Here in the south, it’s always a good time for BBQ, and finding the perfect spot to indulge your culinary preference takes time and special skill. Well, it seems like the search just got a little easier thanks to the addition of a new BBQ restaurant located in the heart of Midtown. Now try to refrain from salivating as you read about this down home eatery set to fill the bellies of a host of Atlantans.

The mastermind behind P’Cheen International Bistro Pub, Mike LaSage took the popularity of that restaurant’s “Mike’s Monday Night Bone Lick BBQ” weekly series and turned it into the new BBQ hotspot located in West Midtown. Bone Lick BBQ will serve Chef Mike LaSage's award-winning barbecue in a fun, kitschy environment that includes an antique skee ball machine, jukebox, vintage refrigerators, and a bathtub behind the bar filled with ice cold brews. LaSage promises to have all of his 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. Recently interviewed for the restaurant’s August 14th grand opening, he stated what type of food diners should expect. “We’re not going for your typical barbecue restaurant…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.”

As evidenced by their innovative menu, Bone Lick BBQ is definitely not your average BBQ joint. Expect to see tempting menu items like: barbecued red snapper, brisket sandwich, pecan smoked chicken and maple-bacon cotton candy. No barbecue meal is complete without a choice selection of ice cold brews to wash it down. In an effort to drill in the down home touch, only Georgia beer will be on tap, as well as local wine.

Bone Lick BBQ is conveniently located in the Apex West Midtown retail area at 1133 Huff Road. They are open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday at 11 a.m. The kitchen will close for dinner nightly at 11 p.m. Parking is available on the street and in a large parking deck accessible by an entrance located between Slice and Bone Lick BBQ.  For more information visit them online at www.bonelickbarbecue.com


For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ page.