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.