PORTLAND, Maine – Salvage BBQ & Smokehouse will open to the public this Sunday, September 1, 2013 for dinner. The restaurant will be open six days a week from 5pm and is located at 919 Congress St., the former home of Portland Architectural Salvage.
The open space has undergone extensive renovations and features high ceilings, large windows, an open kitchen, an expansive custom built bar designed by owner Jay Villani, hardwood floors, and family style seating. In keeping with Villani’s style, there is a casual sofa lounge area to the left of the entrance.
Owner Villani and his staff researched the best barbeque techniques and restaurants in the south in preparation for opening Salvage BBQ. The menu includes barbeque by the pound, pulled pork and brisket sandwiches, and traditional sides like potato salad, slaw, and macaroni and cheese.
Salvage is Villani’s third restaurant. Villani is also chef/owner of Portland’s Local 188 and Sonny’s restaurants. Villani is also a partner in Bunker Brewing Co. and will be opening Ideal Bakery on Congress Street this fall.
About Salvage BBQ & Smokehouse:
Salvage BBQ is located at 919 Congress St. in Portland and can be reached at (207) 553-2100. Hours are 6-days a week (Tuesday to Sunday) from 5 p.m. Open kitchen, family seating, takeout, full-service bar – Maine microbrews on tap. Major credit cards are accepted. Free public parking behind the restaurant, on Gilman St. Street parking throughout the neighborhood. More information: www.facebook.com/SalvageBbqSmokehouse.
SALVAGE BBQ MENU*
BY THE POUND
- Pulled pork - 14
- Pork spare ribs - 15
- Sausage mild or hot- 6 each
- Brisket - 17
- Beef spare ribs - 19
- Half chicken – 13
- Whole chicken - 20
SANDWICHES w/ sauce, slaw & pickles
- Pulled pork - 8
- Brisket – 9
TRAYS w/ choice of 2 sides, bread & pickles - prices vary
SIDES single 2, pint 6, quart 10
- Potato salad
- Pinto beans
- Mac n cheese
- Hush puppies
- Smoked fried corn - 5ea
- Slice - 5
- Whole - 25
*Menu listings and prices are subject to change
Image credits http://www.portlanddailyphoto.com/