Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate and Stovehouse Properties are thrilled to share that a locally run, quality barbecue restaurant serving slow-cooked smoked brisket, pulled pork, lamb bacon, house-made sides, and many other Southern staples will soon be among the diverse food options at the Stovehouse Food & Leisure Garden. Clyde’s BBQ, owned and operated by Huntsville restauranteurs Stan Stinson and Tina Ford, will open its second location at the development between Fresko Grille and Taqueria El Cazador. The barbecue joint is slated to open Q4 2019.
Well-known in the Rocket City for the creation of Earth & Stone Wood Fired Pizza, Stinson and Ford ventured into the world of barbecue last year and officially opened Clyde’s BBQ in April 2019 on County Line Road in Madison. After hearing about the vision of Stovehouse and visiting the Food Garden, the duo decided to open a second location so the many businesses and visitors at the development could savor what they are calling “elevated barbecue”.
“When we first visited Stovehouse, we were impressed with the level of detail that went into creating the destination,” said Stinson. “Its location, food offerings, entertainment and atmosphere come together to create a hub where the community can enjoy something that’s uniquely Huntsville. The restaurant operators who are already part of the development are a talented group of people—one we are excited to be a part of. Stovehouse is also within a growing entertainment district that will only become more impressive with time. We are thrilled to bring Clyde’s to life in the Food Garden.”
Clyde’s BBQ, lovingly named after Stinson’s dog, is a hands-on business for the owners. Much of the cooking and preparation is done by the co-owners themselves, and they will be the first to tell you they pay attention to every detail. All staff is trained to take over using the same meticulous methods that Stinson employs when smoking pork, brisket, turkey, wings, Cajun sausage and more.
“If we serve it, you can rest assured it’s quality meat,” said Stinson. “I spent a considerable amount of time in Texas tasting and trying various meats, taking what I learned back with me to Clyde’s. Every dish we offer is prepared in a specific way. Our pork is slow-cooked at 190 degrees—we have our pork for tomorrow already smoking in the back. All dry rubs have been vetted to ensure we get the flavors just right. Our sides are all homemade and even our chocolate chip cookies are ‘baked’ in the smoker. We are striving for excellence and we hope to offer something guests may not have experienced before.”
The restaurant’s menu at Stovehouse will mimic the offerings at Clyde’s Madison location, including a selection of appetizers, sandwiches, barbecue plates, empanadas, loaded potatoes, house-made sides and banana pudding prepared by The Dessert Fork.
While Clyde’s prides itself in serving Southern delicacies like smoked pulled pork sandwiches and brisket plates, the team also tries to be inventive and add creative flair to its menu. Options like “The Shepherd” baked potato are stuffed with house-cured lamb bacon. Empanadas, or hand pies, come in a variety of flavors from pulled pork to curried potato pie. Guests can also choose from several keto-friendly options.
“When we began to curate the Food & Leisure Garden lineup, we knew we wanted to feature a wide range of restaurant options,” said Anusha Davis, leasing agent at Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate. “Stovehouse is a place that welcomes all ages and walks of life to have fun, be entertained and experience some of the best food the city has to offer. We wanted to make sure there would be something to satisfy everyone’s tastes. It’s a pleasure to work with talented operators who are passionate about service and quality. Clyde’s will be a great addition to the development.”
Danny Yancey, owner and developer of Stovehouse, said that he believes Clyde’s will be a welcome treat at Stovehouse.
“Stan and Tina have a history of success in the restaurant business and we are thrilled to have their talent at Stovehouse,” said Yancey. “Having barbecue on site will offer visitors a chance to sample Southern flavor. Huntsville is expanding its culinary horizons and we love seeing more diversity when it comes to local dining. Clyde’s will tie Stovehouse back to its Southern roots and offer cuisine that’s both well-prepared and unique in presentation.”
This year, Clyde’s Madison location will be part of the annual Huntsville Restaurant Week happening Aug. 9-18. Patrons can choose from a $10 lunch-portion brisket sandwich, chips and drink, or a $15 dinner-portion brisket plate with two sides, cookie and large drink. Stinson and Ford encourage everyone to visit Clyde’s BBQ in Madison to see what is on the way for Stovehouse.
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