Madison Caterer Suggestions? Specifically for BBQ?

posted 3 years ago in Madison Wisconsin
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Smoky Johns is hands down my favorite BBQ in Madison.  Fiance’s a Texan, and I lived in GA and NC for years.  This is the closest we can get to happiness without a plane.  Blowin Smoke has good burnt ends, but I’d pick Smoky Johns in general any day.  Their sliced brisket is tasty (though I wish their butcher would leave a larger fat cap, but that’s a gripe I have about every Midwestern BBQ), their ribs are tasty and tender.  Haven’t done their pulled pork or chicken.  Friends of ours have, and they like it.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Oh, Smoky John’s apparently does a whole pig roast for catering if you want!  You’re killing me a little because we were JUST there on Friday and now I want to go back.  It’d be worth stopping by and getting one of their combo plates so you can see if you like them.  For Blowin Smoke, I know their food truck is on the Square most weekday afternoons, so that’s pretty easy to try.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We were so happy with Underground Food Collective and though we didn’t have BBQ, I’m sure they could do an amazing spread given that they do their own butchering/meat processing. Lussier Family Heritage Center is SO beautiful – awesome indoor/outdoor space!

http://undergroundfoodcollective.org/catering

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 
Here’s our menu:
 
Passed Appetizers
radish and butter crostini
smoked whitefish and watercress on rye crackers
mushroom and asparagus galette
lentils in garlic-herb dressing wrapped in steamed chard leaves
 
Lazy Susan Board – placed on tables right before guests were seated so they could much during the speeches
cheese, housemade salami, pickled veggies, sprouted salad
 
Family-Style Dinner Menu
Steak with chimichurri & grilled scallions
Chicken with preserved lemon & thyme
Barley risotto with grilled mushrooms & pecorino
Grilled baby zucchini with creme fraiche
Spring carrots with mint & honey
Kale with toasted hazelnuts & ricotta salata
Kid’s Mac & Cheese
Dessert
Assorted pies: mixed berry, strawberry rhubarb, lemon curd, chocolate mousse
 
It was about $80/person and a TON of food.

 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@DomesticDiva:  My mom got married at the same venue as you, it was great. We did all the food ourselves (and had a couple family friends help serve). It is a great deal, considering you can bring in anything, from anywhere!

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