Throw a weak ass BBQ.
Just to be clear — barbecue is a cooking method (it also happens to describe the meat and apparatus) while a BBQ is a gathering you have while you’re barbecuing. It takes a lot of skill to produce good barbecue, but all of your hard work can easily be overshadowed if you have what is commonly known as a weak ass BBQ.
What makes it weak?
Terrible side dishes.
Simple, I know, but people get this wrong all the time. It’s not just about the meat, it’s about the entire spread. A BBQ is like Thanksgiving dinner, you need the proper side dishes to make it a success. If your side dishes don’t complement the main attraction we pretty much consider that a ‘fail.’ What’s considered proper sides? Potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, deviled eggs, grill veggies and thick-sliced white bread, for starters. At the end of the day, a blissful food coma is what people are hoping to get when they head home from a BBQ, so if you can’t ‘throw down’ as we like to say, then you need to sit down.