Delta Pig owners serve barbecue family style
by Rory Doyle
Oct 05, 2012 | 6132 views | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tori Hunter works the grill Thursday at Delta Pig Barbeque, a new restaurant in Cleveland receiving positive reviews for its extensive barbeque menu.
Tori Hunter works the grill Thursday at Delta Pig Barbeque, a new restaurant in Cleveland receiving positive reviews for its extensive barbeque menu.
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Clevelanders have a tasty new barbeque joint in town to satisfy their palates.

Delta Pig BBQ opened in July and has been receiving rave reviews about their barbecued specialties.

Local pastor David Kerry worked with his mother, Gail Dunn, and aunt Sarah Woods, to open the restaurant previously occupied by The Southern Grill on 122 North Street.

Pulled pork, butts, baby back ribs, rib tips, whole chickens, turkey and even pulled pork barbeque pizza make the cut on the extensive menu.

Customers can also choose from a variety of starters, sides, sandwiches, meal plates, deserts and daily specials.

"We had a booming start and we still have a steady flow of new people all the time," said Woods. "We get nothing but good reviews.

"Our goal is to make everyone feel comfortable and serve great food."

Fans of the Delta blues and good southern food will feel right at home with music in the background and the welcoming décor.

"Everybody really loves the atmosphere, and of course the food," said Dunn. "Part of our focus now is getting the word out and letting people know about our location."

Gail, David and his brother, Chris, share a passion for barbecuing and have significant experience in the restaurant industry.

Gail once owned a restaurant in Nashville and Chris is in the restaurant business in Houston.

"We love to barbecue and we love to cook," said Gail. "We felt the need for some good barbeque here in Cleveland."

All the grilling, done by employee Tori Hunter, is inspired by recipes Gail's family has been following for years.

"What makes us stick out is that we cook with a whole lot of love," said Hunter. "You have to love what you do in order for it to be successful — come taste and see."

Preparing and monitoring everything that goes on the grill is a task that sometimes takes 12-16 hours a day.

The restaurant is planning to host bands in the near future and is currently available for private parties and catering.

Dunn said with proper notice the kitchen can prepare all kinds of food not listed on the menu.

Delta Pig BBQ is open Monday-Friday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner is served Monday-Saturday from 5-9 p.m.