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Foodservice menu trending: The new barbecue fusion blows smoke in the face of conventions

In this month’s recap of the Top 5 most popular food and beverage Food Management articles, 27 bold barbecue fusion ideas to fire up your smoker ranked as the week’s top story. We found chefs and recipe developers breaking the mold for barbecue with quite a few variations on pulled pork, planked salmon, beef kebobs, plant-based protein and more. The sauces are getting amped up, too, providing a simple, low-risk way to mash up your ‘cue with fresh fruit flavors and bold aromatics from around the world. 

Among other stories in this week’s gallery: 

  • Marcus Samuelsson, The Halal Guys head up new Yankee Stadium concessions
  • 12 legendary comfort foods of the American South
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