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It is recreation on for True BBQ and Whiskey Bar in downtown Griffith.

The trendy barbecue restaurant, which opened in Munster in 2014 and expanded to downtown Crown Level final yr, plans To maneuver into The earlier Twincade space at 106 N. Broad St. in downtown Griffith. The favored arcade bar On the excellent nook of Primary and Broad streets in downtown Griffith completely closed after falling sufferer to the coronavirus pandemic final yr.

Progressive Eating Group, which owns True BBQ, Bullpen Luxurious Bar & Grill, Gino’s Steakhouse and The Hyperlinks in Schererville, plans to open a 100-seat barbecue restaurant in downtown Griffith. It is going to make use of about 20.

“We have actually been seeing advantages from the downtown footprint in Crown Level,” Companion Matt Doran said. “There’s the foot visitors and the group really feel. If There is a wait, people Do not thoughts going To A particular institution till they get referred to as. It is useful for us and for them.”

The restaurant group sees downtown Griffith as a vacation spot.

“It is good being downtown with All of the festivals,” Doran said. “It is A great location in downtown Griffith. I Sort of really feel what downtown Griffith wants is extra eating places. However we’ve found people will journey to go to downtowns and make An night of it.”

The Griffith True BBQ Might have The identical menu As a Outcome of the completely different places, collectively with baby again ribs, St. Louis-type ribs, smoked turkey breast, smoked rib ideas, smoked pork shoulder, smoked half hen, smoked andouille sausage, smoked corned beef, smoked brisket and smoked pork stomach.

It is going to furtherly supply appetizers, salads, steaks and entrees collectively with penne pasta with andouille sausage and shrimp, fried hen and whiskey cedar plank-grilled salmon.

“It is A great idea,” Doran said. “We’re making an try To mix In further vegan decisions and particulars so vegans and vegetarians will really feel welcome at our institutions And do not Want to order sides.” 

True BBQ Might have craft beer, As properly as to A huge Selection of home and imported whiskeys. It furtherly will pour artisan cocktails Simply like the Nakatomi Plaza, which blends Suntory Toki Japanese Whiskey with San Pellegrino Limonata and Sage In the direction of The Machine, Which mixes Copper & Kings American Gin, house-made sage straightforward syrup, blackberry and lime.

The Griffith location will host occasional particular occasions like these in Crown Level, which recently had a tiki bar pop-up serving particularty cocktails.

The purpose is to open the True BBQ and Whiskey Bar in Griffith in early 2022.