Cornerstone; Not Just for BBQ
Personally, BBQ has always been about the community. The absolutely deliciousness of the meat is what first attracted my attention. When I became a certified Judge, the community is what kept me going back for more. You always look forward to visiting with your “BBQ People”.
Judging BBQ also means that you get to meet the teams that are competing. It is a great networking opportunity for a foodie like myself to meet some of the restaurant and food truck owners that specialize in BBQ. This is how I met Matt from Cornerstone, and Joe from Motley Que. Add Chef Daniel Huber to the mix and you have a powerhouse hitting the local food scene.
Cornerstone doesn’t have an official store front, YET. I expect to hear news of that coming up soon. You can get their delicious BBQ through Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats from Monday thru Friday from 11 am to 2 pm. They are currently working out of the kitchen in the Freemason’s Hall located right downtown.
I have ordered on my own through Skip and I have been invited as a guest to the Uber Eats photo shoot of all of the food. Someone has to eat it right? Everything I have tried from Cornerstone has been just the right amount of smoke flavour, tender, juicy and delicious! They have large portion sizes when you order from Skip. The desserts are also mouth-watering.
Don’t get me wrong, Cornerstone’s BBQ is really, really good. They are still young though and have so much potential, the world is their oyster! Kelly from Smoke & Ash has a few more years of experience under his belt and still has the best brisket in town.
I was able to sample Motley Que’s Mango Habenero BBQ sauce and some smoked salsa. Motley Que is at the Miller’s Crossing Farmer’s Market on Sundays. I highly recommend that you check out their stall if you get a chance! Joe also puts on BBQ classes that are highly informative and hands on. The classes would also make a great gift for that BBQ enthusiast in your life.
What makes Cornerstone special you ask? They aren’t JUST BBQ. They also have a line of ready made meals that are macro balanced.. Now that isn’t something that I am into personally so I just understand the basic concept of it; the meals are all nutritionally balanced. They prepare with variety in mind, each week has a different menu. Nutritious doesn’t have to mean bland and boring!
The Cornerstone team also does catering and has their own line of spices that are available at a few butchers around the city.
Keep your eyes on these fellas, they are shaking things up and are going to make a great impression on the YEG food scene!
Skip the Dishes: https://www.skipthedishes.com/cornerstone-bbq