The buzz lately has been about all the stores opening in the city’s newest shopping center, Canton Crossing at Boston Street at the bottom of Brewer’s Hill at South Clinton Street. The area and the residents have been crying out for something substantial. Along with the numerous stores comes restaurants and along with restaurants comes MISSION BBQ, a salute to the various American style BBQs and to the people who serve us: military, police, fire and emergency responders.
MISSION BBQ, a fast casual restaurant known for its traditional American BBQ and dedication to honoring our service men and women, opened its first metropolitan location a week ago. Now downtown urbanites can experience MISSION BBQ favorites that neighboring Marylanders have enjoyed for years.
A recent visit on opening day, dismal with rain, didn’t keep folks from lining up out the door. A few MISSION BBQ menu items include Texas Inspired Beef Brisket; Jalapeño and Cheese Sausage; and the bestselling North Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich topped high with Cool Slaw, accompanied by an array of homemade secret sauces. Favorite made-from-scratch side servings include Maggie’s Mac-N-Cheese; Baked Beans & Brisket; and Green Beans & Bacon. Desserts include an assortment of homemade Southern seasonal sweets.
With three current locations in Glen Burnie, Perry Hall, and California, MD and plans to expand across the Mid-Atlantic region, owners Bill Kraus and Steve Newton are thrilled to bring their BBQ concept with a side of patriotism to the city. Bill Kraus, the former senior vice president of marketing at Under Armour and Steve Newton, a former executive with Outback Steakhouse, did their due diligence in creating their brand and research into true American BBQ.
“We felt Canton was the perfect location for our fourth restaurant,” says co-owner Bill Kraus. “We are honored to bring BBQ to the city and to give back to the local police and fire departments, as well as all of men and women who protect, serve and save our country.”
MISSION BBQ is located in Canton Crossing at 3701 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD 21224. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; and 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, please call (443) 955-6807 or visit http://mission-bbq.com/.
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