Tips for Hosting a Winning Fourth of July BBQ from Rob’s Family BBQ

With the Fourth of July around the corner, there is little doubt that you are making plans to spend the day with friends and family. The best Fourth of July celebrations features great food, sparkling fireworks, plenty of activities and games for the kids, a pool or some way to beat the summer heat, and lots of cold beverages.

The Rob’s Family BBQ team is particularly well-versed when it comes to these fun, festive celebrations. Here are some things to consider when you are planning and throwing the ultimate Fourth of July event.

The Rob’s Family BBQ team is particularly well-versed when it comes to these fun, festive celebrations. Here are some things to consider when you are planning and throwing the ultimate Fourth of July event.

Consider the Theme

The Fourth of July is the ultimate patriotic holiday for Americans everywhere, and now is the time to go crazy with the all-American, patriotic theme! Think red, white, and blue everywhere, from decorations and tableware to balloons, attire, invitations, and even custom color fireworks and sparklers to wave. You can go full-tilt nostalgic with flags, garlands, and classic balloons in a trio of colors, or you can get into the celebration with a new take on “Americana”. Perhaps you want to celebrate certain national landmarks or a specific type of regional cuisine. (May we humbly suggest some old fashioned, homestyle BBQ?)

Think About the Kids

If you have families who plan to attend, you will need to plan some coordinated activities for children. If you have pool access, designate someone to keep watch and invest in some inexpensive summer-themed pool floats, water cannons, and water balloons. If you are hosting your event in a park or a backyard, you might consider a classic slip and slide, or rent a cotton candy machine or an inflatable bounce house. A bucket of soap for bubbles or bright sidewalk chalk can entertain even the wildest of toddlers. Even though children require a bit of extra planning, there is no doubt that they bring fun and life to any occasion. Create a memorable experience for guests of all ages.

Have a Plan for Bad Weather

Here in South Florida, the skies can go from vibrant blue to cloudy and grey in a matter of moments. Be prepared for any weather disaster with a tent covering or awning, a park shelter nearby, or a covered patio. Having shade is important if the weather is good, too. The blazing Florida sun can wreak havoc on guests, so have an option for people who want to take a break from the heat and sit in the shade for a bit. Have plenty of cold drinks on hand, including ice cold water, for anyone who may need refreshment.

Food, Food, Food

Everyone knows that the most important part of any good Fourth of July cookout, get-together, or party is some exceptional BBQ. Don’t spend the afternoon hovered over hot coals or tending to a grill – order BBQ from local Broward County favorite Rob’s Family BBQ! Rob’s Family BBQ has a full menu of fresh, homemade classics that are sure to please even the pickiest guests at your event. From tender, slow-smoked Baby Back Ribs to succulent BBQ chicken and pulled pork, plus all the fixings, we can cater and save you headaches. Don’t forget our desserts, baked fruit cobbler, our famous Oreo Cookie Cake, and more, all lovingly made in house and perfect for ending a delicious meal with friends and family.With Rob’s Family BBQ catering, you will be the hero of your Fourth of July celebration. For more information, call our team today: 954-370-2774 or check out our catering menu online: https://robsfamilybbq.com/catering-menu/.

BBQ on the Keto Diet

The Keto Diet is currently all the rage. It sounds strange to think of eating more fat & protein as a way to drop pounds but it's proven quite successful. Come be successful at Rob's Family BBQ!

Many foodies across the country, and throughout South Florida, have decided to adopt healthier lifestyles. The low carb craze that began decades ago has since become quite popular, and more people have decided to increase their protein in order to lose weight and boost their energy.

The Keto Diet is currently all the rage. While it may sound strange to think of eating more fat and more protein as a way to drop pounds, it has proven quite successful. In spite of the diet’s popularity, some restaurants have failed to adapt, and diners might be disappointed to find themselves limited to the same old boring bun-less burgers or bland house salads.

Keto dieters will be pleased to find that there are options available for the whole family, with menu items to suit their unique dietary needs without sacrificing flavor. BBQ restaurants, such as Rob’s Family BBQ in Davie, have got high protein, low carb, and Keto diet foodies covered!

At Rob’s Family BBQ, there is something for everyone. Our smoking process imparts savory flavor in every bite, and slow cooking meats to perfection mean that your ribs, chicken, pork, and beef have the richness you crave – with none of the carbs.

Our Lo-Carb Power Meal was designed with our dieting patrons in mind. Enjoy a platter piled high with our long-time favorites (juicy smoked pork, spicy BBQ beef, and charred boneless chicken breast), which comes with a trip to our legendary salad bar.

Order any of our smoked or char-grilled meats, including our signature smoked sausage or Choice Angus Ribeye with a low carb side such as zesty Kickin’ Collard Greens or fresh steamed broccoli. For something with more protein, but fewer calories, try our hand-sliced smoked turkey breast or our popular Mahi-Mahi filet grilled or blackened. We have also added nutrient-rich salmon to our menu, which has quickly become a favorite with dieters and non-dieters alike!

We would also like to mention that our 40-item salad bar has become a bit of a destination for many! You can order the salad bar as part of your meal for lunch or dinner, or you can skip the platters completely and order the salad bar as your entrée. The entrée salad comes as is, or you can add a meat such as smoked brisket, turkey, or chicken. We also have several Keto-friendly dressing options to choose from, including creamy blue cheese, ranch, and a variety of vinaigrettes.

As you can see, BBQ is the ultimate low carb, high protein pick, and Rob’s Family BBQ is your ultimate Keto diet destination in the Fort Lauderdale area. We are always here to answer your menu questions and make suggestions, too.

Stop by for the delicious classics you have always loved, served in a comfortable setting, and by the friendliest staff in Broward County. Don’t forget that we can also cater your next big event. Visit our site for more information: https://robsfamilybbq.com/ or give our team a call today: 954-370-2774.

Even better…stop by our restaurant and see how good dieting can be! We’re located at 8990 W. State Road 84, Davie, FL 33324

Rob’s Family BBQ Introduces New Smoked Pastrami Sandwich, Blending Deli Classic Tradition with Down-Home BBQ Flavor

Rob's Family BBQ is proud to offer our latest specialty, Rob’s Smoked Pastrami Sandwich! We have worked hard to achieve the perfect mix of tradition and the unmistakable smoky BBQ flavor we are known for in this dish. Tender, juicy pastrami is piled high on fresh bread with all the trimmings, and it is sure to quickly become your favorite meal.

For years, Rob’s Family BBQ has been serving up saucy ribs, smoked meats, and sides like our famous crispy corn nuggets with sweet honey butter. We take pride in providing you with expertly cooked and smoked food at affordable prices, served by the friendliest staff in town.

We are proud to offer our latest specialty, Rob’s Smoked Pastrami Sandwich! We have worked hard to achieve the perfect mix of tradition and the unmistakable smoky BBQ flavor we are known for in this dish. Tender, juicy pastrami is piled high on fresh bread with all the trimmings, and it is sure to quickly become your favorite meal.

Our unique slow smoking process ensures that every bite is packed with signature Rob’s Family BBQ taste. We brine our pastrami in a secret blend of salt and spices to achieve that familiar rich, savory flavor. It’s a New York deli classic with a down-home BBQ twist that we know you will love.

The Rob’s Family BBQ Smoked Pastrami Sandwich will be available only on Wednesdays, and only while they last. Come and try the best BBQ sandwich in Davie or Fort Lauderdale this week!

Rob’s Family BBQ also offers full lunch and dinner menus, and we also have regular rotating daily specials that feature some of our most popular BBQ items. Stop by for our Baby Back Ribs, made with the highest quality imported Danish ribs, extra meaty, slathered in our unique Rob’s Family BBQ sauce. Our Smoked Brisket is always a crowd-pleaser – try it with our soulful Kickin’ Collard Greens or our light, crispy Fried Corn on the Cob.

When it comes to quality, look no further than Rob’s. Mark Wednesdays on your calendar from now on, and enjoy the savory goodness of our new Smoked Pastrami Sandwich in the familiar, comfortable setting you have come to know and love, right in the heart of Broward County and close to home. 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

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

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.