Those not wanting to wheel out the grill this summer can drop in to
, Dexter's new restaurant devoted to all things cookout. The restaurant space, which opened earlier in June at 8050 Main St., formerly housed owner Bart Aniolczyk's Jake's Place, a venue for Polish cuisine takeout.
The European concept didn't pan out, Aniolczyk says, but his luck has turned for the better with the new barbecue menu. He's in the process of adding more smokers to meet the demand for, among other things, pulled pork and other artisanal comfort foods.
While Jake's BBQ's primary business is take-out, the revamped interior now seats 10 and has 12 outdoor seats. Aniolczyk will add umbrellas and bring the outdoor seating up to 20. He cites Dexter's "family feel" as reason for keeping his eatery there.
He has added two jobs, with more planned, but there is no firm count yet. "I'm sure I'll have to add more people as I go," he says.
Source: Bart Aniolczyk, owner, Jake's BBQ
Writer: Tanya Muzumdar