The Bistro at the State Theatre, formerly Doe’s Eat Place, set a Guinness World Record this weekend for the largest barbecue sandwich in history. It weighed in at 482 pounds, handily surpassing the previous record of 175 pounds.
The staff of The Bistro smoked more than 1,000 pounds of pork shoulders for the event, with assistance from the Starkville Young Professionals, 2 Brothers grilling team and City Bagel, among others. Joe and Mary Tkach of City Bagel baked the record setting bun.
Portions of the sandwich were cut and sold with barbecue fixings for $8 a plate. Proceeds will go to the Starkville Police Department.
In other restaurant news from the Golden Triangle, Tabor Construction and The Eat With Us Group announce the official ground breaking for The Creamery at Central Station (the corner of Lampkin St. and South Montgomery St.) July 8, 2009 at 9 a.m. I understand the Cotton District Grill will relocate to this new development which makes me happy since it is one block from my house.
I’m thinking seriously of shutting down my kitchen and taking all my meals at the creamery.
Jeremy Tabor and Dan Curran of The Creamery at Central Station, previously announced the development of Central Station Commercial Condominiums, located in the old Borden Plant in downtown Starkville. Slated for commercial condominiums, housing office, retail and restaurant space, Central Station has been a highly anticipated development for Starkville. At last, developers are beginning to see the value in preserving our rich heritage.