Just recently, the team of Alex Friedman, Keiran Neely and Michael LaSage took ownership of Pizzeria Vesuvius and opened the Edgewood Speakeasy. Tomorrow they will open Bone Lick BBQ in West Midtown. The trio are also behind P’cheen International Bistro.
The new 2700 square foot barbecue spot grew out of P’cheen’s popular Monday Night Bone Lick BBQ by Mike LaSage. It will offer a quick counter-service lunch and a full-service dinner. Monday night favorites from P’Cheen like the Pulled Pork Sammy, The Austin-tacious brisket sandwich and the Failed Hunter vegetarian sandwich will still be available. But also look for new items like homemade beef jerky and sausage, cured hams and specialty bacon.
In a press release, LaSage said, “We’re not going for your typical barbecue restaurant.” You’ll see that in the dinner menu with items like spicy deep-fried boiled peanuts, smoked pepper pork rinds and a house-made “redneck charcuterie” plate with jerky, bacon, deviled ham Coca-cola jelly and pimento cheese.
Meat and veggie combos allow diners to mix and match items like pecan smoked chicken, sliced brisket, spare ribs and Yucatan-style barbecued red snapper with sides like pork-braised collards, cider slaw, fried okra and tater tots.
And check out the dessert menu: funnel cake, maple-bacon cotton candy made tableside and boozy peaches.
In an effort to feature as many local brands as possible, Bone Lick BBQ will have only Georgia beers on tap and will offer Georgia wines. The beer selection will include familiar favorites and a large American craft brew selection with many local options. The spirit selection will focus on small batch American whiskey and a moonshine selection similar to P’cheen’s.
The press release describes Bone Lick’s decor as having “kitschy, vintage flair” and as “a mix of 50s diner meets your neighborhood barbecue joint.” The space, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, will include an antique skee ball machine, vintage refrigerators, a bathtub filled with beer behind the bar, and a jukebox with selections chosen by friends, family and investor (and actor) David Cross.
Bone Lick BBQ is located at 1133 Huff Road at Apex West Midtown. Both street and deck parking are available. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog