CHARLESTON, SC, October 15, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- While the recent National Hug a Vegetarian Day--celebrated Friday, September 27th--may seem like an invitation to enjoy all things green, Charleston BBQ joint Queology saw the holiday as an opportunity to commend the unique nutritional benefits that only meat can deliver. With a wide range of award-winning BBQ flavors, this restaurant continues to draw in locals and visitors alike with its impressive array of sliders, ribs and chicken wings.
Sharing a similar appreciation of meat, writer Christina Sterbenz recently shared her appreciation of BBQ--and meat in general--in a new Business Insider article
entitled "7 Reasons Why I Refuse to Stop Eating Meat." In it she states, "Almost all my major characteristics suggest I would choose a meat-free lifestyle. I'm a single woman. Unmarried adults and females are way more likely to become vegetarians, according to a recent Gallop poll. I'm also liberal. I'm an animal-lover and fairly interested in being healthy. But I will never forsake one of my greatest joys in life: meat, especially the red kind."
In a recent press statement, Queology responds, "While Sterbenz may feel like the odd girl out as a meat lover, we can assure her women all across America still love to dive into classic southern BBQ. With men and women patrons constantly stopping by for our award-winning ribs and other selections, Queology knows that there are many reasons why it's commendable to enjoy red meat."
While many diners may simply crave the rich flavors that barbecue dishes can offer, the Business Insider article notes a few reason why some vegetarians may want to venture outside of their comfort zone and indulge in red meat. For instance, the article suggests, "Yes, vegetables contain iron -- but not the good kind. Consuming plants gives your body nonheme iron, a version less easily absorbed by the body. Also, spinach, considered one of the most iron-rich leafy greens,doesn't have as much as many believe...Heme iron, the better type, only comes from life forms with hemoglobin, such as red meat, pork, poultry, and fish."
With 30 percent of the world suffering from iron deficiency--according to the World Health Organization--Queology believes it is important for all consumers to rethink the value that barbecue may offer aside from flavor.
In addition to the benefits that meat can offer in terms of iron consumption, Queology also celebrates Business Insider's observance of how the food group also contains other important nutrients, such as vitamin B12.
Located in the coastal city of Charleston, South Carolina, Queology remains a top favorite among adventurous diners looking for exceptional Low Country barbeque. Established by founding members Russ and Matt, this restaurant was built on their efforts to popularize the brand by participating in several cooking competitions since 2001 throughout the Southeast. Today, serving up more than 25 years of experience, the team is equipped to serve moist and tender meat that continues to win over diner taste buds on a regular basis. Prized among both visitors and locals, this barbecue restaurant delivers a wide range of unforgettable dishes. Simply put, this Market Street venue is a staple for all those who love to eat meat in the way it was meant to be served--sweet, savory and smoky.