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Local Chef Launches BBQ SoulFood Concept in Desert Hot Springs

Updated: Jan 19

You’re invited to join the celebration as local entrepreneur Melvin Jones opens his new BBQ restaurant in Desert Hot Springs! Join us on Sunday, Jan 22nd at 11AM for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a tour of the restaurant. Come meet Melvin and learn more about his vision for this unique new eatery.



What can you expect when you visit? The menu is full of classic barbecue favorites like slow-smoked ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, and soul food. But that’s not all! If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love the homemade pies and cobblers sure to satisfy your cravings. And don’t forget dessert — there are plenty of delicious options like ice cream sundaes, banana splits, and much more.



The atmosphere at Melvin's BBQ is also something special—despite being outdoors it’s warm and inviting with an old-fashioned vibe that will make you feel right at home.

Melvin is passionate about providing quality food and excellent service to customers in Desert Hot Springs and beyond. He has a strong commitment to supporting locally owned businesses by sourcing ingredients from farmers in the area whenever possible. He also supports community efforts by donating a portion of proceeds from the restaurant to local charities throughout the year.


Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to support a local entrepreneur while enjoying some amazing food! Join us on January 22nd for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Melvin's Back Porch BBQ and Soul Food in Desert Hot Springs — we look forward to seeing you there! Together, let's give Melvin's BBQ a warm welcome as he embarks on this new adventure!