Visiting NH This Summer?

Visiting the Monadnock Region?

Planning a trip this summer to the beautiful states of New Hampshire or Vermont?  There is an abundance of things to do in the area and don’t forget to put Pit Stop BBQ food truck on your list!

The most popular attraction in the area is the Mount Monadnock with climbing, hiking, picnicking, camping and skiing in the winter months!  This beautiful mountain which has a 3,165 ft summit has 40 acres of trails. Once reaching the summit you can see for 100 miles which includes six New England states.

You can enjoy one of the many state and federal parks in the area some of our favorites are:

Bear Den Natural Area (Gilsum, NH).  An easy walk to ancient glacial pot holes.

Chesterfield Gorge State Park (Chesterfield, NH)  – A ¾ mile trail that is an easy hike with picnic area.

Greenfield State Park (Greenfield, NH) – Located on Otter lake with swimming, picnic areas and a campground.

Rhododendron State Park (Fitzwilliam, NH) – this beautiful park has 16 acres of blooming wild Rhododendrons in mid-July.

A neat place to visit is Terrapin Glass in Jeffrey, NH where you can tour the studio, take a glassblowing class or watch free demonstrations. www.terrapinglass.com

You can put on those shopping shoes and shop to your hearts content at:

Antiques & Collectibles Mall of New England in Greenville, NH.  There is something for everyone!

Frye’s Measure Mill in Wilton, NH offers country furnishings, art and collectibles.

Hannah Grimes Marketplace in Keene, NH sells items made in New Hampshire such as jewelery, pottery, soap, baskets and specialty foods.

Peterboro Basket Company in Peterborough, NH has a great variety of baskets and gift ideas.

If you’re a covered bridge enthusiast, our area has some of the most beautiful covered bridges in New England!  For a complete list of covered bridges go to:  http://www.monadnocktravel.com/acitivities-coveredbridges-nh.html

After all of your days activities, stop in at Pit Stop BBQ, 216 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH and enjoy the best BBQ in New England!  We are open Mon-Fri 11am-5pm.

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New Adventure!

Happy Spring! Finally nice weather has arrived and lip smackin‘ BBQ is on the mind!  We are excited to announce our newest adventure… our food truckPit Stop Bar-B-Que Food Truck will be opening up this month at 216 Marlboro Street in Keene, NH!!  We will be serving up our best, lip smacking BBQ!

We are also still catering weddings, events and parties. If you’re looking for one of the best caterer’s in the area, Pit Stop Bar-B-Que is it!  We will work with you to create the menu of your dreams and have your event be one that will be the talk of the town!

Keep checking our Facebook page for details on our new food truck!  We look forward to serving you lip smackin’ Bar-B-Que!

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Thinking about Catering Your Own Event?

Hosting a party, shower, event, or wedding on a budget is not easy. You want the best quality for the most affordable price. You look for ways to save without compromising on the experience. Because of this, man folks consider catering their own event.

It might make sense in the moment that catering your own event will be the less expensive option. But is it the best option? Should you cater your own event? Does it really save that much money when it’s all said and done? You may want to think twice!

Purchasing, prepping and cooking a large amount of food is not easy. If you’ve never done it before this can be a daunting task!   It takes time, patience and care to pull it off.  Then there’s the cooking – this can be very overwhelming. Unless you have access to a commercial kitchen space, you’ll likely have to rotate the preparation of certain items, using what room you do have.  Unless you’re preparing it all the day of the event, you’ll need a place to store it.

Make sure to have enough plates, napkins, utensils, pans, bowls, etc for prepping, platters for serving, etc.  You can find yourself overwhelmed quite quickly and that’s when things can go wrong.  Overcooked food, undercooked food and more!

Many party planners expect to cater their events with the help of family and friends. While those loved ones might be willing to help, they probably also want to just be a part of the party. The more people you have assisting with your catering and serving, the more people you have missing the fun.

You won’t regret hiring a cater that’s for sure.  When the day of your event comes, and the caterer comes in with all the food ready to be served to your guests, you’ll know you made the right decision. To be stress free is a benefit in itself.  Just sit back and enjoy!

For all of your catering needs, contact Pit Stop Smokehouse today!  (603) 399-9010Catering 7

Reduce Event Stress, Let us Cater For You!

Are you planning a wedding, birthday party, graduation party, engagement party or event for this year?  We know it’s a lot of work to plan an event and that’s why Pit Stop Smokehouse BBQ is here for you and all of your catering needs.  You’ve gone through all of the trouble to plan the day and have it be perfect and that’s why we are here for you!

After all of the planning for your event, you don’t want to have to worry about the food. You have other things to focus on. Whether you’re planning a birthday, wedding, anniversary, business gathering or anything in between, the food served shouldn’t be your concern. You should be able to get to what matters, the event. Here are some benefits of catering your event.

Menu Flexibility

We can create a menu that fits your various needs while still provided excellent quality. We can work any dietary restrictions and food requirements that you may need to consider in making your event the best!.

Less Stress

Let Pit Stop Smokehouse BBQ take care of the food so you can focus on the rest of the event!

It’s beneficial to have Pit Stop Smokehouse BBQ taking care of all of the prepping, setting up and cooking. This is a stress you don’t want to deal with the day of your event.

So in closing, we all know of or have been to events where the food is a little too dry or overcooked or looks less than appealing. We’ll work with you every step of the way to make your moment everything you wanted it to be and the food will be smokin’ good!

When looking for a catering company, look no further than Pit Stop Smokehouse BBQ!

Think Spring!

It’s often during the doldrums of winter that we think of spring and summer!  With the nicer weather, comes thoughts of grilling out and enjoying some delicious bbq with friends and family.  Are you thinking of buying a new grill for spring/summer season?  Are you overwhelmed with all of the choices out there on the market for grills?   There’s one thing to remember, you aren’t just buying a grill you’re buying an outdoor accessory that will either make or break you and your family’s love for grilled food!

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The first thing you want to think about is do you want a gas grill or charcoal?  Let’s explore some things about each of these!

Gas grills, of course, are easier to cook on and a standard 20lb propane tank can last for up to 20 hours of cooking time.  It’s always good to have a back-up propane tank, because it never fails, you go to grill dinner and your current tank will be empty!

Charcoal grills are a little more work with changing out the coals after each time you use the grill and you very well may get a face full of ash!

There are many features to consider on grills such as rotisserie options, built in thermostat, a shelf on the inside, a smoke box, lights, side burners, hanging space for forks and brushes.  You also want to think about how big of a grill do you have room for or do you want a portable grill that can be taken to tailgate parties, camping and still be used at home.  A good grill is an essential to every backyard!

Choosing the right grill for you all depends on whether you are a gas or charcoal fan, how much you will use the grill and the different features you may want.  Take some time to go out and do your research on any grills you may be interested in, read the reviews, talk to neighbors, friends and family!  Once you choose your grill, go ahead and enjoy some good ole’ home BBQ!

If you’re not into having a grill or have no space, no problem, there are indoor grills you can choose from that are electric and small in size.

Remember, the next time you’re having an outing, party or event, let Pit Stop Smokehouse do the grilling for you.  We specialize in catering and you won’t be disappointed!