Dec. 22, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan
The company behind the Bareburger restaurant chain is expected to open a new barbecue restaurant on 30th Avenue by the end of January—taking the place of its previous venture Burnside Biscuits.
The new restaurant, called Salt & Bone, will offer a southern barbecue experience using meats that are antibiotic free, keeping with the natural theme of the Bareburger restaurants, said spokeswoman Jessica Naldo.
The new restaurant will open in the space formerly occupied by Burnside Biscuits at 32-07 30th Avenue. Burnside opened in the summer of 2015 and closed this past September, with a promise of a new concept coming soon.
“Burnside did fairly well for the area and was embraced by the community, but it wasn’t as strong as what [the company] had hoped for,” Naldo said. “Ultimately it was a concept that with rising rent prices, and when you factor in different aspects, it just wasn’t as strong as they wanted it to be.”
Naldo said that Salt & Bone will serve food counter-style, and the menu will include smoked brisket, smoked pork ribs and smoked chicken. The dishes will all be served bare with sauces on the side. Side dishes will include macaroni & cheese and wood fired broccoli salad, among others.
The restaurant will also serve a selection of draft beers, wine, and craft cocktails.
“Salt & Bone will be the epitome of simple, wood-fired, clean-meats,” Naldo said.
Salt & Bone’s kitchen will be headed by pitmaster Spiro Kourides, who grew up in Astoria and went on to work as culinary director for Delaney BBQ in Brooklyn.
Salt & Bone will embrace the southern barbecue aesthetic with a completely renovated interior. It will have all wood floors and ceilings, garage door walls and benches, and a generally “rough, dingy, and unfinished but refined and edgy” feel, according to Naldo.
For more details and to follow the progress of the restaurant visit https://www.facebook.com/eatsaltandbone.