Bourbon Street Bar and Grill Offers 5 Tips for Adding a "Southern Inspired" Twist for Memorable Holiday Catering

FULLERTON, Calif., Nov. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The busy schedule of catered events and holiday parties now through 2015 can seem like a never ending onslaught of bland plated chicken, starch and veggies, but Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in Fullerton shares their top 5 tips to making your event stand out with "Southern Inspired" catering.

It doesn't have to be heavy: While Southern cuisine immediately brings to mind heavy smoked meats, it also includes fresh cranberry blue cheese salads, fresh fish, and more, which can be a delicious and healthy additional Southern Inspired option.

Connect your drinks and décor to your theme: A sweet ice tea, a mint julep or fresh-squeezed lemonade can connect your guests with the theme and can be a welcome treat.

Keep finger foods sauce-free: Entrees may be great with barbecue sauce, but keep the staining BBQ garnishes off the finger foods for best results.

Consider heavy hors d'oeuvres: Passed hors d'oeuvres can be a great way to satisfy your guests and keep the crowd circulating. Consider sample sizes of bacon mac and cheese, pulled pork sliders, or chicken skewers for a sure crowd-pleasure that will leave your guests satisfied even without a sit-down meal.

Have your crowd-pleasers, with a twist: Consider having a Southern inspired side bar, with cole slaw, potato salad, deviled eggs, mashed potatoes, creamed corn and French fries. Even the pickiest eater is bound to find something they like.

Says John Skehan, co-owner of Bourbon Street Bar and Grill, "Southern inspired cuisine offers the best of all worlds. The hearty, rich, smoky, savory flavors of these dishes pair perfectly with the warmth of a holiday event."

ABOUT BOURBON STREET: Established in 2008, Bourbon Street offers California Cajun cuisine in the heart of historic downtown Fullerton with a menu made entirely from scratch, featuring farm fresh, locally sourced ingredients. In addition to a world-class selection of slow-aged bourbons and whiskies, Bourbon Street features a wide array of bottled and draught beer, and a comprehensive wine list. Bourbon Street is located at 110 E. Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832 with 800 adjacent parking stalls. Reservations can be made at 714-626-0050.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Jess Block Nerren, 909-706-8525

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