Summer is the perfect time to take a barbecue road trip, where you hit the road and stop in all the major barbecue regions.
You know, Kansas City, Memphis, Austin, and ... Cleveland? Yes, that's right. Chef Michael Symon is gunning to make Cleveland a barbecue destination.
Symon is in the process of putting together a restaurant, called Mabel's BBQ, in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. But what does Cleveland-style barbecue look like? For starters, the meat will be smoked over applewood — a nod to the many apple orchards in northeastern Ohio. Mabel's will also use a new mustard-based barbecue sauce, featuring Cleveland's own Bertman's brown mustard.
Want to taste this new regional style of barbecue for yourself? The restaurant is slated to open this August.
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