A anonymous tipster alerts us to an interesting new restaurant opening soon in the old Jin Jin Chinese Restaurant at 614 Church Street in Decatur.
Josh Kramer is aiming for a November opening for Burnt Fork BBQ, which will feature “International Barbecue”, which means things like “Mexican barbacoa, Cuban sandwiches, tacos inspired by the cuisines of Korea,Viet Nam, Cuba, and the traditional USA types.”, according to the tipster.
Also of note: “Best news for busy families: he’s keeping the drive-through feature.”, says the tipster.
The restaurant takes it’s name from Burnt Fork Creek, which prior to 1960s was dammed up by Mason Mill Park and supplied drinking water to the city of Decatur. According to the Burnt Fork Creek Watershed Alliance, the dam was blown up and the reservoir drained in the 1960s.
Man, I love a good restaurant/history post!
Photo courtesy of the Burnt Fork Creek Watershed Alliance website