One of our favorite things is hearing from our favorite people–our guests in our store and on our catered events! And sometimes, like a proud parent showing you the latest macaroni art masterpiece made by their pre-schooler, we just have to share some of these comments from our customers. Here’s a few:

Alicia S on Yelp:
We were coming in from California looking to host a catered a BBQ for 45 ppl during UT’s graduation weekend. Their online site made it super easy to figure out what we needed. We ordered over the phone & paid when we picked up the order. They had everything ready to go – serving spoons, dinnerware, napkins, cups, ice – and they loaded the boxes of food into the car for me. Nothing spilled! It was expertly packed. They even lined the box of ice with plastic to prevent leaks. We were in and out in under 10 minutes. I wasn’t sure what to expect since I’d never had their food before, but I was pleasantly surprised. The ribs were falling off the bone and the chicken was so tender. I should also say I typically don’t like BBQ but Pok-E-Joe’s was the Graduate’s choice. I especially liked the mac n cheese and the potato salad. This is probably the only potato salad i will ever eat – more mustardy than mayonnaise-y – so sad I can’t get it back in Cali!

Diana on Wedding Wire:
It was a pleasure to work with Jason, Carissa and the catering staff on the day of the wedding. After reviewing the proposal and menu, I requested several adjustments, which Jason was very accommodating about. The meal was very elegant with a Texas hospitality flare. The food was great and plentiful. The prices were reasonable and the service very professional. The quote did not include a service charge or tip. I tipped the catering staff the day of the event. I decided to use PokeJo’s as my wedding catere after securing proposals and menus from many other local ones. I found the best value offered by PokeJo’s. My wedding was mostly DIY. Everything came together beautifully. My menu consisted of the shrimp avocado shooters as appetizer, Brazos salad with spinach, strawberries and pecans, brisket, boneless chicken breast with pineapple salsa, baked potato and green bean casseroles. PokeJo’s provided bread, condiments, iced tea and lemonade. I opted to have them provide ivory linens for my seating tables and decorated with votive candles and mason jar flower center pieces. It looked festive yet elegant and not pretentious. Everything was as promised and I could not be happier!

Via Email:
Yes, I definitely wanted to send a thank you and big shout out to everyone over at Pok-e-Jo’s! We had a wonderful time and the food was AMAZE-BALLS!

That’s right. Our catering is amazeballs.

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2015 Year in Review

2015: Good barbecue, and good times

As a celebration of the year that was, here are 10 landmark things that we can look back and remember 2015 by.

New Menu Items!

1. Texas-Style Pulled Pork (pictured left)
This new delicious menu item made its debut to the Pok-e-Jo’s menu in 2015

2. Green Chile Pork Sausage as a seasonal special
During green chile season this year, our pork sausage brought a new kind of spice to our menu.

3. Peach Habanero BBQ Sauce
BBQ is about the meat, but its also about the sauce. Our newest addition to our BBQ sauce options, the Peach Habanero sauce, brings a new sweet and spicy flavor that goes great with some slow smoked BBQ.

4. Creamed Corn
After years of serving buttered corn, we decided it was time to step up our corn game. So cometh creamed corn! If you haven’t tried it, you’re welcome.

5.  BBQ Nachos
Our BBQ nachos are an in-stadium only item at DKR, and those that got them had one of the best food deals in the whole stadium. Look for them again next season!

A few catering stats from 2015 to ring in the new year…

6. We catered over 350 weddings in 2015

7. We catered over 800 full service events

8. Across our 5 stores, we did over 4,000 delivery events

9. In total, we did over 10,000 catered meals between pick up, delivery, and full service

10. On the day before Thanksgiving alone, we did almost 1,000 pick up orders across our 5 locations

We look forward to another great year in 2016, Happy New Year everyone!

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