Vegetarian BBQ, Say What??!?

Oh, there is plenty of meat at BURNT FORK BBQ on Church Street. Besides serving real good authentic BBQ, they make almost everything on the menu in house — their bread, their sauce, their chips, fresh cooked veggies. They are committed to sustainable practices and want to offer an international take on BBQ.

A meat eater will be in heaven when a big plate pork ribs is delivered to the table – heaping with thick, meaty, crusty, tender ribs, two sides, a big slice of house-baked Texas toast and smothered with the BBQ sauce of his choice (also house-made). Other meat options are pulled pork, beef brisket, smoked turkey, and chicken. The Brunswick stew makes a wonderful side along with some of the crunchy (also house-made) sweet potato chips. For an international flavor, there is also Korean BBQ and Yucatan-style BBQ.

Now here is the fun, vegetarian-part of this place. Veggie lovers can order a Smoked BBQ tofu plate or sandwich that is really good. Or tofu spring rolls (shown in photo). Or a spicy Korean BBQ tofu taco. There are also lots of “real vegetable” veggies to choose from — kale, salads, coleslaw, black beans and rice, French fries, great mac and cheese, and those sweet potato chips. The collard greens and baked beans are great, but they are loaded with pork from a ham hock cooked with the greens.

Not only can you eat in but you can take out. My 8-year old grandboys love to go there to get big thick grilled cheese sandwiches, sweet potato chips, French fries mac and cheese and kale. I like to bring home a sack-full of great food when my in-laws come to visit. A rack of ribs, a lb. of pork, hush puppies, collard greens, and chips made a wonderful dinner for our crowd. My 87-year-old father-in-law (who has eaten a lot of BBQ in his time) thought these were the best ribs he could remember having. Ditto.


About mickeybaskett

It wouldn’t be prudent to disclose the number of years Mickey Baskett has been writing, editing, and producing art, craft, and lifestyle do-it-yourself books -- just know that she was intimately involved with Mac-rame in the day. The beginning of her love affair with food started when she was nine years old and manifested itself in the form of a casserole. Her published cookbook, Gourmet Garnishes, is proof of that long and loving relationship. The constantly evolving food scene in Decatur is fodder for her musings.
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One Response to Vegetarian BBQ, Say What??!?

  1. GBK Gwyneth says:

    Wow! As a vegetarian, I would never have even considered going into a BBQ place, but now I know! Can’t wait to check it our for ourselves. Thanks!

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