TODAY Food Editor
In this special weekly feature, “Today” food editor Phil Lempert brings you recipes “stolen” (with permission) from notable restaurants across America. See how much fun you can have (and money you can save) by cooking these dishes at home!
THIS WEEK: Herb Crusted Tuna Steak from Redbone Alley Bar & Grill in Florence, S.C.
Chef Dale Barth adds a lot of true Southern charm to his cooking. Redbone Alley Bar & Grill, located in the small town of Florence, S.C., is affectionately named after his daughter’s Redbone coonhound. Since its opening, in 1993, Barth has opened another location in Columbia, S.C., and five more locations are on the way. From Lowcountry Shrimp to Cajun Fried Quail with traditional Southern sides like cheese grits, garlic mashed potatoes, and sausage gravy, a visit to Redbone Alley feels like grandma’s home cooking with a gourmet touch. Here’s something from Barth’s kitchen for y’all to try at home!
About the chef
Chef Dale Barth's career started in 1982 at the age of 23 with his purchase of a failing fine-dining restaurant, P.A.'s, in Florence, S.C. After years of hard work, P.A.'s became a great success, but Dale and his wife, Leslie, had a dream to create a unique dining concept. Thinking outside the box, they created a kid-friendly restaurant in 1993 that brought an outdoor dining experience indoors. The restaurant was named for Dale's daughter's Redbone coonhound, Clementine, who embodied the slow-moving, quick-witted style that every true Southerner exudes. Her mug has become the widely recognized symbol for Redbone Alley, a sophisticated Southern restaurant.
Now one of the best-loved spots of the South, Redbone Alley was chosen in 2000 by RestaurantHospitality Magazine as one of its “Concepts of Tomorrow” honorees. Redbone Alley was also voted number one of the top ten eateries on the NASCAR racing circuit. That success spawned a second Redbone Alley in Sumter, S.C. Dale says his philosophy on preparing great food is the same in the restaurant as it is in his own home — “Keep it fresh, simple and downright good.”
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falseRedbone Alley Bar & Grill
1903 West Palmetto St.
Florence, SC 29501
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