a clam bake and with Covid we couldn’t throw him the big party we wanted. Most places have a big minimum # of meals to order a clam bake.

B&M’s clam and lobster boil pick up and cook with options for a customizable small number of meals was perfect!!!

We also got ribs and some sides as we have one person with shellfish allergy.

The food was all sooooo good!!!!

Delicious, easy to reheat (they gave us all the directions and tips and tricks), easy to cook the boil.

They answered all of my many questions with patience and were super helpful.

Price was also really great for such great food!

Totally worth the quick drive from Boston to RI to pick up.

We will definitely go back and highly recommend them!

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Bonus, the box for the food is super fun and still going strong as a favorite play toy a month later!

It’s been a boat, bed, car, you name it!

Kate P.
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Gluten-Free? Vegetarian? Shellfish Allergies? Oh My!

  • Posted on: 31 August 2020
  • By: Brian and Mick

Guests' requests have you stressed? Let us make it easy!

 

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Although B&M is a popular pick for Pig Roasts and Luaus, we also know that our customers can have some challenges regarding dietary restrictions, whether it's their own or their guests. 

 

With our wide array of menu selections for your event, you can easily provide a delicious option for your vegetarian aunt and your gluten-free bestie!

 

We make it possible to gather family and friends around a table filled with food that fits. In fact, to make it just a bit easier, we can happily substitute any of our vegetarian entrees for the entree items on your menu, and still include all your favorite side dishes!

 

Below is just a small sampling of our gluten-free options:

  •  Roasted Pig
  •  Steamed Clams & Mussels
  •  All of our Bean Dishes
  •  Corn on the Cob
  •  Potatoes
  •  Grilled Veggie Medley (cross over)
  •  Even all the BBQ sauces are gluten-free!

And for the vegetarian options, the list goes on, but here's a preview:

  •  Mushroom Napoleon
  •  Veggie Lasagna (served with Red Sauce) 
  •  Veggie Jambalaya
  •  Tex-Mex Vegetable Salad
  •  Baked Mac ‘N Cheese
  •  Red Bliss Potatoes with Onions
  •  Sweet & Spicy Thai Noodles

 

Wondering about the potential problem of a guest's shellfish allergy? No problem; we can cook the food separate from any shellfish, so there is no cross-contamination.

 

We weren't kidding when we said we could work with any request!

 

Ready to learn more?

Drop us a line and request a quote!

We are always happy to talk through any special dietary needs you may have for your celebration. Let's keep you AND your guests happy and well-fed!

 

And if you are craving something special before your big event, don't forget we offer online ordering and curbside pick-up too!

 

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Congratulations to This Month's Clambake Winner

  • Posted on: 28 August 2020
  • By: Brian and Mick

Congratulations to Emmalee P. of Woonsocket, RI.

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Emmalee's name was chosen as the lucky winner of our monthly drawing for a Clambake to Travel.

When Emmalee comes by our kitchen in Pawtucket to pick up her Clambake-to-Travel, she is simply going to love taking home our traditional New England Clambake. She'll find that everything she needs is included in its very own pot. Emmalee's family or friends will enjoy this DIY clambake dinner.

The reusable take-home pot is completely full with lobster, steamers, mussels, chourico, corn on the cob, red bliss potatoes & onions. 

Each month we hold a "Win-A-Clambake" drawing.  This month, Emmalee's name was chosen from the entries we received.

We know that Emmalee is going to really enjoy how easy it is to prepare our clambakes to travel!

No Kidding! It's so incredibly EASY to prepare a Do-It-Yourself Clambake. You can cook it in your home, your backyard, a tailgate event, or even at your campsite:

The first thing you do is add water to the pot we provide.

Then, you place it on your stovetop. 

That's it!

In less than one hour, you and your guests can enjoy their own Traditional Old-Fashioned Clambake.

You could become next month's winner.  
Simply visit the "Win a Clambake" page to register.
Please, feel free to enter every month.  The more the merrier.    

Good Luck!

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