Smokecraft Modern Barbecue, a new Arlington barbecue restaurant opened in July 2020 by competitive barbecue team Smokecraft, launched a ghost kitchen concept in September 2020. Etta Faye’s Chicken Shack offers carryout and delivery to diners.
The concept was inspired by executive sous chef William Burke’s grandmother and is centered around two childhood comfort foods: fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits. The plan is to keep the ghost kitchen running until life returns to pre-COVID normal. “During tough times like these, I always find comfort thinking of my grandmother’s food as a kid,” says Burke. “This menu is an ode to her, and I’m hoping to share that same comfort with others.”