Friday, April 16, 2021

[EXCLUSIVE] Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is Bound for Brookhaven

Where there's smoke, there's fire, and such is the case with the notion of a Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q restaurant planned for Brookhaven.  After we received several tips in November that the Fox Brothers were opening a new restaurant in Brookhaven Station (4058 Peachtree Road), reps for the restaurateurs denied the rumor.  

Flash forward to this week and and a separate reader brought to our attention that a newly updated site plan for Brookhaven Station now features Fox Bros. in the exact space reps for the restaurant denied last fall.  Additionally, further research indicates that Jonathan Fox registered "Fox Brookhaven, LLC" December 1, 2020.

The 3,260 square foot Brookhaven space that seems destined to become home to a new Fox Bros. was most recently Hudson FC, a soccer-themed restaurant from Metrotainment Cafes.  Hudson FC, which opened in 2017 and closed in late 2019, was the sibling restaurant of Hudson Grille, which itself closed in the Brookhaven center last March. Prior to Hudson FC, the space had been home to Pub 71 and Meehan's before that.  

When Jonathan and Justin Fox started Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q in 2004 out of their tiny Brookhaven house, the Atlanta barbecue landscape was very different.  Many of the popular barbecue eateries of today simply did not exist ten years ago.  That said, Fox Brothers has continued to be a local and regional favorite and the brothers have gradually expanded their empire.  

Jonathan and Justin Fox opened the original brick & mortar Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q on DeKalb Avenue in Candler Park in 2007.  A decade later, the brothers opened a second location of sorts within the Terrapin Taproom at SunTrust (now Truist) Park.  In late 2016, the brothers introduced the "que-osk" a mini restaurant opened in a converted shopping container at Armour Yards on Ottley Drive.  A huge new location, 9,300 square feet, with two patios and seating for more than 300 patrons, was delayed from an expected 2020 opening but is now expected to open soon at The Works off Chattahoochee Avenue in northwest Atlanta.  

Good barbecue can he hard to find, but it is also subjective.  In Brookhaven, residents already have two nearby options, Dixie Q, off Dresden Drive, which was opened by Chef Scott Serpas in late 2017, and Old Brick Pit Barbeque, located along Peachtree Road near its Brookhaven/Chamblee line, an area staple since 1976. 

Fox Bros. opening in Brookhaven Station would be the third restaurant to have opened in the center since the start of the pandemic last year.  Ray Jr.'s Rapz wraps & smoothie bar opened in the former Sugar Shack, another former Metrotainment Cafes concept, earlier this year.  Atlanta Bar & Grille, which described itself as an "upscale restaurant where country club vibes meet a sports bar atmosphere," "soft" opened in January in the former Hudson Grille, but by mid-February had "temporarily closed."  

Are you excited for the opening of Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q in Brookhaven?  What is your favorite local barbecue joint?  What is your favorite barbecue side dish?

Please share your thoughts below.  


Anonymous said...

Even though entrance/exit/parking sux at Brookhaven Station, I'll visit Fox Bros. I'll hold them to the same standard that I use to judge all BBQ. No amount of the best BBQ sauce in the world can transform connective tissue and gristle into good meat.

Unknown said...

That would be a HELL YEAH Fox Bros owns ATL BBQ!!!!

Anonymous said...

when is it opening??? said...

Fat Mat is the scale to reach for the very best barbeque in the Atlanta area.

Anonymous said...

Fatt Matt is overrated. Given I t a few tries and was not impressed at all.

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