"It's about trying to do things to stand out from the norm," he said. "We're trying to elevate things here, but it starts with the best possible ingredients."
So, Iron Starr isn't satisfied serving mac and cheese from a box, baked beans from a can or french fries from a freezer. While there's no sin committed by those who do, Iron Starr simply is a little more ambitious. That can be a sink-or-swim risk for an establishment.
But when you serve a fancy mac and cheese that develops a cult following, knee-weakening cornbread, whole batter-fried okra and homemade pickles, the upside is hard to miss.
That said, Iron Starr doesn't forget barbecue is king.
Whether it's smoked, rubbed or sauced by a Kansas City Barbecue Society-certified pit-master, your Uncle Cleetus or chef Jose Barrios at Iron Starr, barbecue is comfort food.
By making a club sandwich out of it, isn't Iron Starr simply doubling your comfort? Try a BBQ Club for yourself to decide.