In case you're not up to speed on the brand new brick-and-mortar McClure's Barbecue yet, Ian McNulty has more reasons why you should be lining up to get a taste of barbecue purist/Dante's alum Neil McClure's smoked specialties. First of all, there's McClure's six sauces, "which represent different barbecue regions around the South and one hybrid Asian version, which he describes as 'a Kansas City sauce with hoisin, soy, some Sambal Oelek and other seasonings.'" Not to mention McClure's sexy "slow and low approach to barbecue," which he honed growing up in Florida, where his family "rigged up a barbecue spit using a washing machine motor and the rear axle from a 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia for pig roasts."
Also, if you were a fan of McClure's pop-up run because of the unlimited portions of barbecue and side dishes served family-style, the restaurant plans to "recreate that service style on Tuesday nights, with a pay-one-price deal."
As for the hours, McClure's opens again tonight at 6 p.m. They're planning normal hours of operation, including lunch Wednesday-Sunday and dinner Tuesday-Sunday, with the family-style dinners will begin next week, August 6. FYI, McClure's has a BYOB policy, so stock up on beers across the street at Le Bon Temps Roule.