Local business owners and culinarians Oleg Vetkov and Gabriel Clayc-amp open Burnt Ends, a dynamic family restaurant, bar, and catering company. Bringing years of culinary experience and a zeal for premium meats and produce, Vetkov and Claycamp are thrilled to contribute to the Lynden pallet and the community at large.
Burnt Ends’ menu is inspired by the ﬂavors of wood-ﬁre cooking. Smoking and grilling will be done in-house, including juicy brisket, seasoned ribs, barbecued chickens, seasonal veg, and of course, brisket burnt ends. Originally taking cues from Texas-style barbecue, Vetkov and Claycamp have injected their own style and experience into the menu to create ﬂavors that are familiar, yet new and unmatched.
“There’s something about the ﬂavor of grilling and smoking on a camping trip,” says Vetkov, “and we want to replicate that – up to a certain point.” The tagline “ﬁre ﬂavor” is meant to be literal, and it extends beyond the meats – grilled cornbread, oysters, vegetables and more.
Claycamp has been involved in culinary, butchering, and product sourcing for decades, and is beyond enthusiastic to apply his knowledge to this new venture. “The way we source, cook, and serve food at Burnt Ends is important to us start to ﬁnish. Every step of the process is important to us, from ﬂavor to experience.”
Burnt Ends ofﬁcially launches their restaurant at 8082 Guide Meridian Road on August 6th, and is currently available to cater events of all sizes. Visit eatburntends.com for event booking and more information.