The pork, grits and greens at Saw’s Soul Kitchen in Avondale has fast become a favorite dish among Birmingham diners.
Now, the folks at GQ magazine have taken a liking to it, too.
GQ has included the Avondale soul food restaurant and its most popular dish on a new list of “The 50 Best Things to Eat Right Now,” which appears on the magazine’s website.
The magazine asked Edward Lee, the chef and owner of 610 Magnolia and MilkWood restaurants in Louisville, for his recommendation, and this is what he had to say:
“Saw’s Soul Kitchen in Birmingham, Alabama, is one of the few places with beautifully presented barbecue. You know they’re really thinking about the food. And the pork shoulder with grits and greens was some of the best I’ve ever had. I couldn’t stop eating it.”
To see GQ’s complete list of “The 50 Best Things to Eat Right Now,” go here.
Brandon Cain, the chef and co-owner of Saw’s Soul Kitchen, told AL.com this morning that his customers have told him about the GQ write-up, but he has yet to see it.
“We’ve gotten a lot of feedback on it,” Cain said. “Any time we get any press like that, people come in and talk about it, which is really awesome for us.”
Last year, Parade magazine included Saw’s Soul Kitchen, which opened in 2012, on its list of the best new barbecue joints in America.
Also, earlier this year, the original Saw’s BBQ in Homewood was No. 1 on Cooking with Paula Deen magazine’s list of the 10 best barbecue places in the country.
This article originally ran on al.com.