Ready, Set, GO – Recipe for Summer Backyard Fun

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With Cinco de Mayo past us and Memorial Day fast approaching, you know it’s time for outdoor entertaining.  If you’re thinking of entertaining your friends and family in your backyard, but afraid you can’t come up with the perfect menu we’re here to help!  No need to worry when it comes to the backyard barbeque, you can easily find inspiration online to please even the pickiest partygoer.  From wine pairings to delicious recipes, we’ve got you covered so your backyard bash will be a smashing success.

It’s already HOT here in the ATL, as you’re probably aware so if you want to keep your menu light and your guests cool, kebobs are the perfect main dish.  The great thing about kebobs is you can preassemble them so there’s less fuss and mess to deal with once your guests arrive and you can easily pair them with a simple rice or potato side and salad for a complete meal.Here are three tasty kebob options sure to please the palate:


This recipe for “Sweet and Sour Shrimp Kebobs” combines shrimp marinated with garlic, ginger, basil and a sweet and sour sauce.1  It’s an easy recipe that only takes 50 minutes to prepare and will grill up in a flash so you’re not spending all your time over the hot grill.


Here’s another great grilling recipe for the “winner, winner chicken dinner crowd.” Chicken is a great option for the grill, and this recipe for “Chili-Lime Chicken Kabobs” can be thrown together in a little over an hour and is a crowd pleaser with close to 5 stars on


If it’s from Alton Brown you know it’s got to be delicious!  This 5-star recipe for “Spicy Beef Kebabs” is easy enough for a beginner and will please all the beef fans in your neighborhood.3

Any of these three delicious recipes are sure to delight your guests, and can easily be combined with a skewer of grilled veggies and crusty bread for a complete meal.  Serve up with your favorite local brew, or for the perfect wine to accompany your meal, check out this great Wine and Food Pairing Chart from Wine Folly.  With this handy resource, you’ll have your guests wondering if you’ve been spending your summer with a Sommelier!


Why not give some of these great recipes a try for your next backyard barbeque.  Of course if you’re not in the mood to grill up a party yourself, we’re always in a grilling mood here at Truman Tavern!  In fact, we just have to boast about our new indoor charcoal grill which our regulars are raving about! Come give it a try and you’ll be hooked!


We strive to your go to fun and casual tavern on Decatur square, and we hope you will follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and check out our blog for favorite recipes, cocktails and all things food related!  Of course, don’t forget to come grab a seat Sundays at our outdoor Decatur patio and let us serve you mimosas or Bloody Mary’s and classic brunch fare.




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