American BBQ and Beer Co., is prepping an April 2013 launch, alongside Panera Bread and Potbelly Sandwich Shop on the Downtown Brooklyn border in the Adams Street Municipal Building at 345 Adams and Willoughby. The high-end eatery will include a wood-burning oven, smoke pit, seafood station with live lobster tanks, deep-fried turkey station, full bakery and plans to serve 150 different brews—in a space deemed to offer an “open expo market feel.”
A second-floor portion of the restaurant’s location, just across from Shake Shack, was recently demolished as construction beefs up. Owner Mark Advent, a Las Vegas-based hotel developer, tells The Brooklyn Paper, “We’re hoping it becomes an Brooklyn institution. It’s barbecue without the shtick.” American BBQ will also apply for outdoor seating along the recently completed sidewalk pavilion that adjoins the Shack.
Jason Muss, whose firm owns the building at 345 Adams Street, adds, “It will be unlike anything else in the area. It’s another step toward establishing Downtown as a real, full-time neighborhood.”
No mention of Advent’s other venture that is supposedly coming to Adams Street: Sugar and Plumm, a combination restaurant, ice cream parlor & chocolate retailer. Read the full Brooklyn Paper story here.
(Photo: Brooklyn Paper/Stefano Giovannini)