What is it about summertime that makes sandwiches extra delicious? Whether it’s the layered goodness of our favorite barbecue flavors, or the delicious simplicity that goes into making one, there’s never been a better time to perfect your sandwich skills. And for that, why not learn from your go-to barbecue pros?
Just read on as we share a few delicious tips for your best sandwich yet—plus, inspiration from our own menu! Take a look and dig in.
Work with fresh, locally sourced ingredients
We love sandwiches for their simplicity—but the key to that effortless flavor is fresh, locally sourced ingredients that help your sandwich speak for itself! At Colt’s, we prioritize fresh, local flavors in every meal we craft, including our beloved sandwiches. Take a bite and discover the difference—there’s nothing quite like the crisp coolness of the lettuce and tomato to underscore the rich brisket goodness of our Fat Boy Sandwich, for example. Then, visit your local farmers market to follow suit on your own sandwich adventures.
Enlist a medley of textures
Sandwiches seem straightforward at first glance, but your favorite ones—from Colt’s Fat Boy to our classic Fried Chicken and beyond—all have something in common: a thoughtful medley of textures that work together to create an even more delicious dish! Every sandwich should have crisp elements (like lettuce, tomato, onion rings or even a toasted bun) and more mouthwatering ingredients (often the meats themselves and sauces!) for a well-rounded flavor experience.
One of the big keys to any successful sandwich is the practice of planning ahead. This is especially true if you plan to spend time outdoors this summer, at the park or by the beach. If you’re packing a sandwich with high-moisture ingredients like tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce, try not to pack them too far in advance so that you avoid your sandwich getting soggy. Or pack these ingredients alongside dressings like mayonnaise and apply them once you’re ready to enjoy! (Of course, you can also pick up sandwiches at Colt’s on your way to the shore for a truly effortless, crowd-pleasing beach snack.)
Never underestimate the power of a side
Even once your sandwich is done, the meal is only halfway there—because it’s just not the same without a flavorful side! Here at Colt’s, you can choose from classics like French Fries, Fried Pickles, Mac & Cheese and more. (You can even add them to your sandwich for a personal flourish!) At home, turn your leftover potatoes into oven-baked potato chips for a crunchy, homemade touch that tastes like more work than it actually is.
Go the extra mile
Of course, when it comes to a memorable sandwich, much of the magic is in the details—the Secret Sauce in our Fat Boy, for example, or the time that goes into our tender, smoked pulled pork. And sometimes, you just want to dig right in! So when you’re craving a delicious meal minus the prep work, Colt’s has you covered. Swing by and enjoy our barbecue go-tos like The Burnt End, Fat Boy, Fried Chicken and more. We can’t wait to see you.