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King Barbecue—née Bantam & Biddy—Opens June 5 at Avalon

Avalon shoppers can soon fuel up on gluten free barbecue and frozen drinks before their trip to Crate & Barrel or Madewell

King Barbecue opens June 5 at Avalon in Alpharetta
King Barbecue

The conversion of the Alpharetta outpost of Bantam & Biddy to King Barbecue is complete. The restaurant (re)opens at Avalon on Tuesday, June 5.

Chefs and partners Shaun Doty and Lance Gunmere announced in March plans to transform the southern diner into a barbecue restaurant. King Barbecue’s pitmaster and managing partner Carey Wise (Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Grand Champion BBQ) calls the barbecue “Georgia style”; referring to the varying types of smoked meats found throughout the state. Wise is using pecan and oak to smoke the meats served at King Barbecue, which he says won’t cover up the natural flavors of the meat.

Breakfast begins at 10:30 a.m. with a limited number of to-go Cathead biscuits filled with barbecue and condiments like candied jalapeño jelly or apple butter. Brunch is planned on the weekends.

The menu will include gluten free breads, sides, and desserts; which is consistent with Doty’s other restaurants. All of the sauces and rubs used on the meats are also gluten free.

For those hoping for a frozen cocktail on a hot day while shopping at Madewell or Crate & Barrel, King Barbecue plans to offer those, too, along with beer, wines by-the-glass, and non-alcoholic drinks. No word if any of those zero-proof beverages are in frozen form.

King Barbecue is counter service-only at lunch and full service during dinner.

Take a look at the menu:

King Barbecue

Open 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday - Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday. The bar is open later.

4195 Avalon Boulevard, Alpharetta.

The Federal

1050 Crescent Avenue Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 343-3857 Visit Website

Grand Champion BBQ

4401 Shallowford Road, , GA 30075 (770) 587-4227 Visit Website

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

1238 DeKalb Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 577-4030 Visit Website

Bantam + Biddy

1050 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 835-6450 Visit Website

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