Here’s the Dish on Family Dining

Between work and school, you’re lucky if you can manage a paper bag lunch before your kid’s out the door, much less a full course dinner around the table. We know how stressful keeping a consistent meal prep plan can become, especially during your busiest season at work. As much as you’d like to schedule a game night or try out a new recipe, life tends to get in the way sometimes. So, if you find yourselves picking at a hodgepodge of leftovers most nights, maybe it’s time to turn to another, lower maintenance solution. When you save at least one night a week towards dining at your favorite restaurant, the advantages can go a long way.

If you find yourselves picking at a hodgepodge of leftovers most nights, maybe it’s time to turn to another, lower maintenance solution. When you save at least one night a week towards dining at your favorite restaurant, the advantages can go a long way.

Rob’s Family BBQ accommodates to the family in need of more quality time – you’ll find folks of all walks under our roof: workaholic parents and antsy teenagers alike. Don’t let the ‘back to school’ madness stop you from breaking bread together, let us do the cooking for a change. It’s simultaneously a catalyst of and break in routine – everyone will come to expect it at the end of the week while being given the freedom to occasionally order something unusual. When you don’t have to worry about cooking, you can focus all your efforts into making conversation and simply enjoying each other’s company. As a number of studies suggest, this kind of gesture potentially leads to long-term benefits for your kids, especially if they’re still in their more formative years (i.e. 9 to 14-year-olds). Interestingly enough, eating together regularly can lead to academic success, higher reported levels of happiness, healthier nutrition, and generally less stress.

What’s more, a diverse menu allows you to experiment with different food combinations. If your regular order starts to get old, you can switch things up with a new side or change in an appetizer – plus, the relaxed atmosphere allows you to unwind and even sample each other’s dishes (assuming you feel up to sharing). Before you know it, you’ll start actively anticipating the family downtime. It’s a refreshing night together free of dishes, clamoring around the kitchen, and fighting over who has clean-up duty. You won’t have to worry about adjusting to food allergies, diets, or preferences because Rob’s has something for everyone. You’ll grow more comfortable with each other and your kids will feel less pressured and like the fact they’re in a safe, judgment-free space.  There’s something refreshing about treating yourself in that kind of group setting, and it’s a decision that betters your relationships in the long-term.

So when it comes to finding that calm space during the week, satisfy everyone’s taste buds with something scrumptious from Rob’s Family BBQ and enjoy the bonus of sharing family time with those you care about most. Call 954-370-2774 to order ahead and pick it up on your way home, or come to visit us in our restaurant. We’re located at 8990 W. State Road 84, Davie, FL 33324

Dry vs. Wet Rub – What’s the Better Rib Rub?

Oh, the sweet sizzle of generously seasoned ribs hitting the grill…can you hear it? So Dry vs. Wet Rub – What’s the Better Rib Rub? But at the end of the day, nothing beats indulging in some juicy barbecue so let’s just dig in. Wet or Dry, you can’t go wrong either way! Come Visit Rob's Family BBQ right here in Davie!

Oh, the sweet sizzle of generously seasoned ribs hitting the grill…can you hear it?

That classic poolside potluck filled with delectable barbecue goods has become more than a family pastime; it’s an American trademark. Amateur barbecue goers and cookers will soon come to know the eternal debate that’s plagued many over the years: dry rub versus wet rub, what’s the better rub for your ribs? In some instances, the impassioned dispute has called for some legendary BBQ battles, but we digress – so, what’s the deal with this war on marinating?

The Dry Rub

As the name suggests, the dry rub exclusively consists of dry ingredients. The mixture typically includes six to ten herbs and spices, of equal proportions, all used to make a thin crust over the ribs. Some common spices of choice are celery salt, garlic salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, pepper, and brown sugar. This way, you retain the natural juices and flavor of the meat, while adding a little extra zest on top. You’ll find this option works best for gamier meat or produce that doesn’t tenderize too quickly. And now for the glorious prep process: in order to impart the most flavor, you’ve quite literally got to rub the rub. Heavily massage the seasoning into the meat before grilling – and this is important, don’t be afraid to get handsy, just really get in there – you’ll taste the difference. For a crispier, more savory crust, keep the grill on high heat. While hardwood charcoal naturally forms a hotter fire, try adding some wood chips over the coals for an extra boost and a subtle woodsy undertone.

The Wet Rub

This sly beast steals most of the seasoning thunder from the dry rub but adds a liquid base for more moisture. People often opt for beer, vinegar, and olive oil for their base. When combining the dry and wet ingredients, you should strive for a paste consistency, so the seasoning sticks onto the meat more while cooking. Here’s the rub – for maximum juiciness and flavor, the ribs need to be cooked slowly, charring on the outside while drawing moisture inside from the rub. In fact, you get the most out of wet rubs when smothering the meat in the mixture and leaving it overnight. Keep your grill cover down when cooking and make sure to save some reserve of delicious rub to slather on when it comes time to flip the ribs. Unlike the dry rub, don’t cook your meat on high – keep a steady low to mid-temperature so the rub can caramelize into a dark outer layer, especially if you used a lot of sugar in the mixture.

The Results are in, and…

There you have it folks, the wet, the dry, the good, and the ugly. But, can’t we all agree – preferences aside, isn’t it just about the food at the end of the day? Nothing beats indulging in some juicy barbecue over the kids’ poolside antics. The result is show stopping regardless of how you got there, so let’s just dig in. You can’t go wrong either way.

And if you don’t want to cook, come to Rob’s Family BBQ! Eat in or Carry out, we’ll have your table covered with Rob’s scrumptious BBQ with all the fixin’s! Just stop by our restaurant at 8990 W. State Road 84, Davie, FL 33324 or call ahead to place your order at (954) 370-2774

The Family That Sits Together, Stays Together

Nightly, or even weekly shared meals can contribute to healthier, more open relationships over time. We’ve all been guilty of skimping out on the family bonding every now and then, but you know you’ve struck gold when your child gives you back more than a one-word response when you ask, 'So, how did that exam go?'

Your regularly scheduled family meal doesn’t have to end in hackneyed conversations about how school went and forced small talk over lasagna. Oftentimes, that all-too-familiar awkward dinner scene plays out when you’re out of practice – if “family quality time” happens infrequently to begin with, then you should expect some “growing pains” from attempting to re-facilitate that communication out of the blue. Nightly, or even weekly shared meals, however, can contribute to healthier, more open relationships over time. We’ve all been guilty of skimping out on the family bonding every now and then, but you know you’ve struck gold when your child gives you back more than a one-word response when you ask, “So, how did that exam go?” This transition can be admittedly difficult at first – and home-cooked meals are notoriously daunting, especially when catering to a hungry house of picky eaters. But, that’s why we recommend starting with a meal out to kick-start the habit (and cut down on the cleanup). Here are three good reasons give it a whirl.

1.) You start looking forward to it.

A restaurant meal can incentivize everyone’s week, and your kids are more likely to shift their schedules around to accommodate the promise of going out. You can still moderate what your kids eat, within reason, while allowing them free reign on their choice of starter or entre. A consistent reward at the end of a busy work week also serves to reduce anxiety and stress levels.

2.) It betters child development.

Your children are also more likely to indulge in nutritious options, like fruits and vegetables, and less likely to order unhealthy alternatives (soda, etc.) while in your presence. If your little ones are still young, dinnertime conversation can optimize vocabulary retention and learning. Regardless of age, this gesture shows that you’re willing to make time for them – and this quality time could build your children’s sense of belonging, lessening the likelihood of depression and serious emotional issues down the line. Additionally, eating as a family can actually improve your children’s grades in school. When you make a point to sit down with them every week or so, you have a better idea of what’s going on in their lives.

3.) You can (successfully) convince your kids to eat healthier.

When sitting across the table from your kids, you can effectively control portion size and vegetable-to-fatty foods. Also, your children are more likely to experiment and try new foods while out with you – so, eating out might expand their palates over time.

Rob’s Family BBQ is not only excellent quality; we’re an affordable option for your family sitdown meal. Our mouthwatering menu offers meals featuring a variety of chicken, spare ribs, baby back ribs, pork, and beef. On the side, we have cole slaw, BBQ beans, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, and more; and don’t forget about dessert, including options like key lime pie, banana split cake, brownies, and other delicious treats. Call ahead to order takeaway or stop by anytime. The doors to our family’s dining room are always open to your family!

Ring in the New Year with Rob’s Family BBQ

We can cater your end of the year and New Year’s parties

Planning and hosting the best end of the year and New Year’s celebrations can take plenty of time and effort. And when it’s all said and done, you want the freedom to join in on the fun of it all.  So, don’t add cooking to your to-do list. Let Rob’s Family BBQ do the catering! For as little as $5 a person, we can set up a BBQ buffet for your next event, whether you’re serving 10 or 10,000 guests. Specializing in BBQ Baby Back Ribs, we’re proud to be Ft. Lauderdale’s busiest BBQ caterer, delivering BBQ parties right to your front door.

We’ve got your “mouthwatering” – right here!

Our catering menu offers buffet meals featuring a variety of chicken, spare ribs, baby back ribs, pork, and beef; and our 5 party packs offer incredible deals. You can even choose to order meat by the pan, and we offer additional items like hamburgers, hotdogs, BBQ sandwiches, and so much more. On the side, we provide cole slaw, BBQ beans, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, and more; and don’t forget about dessert, including options like key lime pie, banana split cake, brownies, and other sweet treats. You can view our complete catering menu anytime online at Rob’s Family BBQ, and if you don’t see your favorite dish on our menu, please let us know. We may still be able to accommodate you.

From our kitchen to your table – we do it all!

Rob’s Family BBQ is not only excellent; we’re an affordable option for all your end of the year and New Year’s party plans. Short notice? Not to worry! We know how to set up an impressive, mouthwatering BBQ buffet in a hurry, whether you need quick delivery or a crew to set up, or even cook & serve on-site. Do you still need a venue in the Ft. Lauderdale area?  Join us at Rob’s Family BBQ! Our Banquet room holds up to 35 people, and we know how to make any get-together memorable.

Rob’s Family BBQ is the Best Option for Your Office Holiday Party

For those planning an Office Holiday Party, it’s a time of stress. You want to make the celebrations as fun as possible to show your appreciation for your employees, but between decorations and office catering, the to-do list can quickly pile up. When you choose catering through Rob’s Family BBQ, you can set your catering stress aside.

The holidays are quickly approaching, and with them comes the annual slew of office holiday parties. From Halloween to the end of December, there is so much to celebrate, but for those planning, it’s also a time of stress. You want to make the celebrations as fun as possible to show your appreciation for your employees, but between decorations and office catering, the to-do list can quickly pile up.

When you choose catering through Rob’s Family BBQ, you can set your catering stress aside. With delicious food at a great price, your employees will be thinking fondly of the party for months.

BBQ Always Satisfies

No matter the season, people are always ready for some mouth-watering barbeque. With a great balance of veggies, chicken, baby back ribs and more, your employees will all have something to enjoy and talk about when the food arrives and the party gets going. With our office catering, you can either pick up the food, have it delivered and set up, or we can deliver, cook AND serve the food on-site. The final option allows you to go about your party, focus on the decorations, and have a little fun. With Rob’s Family BBQ, you are going to feel great about your upcoming festivities.

Great Food at a Great Price

You also want to avoid breaking the party budget with your office catering, which is why we offer great deals at great prices. Our catering starts at $5 a person, and with food this good, this deal is a steal. As your guests munch on corn cobettes, BBQ beans, potato salad, macaroni and cheese and more, you can celebrate knowing they are going home satisfied.

Final Word

Hire the best office catering in town, and have a great night with all your wonderful employees! For delicious barbeque, affordable pricing, and amazing service, you will not regret hiring Rob’s Family BBQ. Stop by our site at robsfamilybbq.com or call Franje at 954-914-2663 to learn more about our Holiday Office Party catering options.

What makes Rob’s Family BBQ’s barbecue sauce the Best in South Florida

What’s better a better pair than the summer and fresh delicious barbecue? We don’t think there’s anything better! At Rob’s Family BBQ, we’ve been making all our BBQ from scratch, and once you get a taste of our delicious smoked meats, you’ll be hooked for life! The taste sensations you will experience with us are family recipes and local favorites. We love getting our hands messy with a good sauce, and you won’t find one better than ours. Our barbecue sauce is our own recipe, and is made especially or us every day!

In addition to our unique slow smoking process, our sauce will leave you smacking your lips and making you want more than you can handle. (Not that that’s a bad thing.) At Rob’s Family BBQ, we’ve been serving up our specialty- BBQ Baby Back Ribs, succulent pulled pork, our mouthwatering BBQ chicken, and even more. All of our recipes are tried and true, and our success comes from our family’s recipes and our dedication to keeping all of our food exactly how it’s been through all the years we’ve been in business.

Take your taste buds on a delicious adventure at Rob’s Family BBQ! Our food is not only delectable, but it is affordable. We guarantee every dish will have your mouth watering and coming back for more. Our sauce is the best part, and the reason we’re proud to serve the best barbecue in South Florida. We use only the finest ingredients and techniques to ensure every item on our menu will leave an impression. If you don’t see it on the menu, just ask. Your first time at Rob’s will certainly not be your last. Our recipes keep people coming back for more, which it was lead us to be one of the most sought-after barbecue joints in the South Florida area! For home-cooked BBQ at a great price, come on down to Rob’s today!

What makes Rob’s Family BBQ’s barbecue sauce the Best in South Florida

Let Rob’s Family BBQ Cater your 4th of July Party

Delicious Barbecue Really hits the Spot! Let Rob’s Family BBQ Cater your 4th of July Party!

Ah, Summer is here! The kids are off of school, and it’s time to hit the pool. But even better, it’s barbecue season! The biggest holiday of this season is good ole Fourth of July. We love celebrating the Red, White, and Blue, and barbecuing is one of the best ways to do it! Who doesn’t like kicking back and watching the fireworks with some delicious barbecue in their hands? (no one!). Let Rob’s Family BBQ be the one to help you celebrate this great American Holiday!

When you cater with Rob’s there are no dishes to deal with! You can get everything you need with our paper pack.The set includes plates, forks, knives, spoons, napkins, wet naps, corn skewers, salt, pepper, serving containers, tongs and serving spoons. It’s complimentary and comes with each item! With us, you don’t have to worry about firing up the grill or sweating it out while everyone is in the pool. We have you covered. We also offer services as far as on-site cooking and serving on-site delivery and pick up. Our experienced catering staff will guide you through the planning of your event from appetizer to dessert. Hang up your apron and let us take care of the food.

You think it might cost more, but catering your 4th of July party could actually save you money. We take the guesswork out of how much to buy, prepare, and serve. Our catering consultants will work closely with you to plan and coordinate every detail of your event. Our catering starts at just 5 dollars per person! We’re located in the Ft. Lauderdale Area and our BBQ catering is second to none. For whatever you’re planning, we can ensure everyone will love our finger licking BBQ.

We can do caterings from anywhere from 10 to 10,000 people. If you think it’s short notice, don’t worry, we can handle it. You can sit back and host your party with ease and let us take care of all the work of cooking. Contact our event planners today to get started. We can assist you with the planning and implementation of your ideal celebration and accommodate any size group. Let us help you create a Summer soiree to remember! Reach out to us at 954-914-2663 today!

All Rob’s Family BBQ Recipes are Tried and True Family Recipes

We’re nearing the summer, and you know what that means! The kids are out of school, the pools are calling your name, and BBQ’s are held all over town! At Rob’s Family BBQ, we’ve been serving up our specialty- BBQ Baby Back Ribs, succulent pulled pork, our mouthwatering BBQ chicken, and even more. All of our recipes are tried and true, and our success comes from our family’s recipes and our dedication to keeping all of our food exactly how it’s been through all the years we’ve been in business.

BBQ Chicken - Savor the Flavor

Take your taste buds on a delicious adventure at Rob’s Family BBQ! Our food is not only delectable, but it is affordable. We guarantee every dish will have your mouth watering and coming back for more. We use only the finest ingredients and techniques to ensure every item on our menu will leave an impression. If you don’t see it on the menu, just ask. Your first time at Rob’s will certainly not be your last.

Our unique slow smoking and cooking process tends to leave our Ribs, Chicken, Pork, and Beef pinkish or reddish in color, even though they are completely and thoroughly cooked. When you see this coloring, know that it enhances the flavor of our meats and is why they taste so good.  Once you get a taste of Rob’s Family BBQ you will be hooked. Our goal is to continue to bring you the high quality, best tasting BBQ in South Florida.  At Rob’s Family BBQ, we are serving up our tried and true BBQ recipes that are slow cooked and smoked to perfection.  Our recipes keep people coming back for more, which it was lead us to be one of the most sought-after barbecue joints in the south Florida area! For home-cooked BBQ at a great price, come on down to Rob’s today!

Get BBQ Flavor for Your Spring Events with Catering from Rob’s

Jump into the Spring with amazing flavor from Rob’s Family BBQ! Rob’s is known for its great BBQ in South Florida. Rob’s is also known for its great catering services! Whether you are trying to feed 10 people or 10,000 people, Rob’s Family BBQ can be your go-to caterer! Let’s face it, who doesn’t like barbeque?

With Easter coming up, there’s no better way to celebrate the holiday and the weather than with BBQ from Rob’s. we take care of everything from setup to cleaning up! With Rob’s BBQ catering, we work with you to ensure that all your needs are met. When you cater with us, you get the full Rob’s experience right at your fingertips. Our catering consultants will work closely with you to plan and coordinate every detail of your event. Our experienced staff will personally work with you to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch, from the appetizers to the desserts. Our catering starts at just 5 dollars a person.

We also have five different options for catering delivery, which include: Pick up at the Davie location, delivery and set up, delivery and serve on site, delivery, cook on site, and finally delivery, cook and serve on site. You can sit back and host your party with ease and let us take care of all the work of cooking.

You think it might cost more but catering your event could save you money. You can avoid excessive waste in food and supplies. It takes the guesswork out of how much to buy, prepare and serve. When you cater with Rob’s there are no dishes to deal with! You can get everything you need with our paper pack. For just 35 cents per person, the set includes plates, forks, knives, spoons, napkins, wet naps, corn skewers, salt, pepper, serving containers, tongs and serving spoons. Hang up your apron and let us take care of the food.

Contact our event planners today to get started on your next event! We can assist you with the planning and implementation of your ideal celebration and accommodate any size group. Let us help you create an affair to remember! Reach us at: 954-914- 2663.

Rob’s Family BBQ Launches New Website

You may have noticed Rob’s Family BBQ got a new makeover…on our website! Fear not, though, our food has the same great taste. Our new website has a better look and it is more user-friendly. You can pop on over to the restaurant menu section to see all the mouthwatering delicious options we have to offer. In addition, you can check out our catering section for any large party or event! Don’t forget to check the specials page for a different special every day of the week!

Take your taste buds on a delicious adventure at Rob’s Family BBQ! Our food is not only delectable, but it is affordable. We guarantee every dish will have your mouth watering and coming back for more. We use only the finest ingredients and techniques to ensure every item on our menu will leave an impression. If you don’t see it on the menu, just ask. Your first time at Rob’s will certainly not be your last.

Rob’s Family BBQ restaurant has been nominated for and won many awards! We are very proud that our hard work, dedication, and passion shines through. We are always here if you have any questions. Thank you to our many loyal and returning guests. We would not be as great if it were not for you all. And for those of you who have not had the pleasure of dining with us, keep us in mind the next time you are looking for the best BBQ in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding area! We hope to see you soon (and again)!

When checking out our new site, make sure to read the rest of Rob’s blogs and find out what more we can offer you!

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