The aroma of ribs slowly roasting over pure pecan-wood chips wafts through Uncle Fuller's BBQ as cooks assemble pulled-pork, beef-brisket, and sausage sandwiches slathered in savory sauce. The menu sticks to soul-satisfying fare, accompanied by homestyle sides such as baked beans and turnip greens. Diners have the option of eating in or carrying slabs of ribs back home and can also order meats and sides in bulk to provision large parties or one mildly peckish T. rex.
A café, coffee roaster, and bakery, Pastiche is suffused with the aroma of freshly baked bread and entrees cooked from scratch. The fine-dining, four-course dinner serves twosomes an ever-changing menu of house-roasted meats, appetizers, and desserts under the flickering glow of candles and a moon whose dimmers have been set to “romantic.” Meals commence with appetizers such as cheese plates or meatballs, followed by mixed-green salads awash in house-made buttermilk ranch or herb vinaigrette dressing. Entrees including coq au vin or pork tenderloin are sidekicked with au gratin potatoes and house-made bread serving both as a butter canvas and plate-squeegee. Cap off meals with freshly made tiramisu or turtle cheesecake paired with a specialty coffee or frappe. Diners can take advantage of the no-fee BYOB to augment their meal with preferred sips of suds or vino and take time to enjoy the annual Christmas in Canton "City of Lights" event.
Pig Shak BBQ's founder, a former pig farmer, began his barbecue career by towing his mobile trailer around the Mississippi Delta and serving slow-cooked meats doused with a signature rub and thick sauce. Various meat dishes populate the menu and include pulled pork, pulled chicken, hickory-smoked sausage, brisket, and pork ribs. Plunge a tusk into a po boy sandwich with a french roll ($7.49), a plate with a serving of one meat ($6.99+), or a platter with two meats ($11.99+). All the aforementioned options team up with two down-home sides that include barbecue beans, slaw, potato salad, and mac 'n' cheese. A half-slab order of pork ribs slays appetites and renders fingers as saucy as insults on a playground full of British children ($9.99).
The owners of Wings To Go set up shop in the summer of 1985. They were surprised when customers began streaming in from a nearby beach, hungry from days spent lolling on the warm sand and playing in the waves. Sauce-drenched wings and grilled catfish sandwiches sated those beachgoers' appetites, and today, the eatery's cooks marinate meats at five locations. Among the restaurant's 20 sauces are a Cajun blend and a Caribbean jerk sauce that combines sweetness and waves of rolling warmth. The hot sauce, menacingly dubbed “Homicide,” is ideal when you need to show off a tolerance for spice or pretend to be crying at your boss’ terrible production of Carmen.
When she was growing up, the owner of Southern Charm Sweets never once helped her grandmother bake a cake. It wasn’t that she didn’t enjoy baking; she just wanted to make her own cake rather than serve as a helper. This independent spirit pushed her to go into business for herself, and with a little help from her family—many of the recipes she uses have been passed down from her grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and aunts—she opened her own home-based bakery.
Today, she creates baked goods and candies in her kitchen, then delivers them for free to nearby homes, businesses, and horses trying to wean themselves off sugar cubes. Her cupcakes and cakes come in nearly 50 flavors, including a line of “drunken” flavors inspired by popular cocktails such as appletinis, fuzzy navels, and strawberry daiquiris. She’ll also set up sweet tables at parties and events where guests can fill bags with homemade buckeyes, peanut brittle, and other treats.