Post # 1
HI! First post 🙂 I am just starting the planning process and I don’t know many aspects of my wedding yet. One thing I do know, is that my fiance wants chicken wings. At first, I didn’t think that would work, but I thought a little more and I think boneless chicken wings during cocktail hour would work well. What do you think?
Anyways, our wedding is by no means black tie or formal. I’m pretty sure we are going to be pushing casual (but not in the hamburger/hot dog back yard picnic kind of way….if that makes sense). I still want a wedding, but I want to have comfort food or even food considered “bar food.” So far, I was thinking grilled cheese quarters, boneless wings, fried pickle chips, and a veggie and/or fruit display for cocktail hour.
I need ideas for dinner….I don’t want it to be a cookout, but I also don’t want it to be overly fancy (because that is not us).
Help please 🙂
Post # 3
When I think of bar food, I think of munchies not necessarily dinner. I think of comfort food/appetizers: nachos, burgers, fries, chicken wings, sandwiches, ribs, mozzerella sticks, pigs in a blanket, onion rings, fried chicken, chicken tenders, potato skins, quesadillas, pizza, chilli, mac & cheese, etc.
Maybe you could just have a big assortment of these types of munchies? Like have a giant cocktail hour instead of dinner? I’ve seen things like this done more “upscale” if that’s what you’re going for.
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Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@boodle2007: We’re doing pulled pork, ribs and smoked chicken for our BBQ wedding. FH also wants a nacho bar for late night snacking.
Post # 6
@PrincessBride27: Awesome ideas- you nailed everything I was thinking!!
Post # 7
@boodle2007: Mashed Potato bars are getting popular. You have a bunch of martini glasses and people load up their potatoes with an assortment of different toppings. Pretty yummy. You could also have it plated that way with maybe pulled pork or something.
Post # 8
@MexiPino: Well, we are DEFINITELY doing a mashed potato bar, now. EXCELLENT idea!
@boodle2007: I am the “your fiance” in this scenario: after college, I went to work for Hooters, so wings have a special place in my heart 🙂 For our immediate, after wedding reception, we are going the backyark BBQ route (ever seen a bride eating a hotdog in her gown? stay tuned) and keeping it casual. For our reception back in our home state, we are doing sliders, Hooters wings, BBQ and, apparently, some Mexican food items as well 🙂
I personally enjoy weddings with food I actually *want* to eat 🙂
Post # 9
@badabing88: Dang it. Now I want wings. I should really make breakfast….
Post # 10
My only issue with the bar food listed is that it’s all fried or very unhealthy. Can you throw some healthy options in there? Maybe some chicken breast on a skewer? I would have a pretty bad stomach ache if I ate wings, sliders, fries, fried pickles, and mozzarella sticks.
Post # 11
My favorite steak house has a great happy hour menu. Upscale a bit, but still amazing comfort food. This is kind of what comes to mind when you asked!
Oyster on the half shell
Tuna Tartare Taco
Chilled Jumbo Shrimp
Prime Meatloaf Slider
Prime Rib Bahn Mi
Potato Skin Fondue
Sweet Chili Chicken Wings
Moroccan Chicken Meatballs
Spicy Hummus & Fried Indian Bread
Buttermilk Onion Rings
House Garlic Bread
Half-Rack of Tamarind BBQ’d Prawns
Dungeness Crab Tater Tots
Flatbread with Gruyere, Caramelized Onions,
Apples & Truffle Honey
Cheddar Burger w/Bacon
Cambozola and Salsa Verde
Post # 12
Waffle fries! Curly Fries!
I agree a bit with the “I couldn’t eat that much fried food” camp. Though I would totally eat it and love it, I would also totally regret it the next day. 😛
So for healthy options, you could have a “Fries Station” (with regular, curly, pickle, etc.) and include celery, carrots, cucumber, etc. with a cool rance dipping sauce.
More healthy options: portabello burgers, lettuce wraps, veggie skewers/kabobs, taco station…
This sounds like a delicious wedding menu idea!
Post # 13
Mashed potato bars are very popular, but what about a chili bar? Have both regular and veggie chili with all kinds of toppings and baked steak fries?
Post # 14
@CakeyP: LOL +1! I also would love it that night, and then hate myself the next day. I do love your idea for the fries station with the veggies–very cute.
Post # 15
@Baimee: Now THAT is my kind of menu. Oysters, tuna tartare, truffle fries…say no more.
My only issue with wings is how messy they are – you have to use your hand, you get sauce everywhere, you may be standing up with a plate in your hand and people are wearing nice dresses. Maybe instead you could do like a skewer with BBQ chicken (or whatever sauce you want) – having the stick and no bone might make it a bit neater but have the same idea.
Post # 16
Potato skins and bacon wrapped scallops.