There are no plates used EVER! BBQ is served on butcher paper with slices of white bread (has to be white bread) with pickle and onion slices. Several stacks of napkins or paper towels are placed around the table. Optional sides are cream corn, beans, mac n cheese, in paper cups with a plastic spoon.
For the boils, there is the option of serving on beer trays or a table covered with newspaper and the food is dumped in the middle. Again with the paper towels and napkins.
A nice touch in both cases is cold beverages and wet naps. Unless weather is not cooperating, eat outside.
All three are really ment to be served at community tables. Make a new friend. Re-connect with a family member.