Georgia Boys BBQ started as a scheme between Matt Alexander and Nick Reckinger to scrape together enough money to buy lift tickets for the slopes, and it quickly became a sprawling sack lunch delivery business and mobile operation, thanks to the pair's popular 'cue.
Recently, the men had an opportunity to pick up a lease on an old house in Longmont, where they erected a barbecue shack modeled after places they ate when growing up in the South. And they opened the doors to that permanent location on July 1.
Their efforts to spruce up the address are ongoing, and they've added a counter to the space as well as planted gardens in the back. Future plans include outfitting the porch with rocking chairs.
The menu at their new spot features brisket, pulled pork and pulled chicken, served as plates or heaped on sandwiches. Those options are supplemented by daily specials and a rotating cast of sides and desserts -- including green bean casserole, baked beans and key lime pie -- made based on what's fresh and seasonal. Georgia Boys also plans to eventually offer half chickens, turkey breasts and St. Louis-style ribs, and the restaurant's Facebook page gives a daily update as to what's available.
The new spot is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
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