When talking about barbecue, there are certain dishes that immediately come to mind. Pulled pork and pulled chicken, ribs, sausages, and beef brisket all work their way into the regular rotation, and can be found throughout the city on barbecue joint menus. But this style of cooking goes beyond saucy, grilled meats. The local definition of barbecue seems to get broader by the day.
Chefs are throwing everything from oysters to tofu on the grill or in the smoker and turning them into barbecue perfection. Barbecue items can also be found on more traditional restaurant menus, too.
Restaurants from Hawaiian hangouts to Japanese bars to seafood joints and smoke-centric restaurants are all churning out some nontraditional barbecue plates. Here are some of the more interesting ones in the area. Interested in more international dishes? Head to this map.
Have another favorite less traditional barbecue item from a local restaurant? Share in the comments.