Meat Your Match: Perfect Pairings with BBQ’s Favorite Side Dishes

DALLAS, TEXAS (Feb. 9, 2016) —Nothing says true love like barbeque. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to spread the love with your favorite barbeque mate. Soulman’s Bar-B-Que CEO Brett Randle shares tips behind the perfect pairings of meat and sides. “Our sides run the gamut from sweet and silky to salty and crunchy. While the combinations seem endless, we have found that some make our customers fall in love over and over again.”

A beautiful slab of brisket can bring tears to any young lover’s eyes, but add a side of green beans that packs a punch and the creamy deliciousness of mac and cheese, and your dance card – and plate – will be full.

Fall-off-the-bone ribs are fantastic on their own. But, when served with sides of Texas toast and coleslaw, with its acidic and refreshing bite to cut the heaviness of the meat, you have the ideal balance of flavors. This is always important to any relationship.

Pulled pork as a sandwich can’t be beat when a side of fresh-cut French fries is added. French fries, the Clark Kent of potatoes, can transition into Superman with the swift sopping up of the perfect barbeque sauce.

Simultaneously hearty and refreshing, potato salad partners deliciously with hickory-smoked chicken. These two down-home tastes always satisfy. Add spicy cream corn, and you have a flavor feast.

Alongside beef brisket, ham, hot links, sausage, turkey, chicken, pulled pork and – the crowd favorite – ribs, Soulman’s serves hearty helpings of homemade sides year-round. Brett explains, “For more than 41 years now, our sides have been an important part of our business and what distinguishes Soulman’s from the pack.  Carefully crafted by the founders mother before the first location opened, they remain one of the reasons our fans have loved Soulman’s BBQ since 1974.”


About Soulman’s Bar-B-Que:

For more than 40 years, Soulman’s Bar-B-Que has satisfied the hardest to please barbecue lovers…Texans! Their selections of meats are cooked “low and slow” over hickory in a time-honored tradition: beef brisket, ham, hot links, sausage, turkey, chicken, pulled pork and, the crowd favorite, ribs. Ranch House Beans and Spicy Cream Corn are among the delicious homemade sides.

Soulman’s currently owns and operates 15 North and East Texas locations in Cedar Hill, Dallas, Forney, Garland, Greenville, Hurst, Lancaster, Mesquite, Quinlan, Rockwall (2), Royse City, Terrell, Van and Allen. To learn more about Soulman’s Bar-B-Que, visit us at Wedding Catering or on Facebook at