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Fired Up Grill offers healthier dining experience
• BBQ eatery on Mitchell Road
Fired Up Grill
The Ceres Chamber of Commerce welcomed Fired Up Grill, 1778 Mitchell Road Suite 206, to Ceres during a recent ribbon cutting ceremony.

A new eatery on Mitchell Road offers a choice of Texas-style barbecue or healthier meal options intended to please those who want healthier prepared meals.

Located in the former El Rosal Mexican Restaurant space at 1778 Mitchell Road Suite 206, Fired Up Grill & Meal Prep is the brainchild of Mike Ferreira and Gia Smith, who have both struggled with weight issues and met at a weight-loss boot camp. Ferreira had managed a restaurant and Smith was a nurse who shared a vision to offer an eatery that made healthy food choices a priority.

Fired Up offers hickory smoked barbecued beef brisket, beef and pork ribs and chicken and sides that include mac & cheese, collard greens, baked beans, coleslaw, corn on the cob, and corn bread. Mesquite wood chips are used for barbecuing burgers and chicken breast.

For those who desire healthier food options, Fired Up offers ground chicken and grilled buffalo chicken brown rice bowls with sides including steamed vegetables, cilantro-lime quinoa, sweet potatoes and yams. The bowl cost around $8 to $10 and consist of 250 to 300 calories because lower-carb ingredients are used. They also do not use butter or iodized white salt. Ferreira and Smith prefer to use pink Himalayan salt because it does not cause water retention like traditional table salt.

Lunch items include chicken and beef brisket sandwiches, wing baskets, shrimp and Build Your Own Burgers.

The restaurant’s hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. They may be reached at 290-0555.