When I’m craving good southern barbecue, this is the first place that will pop into my mind. When you are wondering where to spend your lunch time without all the city buzz but you are also craving for a comforting, finger-licking, melt-in-your mouth bbq kind of meal, then this is the place to go.
Wood’s Chapel BBQ is one of the many new places added to the up and coming neighborhood of Summerhill and one that offers really yummy barbecue, keeping the traditional elements of the pit fire process (which guarantees a good soulful bbq), but also offers sides with a twist that bring the whole experience to a next level.
I love going there on a sunny day, sit at the long, rustic picnic tables of their patio-with views to the 5,200 square-foot brick building and its smokehouse- and soak all the sun in, along with a pint of beer and a rack of St.Louis ribs! Yes, the simple things in life:)
The menu includes all of the barbecue essentials, such as chopped brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken and half or whole rack ribs, but there are also the alternative options of hot smoked salmon, jalapeño and Oaxaca cheese smoked sausage or smoked turkey, just to name a few.
Side dishes are really the ones I love ordering a bunch of here, as they all have something to make me happy. Favorites include the always staples: braised collards and creamed corn but also the pork beans & burnt ends and watermelon salad, as well as the killer beet & jalapeño slaw.
I never opt out from ordering the brisket tacos (delish!) and if I don’t go along with a pint of local beer, I will surely choose one of the cocktail options, as Wood’s Chapel now offers booze too. Their Bloody Mary is to die for!
To top it all off, there is a great selection of pies, seasonal and not, like the brown butter pumpkin pie, the coconut cream pie, or the blueberry lemon chess one. Please don’t leave without trying at least one of these, I always end up having the chocolate pecan and the banana pudding pies to-go for a sweet family sharing once back at the house. Too good to miss out.