Chefs Todd Richards and Josh Lee have signed a lease to open a second location of their East Lake Southern barbecue restaurant Lake and Oak Neighborhood Barbecue at the Lee and White complex in West End, according to a press release.
Opening later this year in a new phase currently under construction at the development flanking the Westside Beltline, Lake and Oak will feature a large patio and should serve a similar menu to the East Lake location.
Richards and Lee first opened Lake and Oak last July at the emerging Hosea and 2nd development in the former Greater Good BBQ restaurant space. The menu features meats smoked over charcoal and white oak and pecan woods paired with sides like Brussels sprouts and cabbage slaw, smoked mac and cheese, and collard fried rice.
In February, the chefs opened soul food stall Soul: Food and Culture at Krog Street Market, replacing Richards’ Southern Fried there where Richards had served Nashville-style hot chicken since 2016. Richards and Lee also hope to open their new Eastside Beltline Japanese soul food restaurant Kuro by the end of the year in the former Hazel Jane’s wine bar space along the trail.
Eater reached out to Richards and Lee for comment and more details on the West End location of Lake and Oak.
Lake and Oak Neighborhood Barbecue joins brewpub Best End Brewing Company, Wild Heaven West End Brewery and Gardens, Hop City Craft Beer market and its pub Boxcar, ASW Distillery, Cultured South and Golda Kombucha, Honeysuckle Gelato, and Monday Night Brewing’s Garage at Lee and White. Monday Night recently expanded the production facility in West End by nearly 10,000 square feet and renovated the outdoor courtyard, which now includes lawn games, a satellite bar, and more space for pop-up food vendors and live music.