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Chef Amy put Randy Ollis and Dave Barras’s grill skills to the test as they make their own signature grilling rub!

She also taught them about different types of grilling, what to grill for themed events, and more. Themed event our A Cut Above Catering’s specialty, and they always include custom menus.

The Arts Council and Yelp Indy have teamed up with two well-known, delicious local restaurants to offer special Art & Soul meals for dine-in or takeout throughout February. One of them being, Pa & Ma’s Backyard BBQ.

George Nelson, co-owner. joined us in studio today to show us how he make’s the restaurant’s delicious gumbo and chicken & dumplings.

Pa & Ma’s Backyard BBQ serves food in a cafeteria-style setup, so their Art & Soul Meal will include a choice of 1 meat, two sides and a dessert and canned drink for $15. 

About the Owners

Pa & Ma’s Backyard BBQ was established in 1995. The owners, George, and Monica Nelson had the vision to start a restaurant, where, George would be able to enjoy his craft of cooking and serving the community. With the support of, Monica and their family, they invested their last $175.00 and began selling dinners in the community.  

They’ve been married for 31 years with two children and two grandchildren living their dream still in business 25 years later.

About the Business:

Pa & Ma’s Backyard BBQ, combines the perfect harmony of BBQ and soul food. Our menu changes daily, but our love for serving great food never changes. 

Menu selections change almost daily in this cafeteria-style setup, but you can get a choice of 1 meat and 2 sides of your choice, along with a dessert and canned drink, for $15. Just ask for the Pa & Ma’s Art & Soul Meal. Follow Pa & Ma’s on social @pamasbackyardbbq. 

In 1995, the owners, George and Monica Nelson, wanted to start a restaurant where George could enjoy his love of craft cooking. With the support of their family, the Nelsons invested their last $175 and opened Pa & Ma’s Backyard BBQ. They’ve been married for 31 years and have two children and two grandchildren.