August 13, 2012 at 10:18 am , by Serina Patrick
Tasty news from Caren West PR (scrumptious photo lifted from their Facebook page…it’s making me hungry!)
Owners of P’cheen International Bistro & Pub, Pizzeria Vesuvis and the Edgewood Speakeasy Introduce Newest Concept Serving Award-Winning Barbecue for Lunch and Dinner
The highly anticipated opening of Bone Lick BBQ in the retail shops at Apex West Midtown has arrived! A spin off of P’cheen International Bistro and Pub’s popular weekly offering, Mike’s Monday Night Bone Lick BBQ, Atlanta’s newest barbecue destination is set to open Tuesday, August 14, 2012. Featuring pitmaster and chef Mike LaSage’s award-winning barbecue, Bone Lick BBQ will be open for lunch, dinner, drinks and delivery every Tuesday through Sunday.
With floor to ceiling windows providing plenty of natural light, the 2,700-square foot restaurant has a kitschy, vintage flair wrapped in a modern environment that screams great food, cold drinks and a good time. Taking a hands on approach, owners Alex Friedman, Keiran Neely and Michael LaSage designed and built out Bone Lick BBQ themselves. A mix of 50s diner meets your neighborhood barbecue joint, the trio focused on being as eco-friendly as possible. An expansive bar holds court in the center of the restaurant and it, along with the tables, booths and retail shelving, were all made from repurposed wood and recycled materials. A large metal arrow built from an old sign directs guests to an antique skee ball machine towards the back of the restaurant, while vintage refrigerators from the 50s and a large bathtub filled with ice-cold beer sit behind the bar. Staying true to their theme of always creating fun restaurant concepts that combine great food with a fantastic social scene, the jukebox features music picks from friends, family and local and national celebrities including investor actor and comedian David Cross. During the warmer months, diners can take advantage of Bone Lick BBQ’s street front patio that will have communal high top table seating.
“We’re not going for your typical barbecue restaurant. We want to apply the successes we have accomplished with P’cheen to Bone Lick BBQ, making it both a dining and social destination that supports and enhances the community around it,” says LaSage.
Lunchtime at Bone Lick BBQ brings grab and go counter service so hungry diners can get in and out of the restaurant quickly. At dinner, guests are invited to sit back, relax, and get their barbecue fix while enjoying traditional table service. With a chef driven-menu, LaSage promises to have all of his award-winning favorites that kept P’cheen packed on Monday nights, but is also serving up new offerings in addition to homemade beef jerky and sausage, cured hams, specialty bacon, homemade sauces and more. Barbecue enthusiasts will also be able to buy t-shirts, sauces, jerky and other items from the retail area.
“Good barbecue takes love, time and patience. You have to love what you are doing and it is critical to be more concerned with the quality than the quantity. We are going to be making everything fresh, from scratch every day,” says LaSage.
With the lunch menu only differing slightly, a sampling of appetizers from the dinner menu include: Original, jalapeno or spicy deep fried boiled peanuts; fried homemade pickles served with a chef’s selection of dipping sauces; smoked pepper pork rinds; the Redneck Charcuterie – an assortment of house made jerky, house cured bacon, house deviled ham, Coca Cola jelly, pimento cheese and crackers; Smoke ‘em if Ya Got ‘em – 48-hour marinated wings, slow smoked naked or double dipped; Brunswick stew and more. Popular sandwiches like The Legendary Pulled Pork Sammy, The Austin-tacious chopped brisket sandwich, and The Failed Hunter vegetarian option have made the move from P’cheen. A selection of entrees that can be combined in traditional meat and two, three, four and even five samplers are also available. Diners can choose from pulled pork, pecan smoked chicken, sliced brisket, spare ribs, and Yucatan style barbecued red snapper and combine with a variety of sides like the pork braised collards, jalapeno mac, pork-n-pork-beans, cider slaw, fried okra, house cut fries and tater tots.
Desserts at Bone Lick BBQ will bring a new level of entertainment beyond satisfying a sweet tooth. For example, the perfect side to a game of skee ball? Homemade funnel cake, of course. Diners can also enjoy maple bacon cotton candy made tableside, the fruit crumble of day, and even boozy peaches to finish off the night.
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