A ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially welcome Fat Floyd’s Smokehouse and Grill into the Cleveland business community was held Saturday, March 30, at the restaurant, 510 River St.
The restaurant, which is an outreach of Cross Church, offers a wide variety of menu items including burritos, loaded baked potatoes, smoked meat tacos, burgers, salads, barbecue sandwiches and barbecue plates of brisket, chicken, sausage and pork ribs. One of the restaurant’s specialties is barbecue pizza. The restaurant also features a homemade barbecue sauce that is a combination of tangy, sweet and spicy. The restaurant is looking into bottling the sauce for sale in the coming months, staff say.
The church’s pastor, Rev. Terrance Levi, is the head chef at the restaurant. Levi had regularly sold barbecue pizzas years ago to raise money and believed the church would benefit from selling the pizzas, among other food offerings, from a restaurant created in a converted area of the church.
The restaurant has a comfortable, warm atmosphere with a small room available for private parties and functions.
Fat Floyd’s Smokehouse and Grill is open Tuesday through Saturday, and is closed Sunday and Monday. The restaurant is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Friday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.