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New owner debuts new menu at former barbecue joint

Salay's, the former Moosewood BBQ at 5775 St. Joe Road, debuted a new menu last month.

While the menu still has some barbecue favorites -- smoked meat, ribs and rib tips, pulled pork -- new chef and owner Deb Storch calls her menu an American one.

"My big focus in here is we're actually cooking food and not just pulling things out of the freezer," she says. "We like to do things as fresh as possible. I like to avoid processed foods."

So far, the menu favorites have been the Mediterranean chicken sandwich and entree and the portobello sandwich, she says.

Storch was a managing partner when the restaurant was still Moosewood, and she went into the business with the intent of one day buying it. Specializing in catering, Storch has always wanted a small kitchen that can serve as a sort of home base for catering. And now, if she ever has food left over, there's a place to bring it.

The name of the restaurant comes from Storch's maiden name. She has heard it pronounced ways she can't even recreate. For the record: It's "suh-LAYS."