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Savory NC BBQ for Fourth of July Celebrations

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Catering by Design is celebrating the July 4th holiday with homemade North Carolina BBQ! Are you having an outdoor picnic, family reunion or corporate event? Catering by Design creates our own BBQ sauces from scratch.

Our tried and true traditional recipe makes for mouth-watering Pulled Pork and BBQ Chicken, with a variety of sauces to choose from including Northern BBQ, Vinegar BBQ, and Hot Sauces.

Many barbecue marinades are sweet, which tends to make lighter wines taste sharp, but sauces may also be spicy, and with the heat, you don’t want your wine to taste too hot. A good white like Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Australian Riesling make tasty parings while Beaujolais, inexpensive Pinot Noir, Merlot, Shiraz and Zinfandel make good red wine choices (but watch the alcohol on the latter two). Rosès also pare well with BBQ.

What’s Chef Greg’s Favorite BBQ? Northern Texas BBQ (a tomato-based barbeque sauce)!

We hope you have a fabulous July 4th Celebration, and we, too, will be celebrating the holiday today!


Catering by Design is one of the top caterers in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. We’re a full service caterer, serving the full triangle and surrounding areas including Pinehurst and Rocky Mount, Pittsboro and Fuquay Varina, Wake Forest and Carrboro. We’ve even been known to cater a wedding on the coast every so often.

What’s your next poolside or outdoor event? Call us and find out how we can help you!
(919) 481-2366.