One-of-a-kind Polenta Table is popping up for Valentine’s Day

Here’s a concept you haven’t seen in the Dayton-area before.

Beloved local food truck Smokin' Bee-Bee-Q plans to create The Polenta Table during a special pop-up event at Troy's Lunch at 4 W. Main on Friday, Feb. 14.

Troy's Lunch spot is a satellite kitchen and pop-up lunch destination serving from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Friday or until it sells out. It offers quick food by a rotating lineup of restaurants, food trucks and chefs. Customers can call in orders for pickup or eat there.

>>GUIDE: Treat your sweetest to dinner at one of the most romantic restaurants in Dayton

During this one-of-a-kind event, The Polenta Table will be built before diners’ eyes. Using a warm bed of polenta as the base, the table will be loaded with Smokin’ Bee-Bee-Q’s barbecued meats, vegetables and finished with three varieties of homemade sauces.

“When it comes to great food, often the visual presentation is almost as important as flavor,” said Jeff Stringer, Smokin’ Bee-Bee-Q owner/operator. “The Polenta Table offers diners the sights and smells of us assembling a big, beautiful spread of food before digging into the deliciousness.”

>>THINGS TO DO: Celebrate a nontraditional Valentine’s Day at these Dayton-area events

It begins with a layer of stone-ground polenta, a cornmeal mush with ancient roots. Then, proteins and vegetables are added. This includes smoked beef rib, pork, chicken, Brussel sprouts and kale.

If this sounds like an experience that you can’t miss, you can make your reservations by e-mailing The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are available for $40 each.

>>DAYTON DINING: Restaurants serving special menus this Valentine’s Day

“This unique meal is truly a feast for the senses,” Stringer said. “Even if you already enjoy our barbecue and consider yourself a Smokin’ Bee-Bee-Q aficionado, you’ve never experienced what we do quite like this.”


What: The Polenta Table

Where: Lunch @ 4 W Main,  4 W Main St in Troy, Ohio

When: Friday, February 14th from 6:30-8 p.m.

Cost: $40

More info:  E-mailFacebook

About the Author