Fortune Southern started her BBQ business as a food truck about five years ago and she knew she eventually wanted to turn it into a brick and mortar restaurant.
Once the coronavirus pandemic hit and she could no longer go to food truck events, Fortune took it as a sign to make her dream come true.
First she wanted to give her business a new name, but make it “cute and catchy.”
Enter Barbie-Q in Encino, which offers Midwestern style BBQ and something for everyone.
Jessica got to sample from Fortune’s menu, including a jaw-dropping sweet and savory polish sausage sandwich.
This segment aired on California Cooking with Jessica Holmes Episode 92.