In the South, it can seem like once you've seen one BBQ restaurant, you've seen 'em all — but you probably haven't seen one that sticks strictly to halal beef, or includes African chicken sausage on their menu, or even has an option for vegans.What makes Shujaa's our new favorite hidden gem? Well, for one thing, it truly is hidden—you don't exactly stumble onto it. But we're letting you in on a little secret: this new Little Five barbecue restaurant is quietly serving up some of the best ribs around. Don't believe us? Just head inside the Four Corners Market next to Variety Playhouse, walk past the vendors selling their international wares, and aim for the white swinging doors at the end of the hallway. There, you'll find a barbecue spot that feels more like a secret supper club than a restaurant that opened up earlier this year in the heart of Little Five Points, an eatery where barbecue reigns supreme.
In the South, it can seem like once you've seen one BBQ restaurant, you've seen 'em all — but you probably haven't seen one that sticks strictly to halal beef or includes African chicken sausage on their menu or even has an option for vegans (no, not an iceberg lettuce salad). That's what makes this place a true hidden gem: not just their off-the-beaten-path location, but Chef Shujaa's creative, international approach to an oft-repetitive genre. Try his rib tips, already a crowd favorite, and the African chicken sausage, for something a little different. And just be sure to save some room for the homemade desserts... we hear that carrot cake isn't messin' around.
Beef Rib Tips Plate, $10
African Chicken Sausage, $4—$7
Boneless Chicken Thigh, $5.50 — $10
Vegan Meatloaf, $9
Wednesday & Thursday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.