Since final fall, one of many metropolis’s high barbecue eating places has been within the strategy of increasing. That enlargement is now practically full.
Panther Metropolis BBQ, lately named by Texas Month-to-month as one of many High 10 barbecue eating places within the state, has taken over the bar situated subsequent door, Republic Road Bar. The area is being transformed right into a eating and full-service bar space, says Panther Metropolis BBQ co-owner Chris Magallanes.
When accomplished — Magallanes guestimates it’ll be late Could — the area will seat practically 100 folks. It’ll home the restaurant’s predominant eating room, the ordering counter and a full-service bar. The area may even home a small kitchen the place desserts and sides might be ready.
“We all know these summers will be powerful,” Magallanes says. “They’re powerful for us, too. We figured it was about time to have an air-conditioned eating room.”
The restaurant’s present eating space consists of two patios — one coated, one not. Each will stay open. Magallanes says he and co-owner Ernie Morales are planning on spiffing up the uncovered patio space with a brand new sundeck and stage for dwell leisure.
The Republic Road Bar area has been given a whole makeover, Magallanes says, with brand-new restrooms, new lighting, new paint and sheetrock, and a half-dozen new TVs. Though the Republic Road identify goes away, the bar is staying (as are among the cool previous Fort Value images that when held on Republic Road’s partitions).
“The one factor that may actually change would be the hours,” Magallanes. “We gained’t shut at 2:00 a.m. We’ll maintain restaurant hours, not bar hours.” These hours are nonetheless being labored out, however Magallanes says they’ll most likely shut between 9 and 11:00 p.m., relying on the day of the week. The restaurant might be open Tuesday-Sunday.
After 6:00 p.m., the restaurant will shift from its barbecue menu to extra of a bar bites and Mexi-cue menu, just like its La Pantera concept that, sadly, folded after the pandemic hit. Objects will embody burgers, tacos, nachos, elotes, and chopped brisket, and pulled pork sandwiches.
Building has been happening for months however was slowed down by materials shortages.
Magallanes and Morales lately accomplished one other little bit of enlargement: They added two new people who smoke, bringing their whole quantity to 5. Their custom-build smokehouse is now outfitted with three 500-gallon people who smoke and, the newbies, a pair of 1,000-gallon people who smoke.
Panther Metropolis’s enlargement comes on the heels of incomes the No. 10 slot on Texas Month-to-month’s coveted listing of the 50 greatest barbecue joints within the state.
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