Episode 3 of the “Behind the Menu” series takes place in a legendary Mexican restaurant in Ozark, Alabama: El Palacio. Twelve years ago, friends Kevin Smith and Ben Brown jumped at the opportunity to buy the long-time staple and have been enjoying the ride ever since. They shared with us insights on the delicious meals they’re known for and the incredible connection they have had with Ben E. Keith since the game-changing spring of 2020.
There is no establishment that identifies the culture of a community quite like its local restaurant, it’s about more than just food, it’s where memories are made. Our new series, “Behind the Menu,” will spotlight these local restaurants from around the country, telling their stories and the communities they call home. Our first episode features Chef Marcus Paslay of Fort Worth and his three restaurants, Clay Pigeon, Piattello Italian Kitchen, and Provender Hall. Please remember, eat local, eat often