Mark Snyder, who helped launch Urban Cookhouse in 2010, is launching his namesake restaurant in the former original Urban Cookhouse location at 2846 18th Street South in Homewood, Alabama. And it’s going to be more than just barbecue. Get the details here, and stay tuned for an opening date.
“I am about as laid-back as they come, so when the opportunity arose to open my own restaurant, backyard barbecue was the only menu I considered. It just suits me.”Mark Snyder, founder of Mark’s Joint, via Facebook
More Than Just BBQ
While classic barbecue items are prominent, you’ll find a whole lot more at Mark’s Joint, like chicken salad sandwiches, seared ahi sliders and grilled cheese.
Then, there’s a Tex-Mex flare, seen in items like the tacos, nachos and Nina’s Salad, which boasts mixed greens, fresh corn, tortilla chips, avocado, pico, queso fresco and cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
Finally, mix in a dash of meat-and-three, with items like hash brown casserole, fried okra and the ultimate Southern vegetable, mac-and-cheese.
The vibe at Mark’s Joint will be homey and personal, from Snyder’s grandmother’s dinner bell to a framed school assignment from his niece. In that assignment, she wrote about being thankful for “BBQ ribs and candy.” Sounds like a child after my own heart.
On Facebook, Mark’s Joint announced that it’s opening soon. Bham Now has reached out regarding a more specific timeframe. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear more.