Tucked away in an unassuming strip of businesses next to Mid City is the creative comic book-themed restaurant, Superhero Chefs; a product of the incredibly talented Darnell “Super Chef” Ferguson. You have probably seen him all over Food Network and other channels, competing on various cooking shows such as Guy’s Grocery Games, Beat Bobby Flay, and Tournament of Champions, to name a few. He describes the food of Superhero Chefs as “urban eclectic”.
I call it delicious.
Superhero Chefs Menu
The menu is extensive, consisting of many common breakfast, brunch, and lunch foods (all available any time of the day) like omelets, French toast, waffles, pancakes, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and more but with a creative southern twist.
- Pancake Waffle Tacos stuffed with eggs, candied bacon, and sausage
- French Toast Sticks encrusted with granola and served with an apple compote
- French Toast encrusted in a banana pudding granola
- A waffle topped with a Maker’s Mark bourbon-infused caramel and sprinkled with candied pecans
- Stacks of blueberry pancakes layered with a lemon mascarpone sauce
- Egg rolls stuffed with the makings of a great southern meal (more on that later)
- The Super Burger: a beef short rib burger with a hot crab spread, pulled chicken, and a drizzle of sweet chili sauce
- The Hydra: a creative take on a Philly cheesesteak, but with smoked salmon, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, and cheese
- The Hulk: sausage, candied bacon, eggs, and American cheese sandwiched between two green waffles and drizzled with a sweet heat syrup
Vegetarian & Vegan Options
There is a great selection of vegetarian and vegan options and several items that could easily be made that way. There are a few fried “chicken” (fried cauliflower) sandwiches, including The Batman, which has garlic aioli and sweet and spicy pickles. The Superman is topped with a Cajun mayo and brown sugar slaw. The Spiderman comes with a garlic herb aioli and broccoli slaw. There are plant-based burgers as well…the Wolverine with sweet onion jam, smoked vegan cheese, sweet habanero peppers, and vegan candied bacon. The Thor with vegan candied bacon, caramelized onions, guacamole, and pepper relish. The Captain America comes with a steak sauce, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, and vegan cheese sauce. More vegetarian and vegan dishes include a Tofu Scramble with roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, spinach, and sweet chili. Oatmeal Pancakes with honey and fresh berries. Avocado Toast, Vegan Waffles.
For me, the stars of the show are appetizers and sides. I never go to a restaurant without ordering the mini cabbage-like veggies that are Brussels sprouts, and this version did not disappoint. Tender inside with crispy edges.
The Bang Bang Cauliflower was another favorite. Large cauliflower bites deep fried and served with bang bang sauce (typically a mayo-based sauce with sweet chili sauce and sriracha). The breading was ultra crunchy and not too thick.
But of all the items I have had here, the best by far is the Southern Egg Roll. Some of the most iconic southern dishes wrapped up and deep-fried. Mac N Cheese, greens, and pulled chicken in an egg roll. Perfectly fried, sliced in two on the diagonal, covered in powdered sugar, and accompanied by a sweet potato dipping sauce. It’s meaty, cheesy, soft, crunchy, sweet, and savory. Just delicious. It will take you back to Granny’s kitchen, for sure!
Get yourself to Superhero Chefs and find out just what “urban eclectic” means.
Heather Prestwood is a Cullman native, now-Decatur resident, with a love for Huntsville and Madison. Particularly the food. She is a home cook who loves to feed people, talk about food, try new foods, and tell folks all about it! You can reach her by email at email@example.com and find her food posts on Facebook and Instagram by searching #HeatherEats.