Heirloom Market BBQ
Heirloom Market BBQ has been consistently named one of the best barbecue restaurants in the country—and for very good reason. Marrying classic Southern barbeque with Korean-inspired flavors, chefs Taylor Cody and Jiyeon Lee offer a one-of-a-kind flavor pairing delivered with perfection. You’ll often find a line out the door and have to be lucky to find a picnic bench outside the small establishment. But when you do get your hands on the gochujang-marinated spare ribs, smoked chicken wings with kimchi mayo, and pulled pork sandwiches, you will quickly realize what the hype is all about.
There’s barely any patio seating at Heirloom Market, found in the Cumberland area adjacent to a nondescript convenience store, but that doesn’t stop throngs of people from lining up outside the restaurant. “When you go out to eat barbecue and want something different: Heirloom,” says Fox. “Cody and his wife are doing a great job at creating diversity in barbecue.” The creation of husband and wife chefs Cody Taylor and Jiyeon Lee (the latter was a pop star in a former life), Heirloom Market features smoked meats with a Korean twist. The smoked brisket is injected with miso, the pulled chicken is marinated in gochujang sauce, and the pork is spicy Korean-style. Don’t miss sides like the macaroni and cheese punched up with kimchi, fried sweet potatoes tossed in a soy-ginger sauce, and kimchi coleslaw. Don’t overlook the fried chicken, either, available on Tuesdays.