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5 Menu Must-Haves for Your Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

  • Posted on: 19 April 2019
  • By: Brian and Mick

Fiesta, Fiesta!

Cinco de Mayo is coming in hot, and we’re already busting out the margarita glasses and all the avocados. In honor of this beloved Mexican holiday, we’re sharing five menu-must haves for your Cinco De Mayo bash. 

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  1. Do It Yourself Taco Bar

What’s Cinco De Mayo without tacos? We love the South of the Border Menu, which includes a Chicken & Beef Taco Bar. Your guests will have a blast making their own creation with all the fixings: guacamole, shredded cheddar, lettuce, tomato chunks, olives, sour cream, salsa, and jalapenos to add some spice! 

  1. Salsa con Queso Mac N’ Cheese

Think outside the box, and wow your guests with an unexpected dish: Mac n’ Cheese! Our Salsa Con Queso Mac adds a zesty spin to this childhood favorite, with a to-die-for white cheese sauce. Take it to the next level by adding taco beef to your mac order! 

  1. Chips & Guac

Keep it simple with a Mexican classic: chips and guac! Our Mexican Platter is a party must-have, complete with nacho chips, salsa, sour cream, black bean dip, jalapenos and of course guacamole

  1. Irresistible Queso Dips 

Everyone loves a good ol’ fashioned dip to snack on throughout the day. Our cheesy Salsa Con Queso or Beefy Salsa Con Queso dips are especially fitting for your Cinco De Mayo fiesta! 

  1. Tex-Mex Vegetable Salad 

All your favorite Mexican flavors into one big healthy salad! This colorful and refreshing combo – featuring corn, beans, and peppers – is a great complement to your fiery meals and apps. 

 

BONUS:

If you don’t feel like crafting your own menu from scratch, our  South of the Border Menu is the perfect option for you! Along with the DIY Taco Bar (as mentioned above), this fan-favorite menu also includes:

 

  • Veggie or Meat Chili
  • Mexicali Vegetable Medley
  • Spanish Rice
  • Freshly Baked Corn Bread 
  • Watermelon
  • Lemonade 

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    Happy Cinco De Mayo, Friends!

    For more party inspiration, check out these four delicious themed menus!  

     

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    Congratulations to This Month's Clambake Winner

    • Posted on: 18 April 2019
    • By: Brian and Mick

    Congratulations to Sandra M. of Cranston, RI!

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    Sandra's name was chosen as the lucky winner of our monthly drawing for a Clambake to Travel. When Sandra comes by our kitchen in Pawtucket to pick up her Clambake-to-Travel, she is sure to be super excited to bring home our traditional New England Clambake. Everything is included in its very own pot. Sandra'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. 

    By now, we hope you know, each month we hold a "Win-A-Clambake" drawing.  This month, Sandra's name was chosen from the entries we received.

    We think Sandra is going to really enjoy how easy it is to prepare our clambakes to travel!

    It is ridiculously easy it is 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 stove top. 

    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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    Stellar Food and Service

    • Posted on: 5 April 2019
    • By: Brian and Mick

    Here's what Dan R. of Simsbury, CT had to say on Yelp about his clambake. 

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    "B&M catered our Friday night clambake at the Narragansett Beach North Clubhouse. 

    They were absolutely stellar in every way! 
    Food, service, everything was excellent.

    Our clambake menu included a belly-busting all-star line-up of Lobster, BBQ Chicken, New England Clam Chowder, Steamed Clams & Mussels, Drawn Butter, Baked beans, Corn on the Cob, Red Bliss potatoes & Onions, Brown bread & butter, apple crisp, lemonade & coffee. We also added on a full open bar option that ran 4 hours and included a bartender and insurance. 

    The food was amazing!! 
    The clam chowder had a lot of flavor and wasn't overloaded with potatoes, and yes, there were clams in the chowder. The steamed mussels and clams were also great- super fresh and super delicious. I passed on the beans and the potatoes, but let me tell you that the corn I had was great - a super large portion that was expertly cooked and tasted sweet and excellent.

    The lobster was so good- perfectly cooked and without any of the tough stringiness, you get from a lobster that's been boiling in the pot a teensy bit too long.
     One of the B & M guys pre-cracked the tail and claws to make your dining experience easier.

    Now I didn't expect to rave about the BBQ chicken at a clambake, but let me tell you the chicken was outstanding. So moist and tender with a really good barbecue sauce on top.

    And we finished off our feast with a scoop of apple crisp and a squirt of whipped cream.

    Thank you, Brian and Mickey Doherty (The B & M in B&M).  
    You did a bang up job for us."
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    Congratulations to This Month's Clambake Winner

    • Posted on: 19 March 2019
    • By: Brian and Mick

    Congratulations to Nancy W. 

    do it yourself clambake

    Nancy's name was chosen as this month's lucky winner of our Clambake to Travel monthly drawing. When Nancy comes by our kitchen in Pawtucket to pick up her Clambake-to-Travel, she will be pleased to bring home our traditional New England Clambake. Everything is included in its very own pot. Nancy's family or friends will enjoy this DIY clambake dinner.

    The reusable take-home pot contains a full meal of lobster, steamers, mussels, chourico, corn on the cob, red bliss potatoes & onions. 

    By now, we hope you know, each month we hold a "Win-A-Clambake" drawing.  This month, Nancy's name was chosen from the entries we received.

    We think Nancy is going to really enjoy how easy it is to prepare our clambakes to travel!

    No kidding, it is super easy it is to prepare a Do-It-Yourself Clambake in your home, backyard, tailgate event, or at your campsite:

    The first thing you do is add water to the pot we provide. Then, you place it on your stove top. 

    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!

    enter to win clambake drawing

    5 Tips for Hosting an Unforgettable Graduation Party & Catered Menu Options

    • Posted on: 18 March 2019
    • By: Brian and Mick

    Spring is in the air, and graduation season is upon us! As your graduate is busy finishing up the school year to prepare for their big day, it’s time for you to do some prep of your own: by planning their graduation party.

    Here are 5 simple tips for hosting an unforgettable graduation party, and some of our favorite menu options! 

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    1. Keep it Simple with a Backyard Bash 

    Stressed about choosing a venue? Consider hosting the graduation party in your own backyard for a simple, budget-friendly option! 

     Luckily, spring and summer months are ideal for outdoor events in New England, and you can always rent a tent if you’re concerned about the weather. This way, your party will be a hit – rain or shine!  

    2. Create a Crowd-Pleasing Menu 

    While you’re busy planning out the party details, take the weight off your shoulders by hiring a caterer to handle the food. Who wants to be busy prepping and reheating food in the kitchen on their child’s big day, anyway? 

    B & M Catering specializes in Clambakes, Pig Roasts, and BBQs, which are particularly fitting for backyard bashes! Our New England Clambake, Backyard Barbecue, and Chicken & Pig menus are all surefire crowd pleasers for graduation parties. 

    Looking to customize your menu further? We’ve got hundreds of delicious a la carte items as well to accommodate your needs and dietary preferences!  

    3. Choose a Fun Theme 

    Choosing a theme can be a great way to keep the party-planning organized and flowing! Once you land on a theme, you can have fun with your graduate picking out matching décor, games, and favors. Feel free to get as creative as you’d like with your graduation party theme, sending out matching party invites to prepare your guests for a good time! 

    Stumped on a theme? You may want to consider a classic summertime favorite – a Hawaiian-style Luau – complete with colorful leis for guests, a Tiki Bar, Reggae music and our Hawaiian Luau menu (featuring pulled pork, teriyaki chicken with pineapple, a tropical fruit medley and Tahitian punch).   

    4. Turn Up the Beats! 

    Keep the party going strong with lively music! Have your graduate send over a list of their favorite bands and artists, so you can create a playlist that suits their personality. Depending on your budget, you may want to consider hiring a local band to play live music to really wow your guests!  

    5. Be Sure to Have Party Games for Your Guests!

    Game on! What’s a party without some good ol’ fashioned games? Corn hole, KanJam, bocce, croquet, and volleyball are some of our favorite outdoor party games for all ages. A little healthy competition never hurt anyone, after all! 


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    Here’s what people are saying about B & M Catering…

    It has been almost two weeks since your company catered a clambake for my son's graduation party and the compliments have not stopped coming our way.  The staff, Jim, Matt, and Chris were very organized professional and hardworking. Their unwavering efforts that met our guest every need were a perfect match for the delicious food that was served that afternoon.  My wife and I look forward to having your company serve us at a future event.”

    -George K.

    I worked with this business from out of state to arrange a backyard BBQ graduation party.  In every respect, they were easy to work with, helpful, and friendly.  By the time I got to the house after graduation, food was set up and guests being served.  At the end of the party, leftovers were wrapped up and stored in the fridge, and everything was left clean.  No problem substituting a vegetarian option in one of their standard packages.  The food was simple, well prepared, and nicely presented.  A nice business may use them again for graduation number 2 next year.

    -Gena M. 

    We decided to cater our daughter's College Graduation party and had to find a caterer.  We found great reviews online for B&M and also heard from others that they used them with success.  We decided to give them a try and I'm so glad we did.  They were extremely helpful in selecting a menu and defining how much of what I would need.  We ordered from their a la carte menu and everything was delivered hot and on time.  The delivery driver was very professional, friendly and eager to help.  The food was exceptional and we received rave reviews from our guests.  Give them a shot, you won't regret it and when you do, make sure to order the Corn Bread, it's amazing! I give B&M an A+ all around!

    -Karen K.

    B & M Catering made our graduation party absolutely seamless! They were great in early planning, answering our many questions, working around our changing menu and needs. Once on site yesterday, their team was efficient, professional and fun to work with. The best part was the food!  Everything was delicious, and the cornbread was the best I have ever tasted.  Highly recommend!”

    -Cara M. 

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