One of the owners of the South Philly gastropub, Taproom on 19th, is hoping to soon make his dream of a second restaurant a reality.
Michael Strauss is currently aiming to open a BBQ spot in South Philly. In order to make this dream a reality, he’s in the process of raising money for this restaurant through gofundme.
As of now, Strauss has raised just over $1,000 of his $7,500 goal through the crowd-funding website.
Here’s what his gofundme says about the plans for this restaurant:
What will I be smoking, and what makes it different? I’ll be smoking pork ribs, pork shoulder, and brisket primarily. However, I will mix in chicken, fatties, and beef ribs. My goal is to smoke daily and serve daily, meaning I will limit the quantities smoked so as to avoid leftovers since BBQ tastes the best the day it’s smoked. Each day I will highlight only a few meats, which will make the end product much better. Leftovers will be turned into chili or somthing similar. My BBQ preference is more South Carolina style; however, I generally mix it up, and I follow no real rules!
In order to move forward with this idea, Strauss would need to purchase a Lang stick smoker for the meats, which could cost up to $8,000, in addition to funding for rent, renovations, staffing, etc.
Where would you like to see a barbecue spot open in South Philly?