Cullman Magazine Summer 2019 - Page 39

TASTE OF CULLMAN Always Fresh By DAVID PALMER Photos By BENJAMIN BULLARD All Steak executive chef Anthony Barnes is plating locally grown vegetables as part of the restaurant’s emphasis on connecting to local farms. T he All Steak Restaurant’s place in local food lore is 85 years old, dating back to a time when fresh food raised in the family garden or farm was plated on the dining table. That history is one of the pivotal motivations for the new owners of All Steak in redesigning the menu and the quality of what they serve customers. The owners, Dyron Powell and Zac Wood, have deep roots in Cullman. Both are products of local schools and Auburn University, one of the nation’s most highly regarded institutions in the agricultural field. And agriculture is playing a leading role in the All Steak’s rejuvenation and future. “Cullman County is a big agricultural center for Al- abama with just about anything you need,” Powell says. “This is how you grew up in Cullman, fresh vegetables and fruits. That’s what we’re doing here; everything is fresh ingredients that we’re working with.” All Steak embarks on new culinary adventure New owners, Dyron Powell, left, and Zac Wood have brought some changes to the menu, while preserving old favorites for customers. Cullman magazine | SUMMER 2019 39