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BullStreet's First Restaurant Opens

Apr 27, 2018 02:46PM ● By Kathleen Maris

Bone-In Barbeque, right next door to Spirit Communications Park in the BullStreet District, will be opening on Friday, April 27, 2018.

“We’re all part of building the BullStreet District, so come on in and help me guide its first restaurant to a first inning home run,” said Chef Scott Hall.

The barbeque and Southern dining restaurant is located at 2180 Boyce Street in the historic Ensor Building adjacent to the entry plaza of Spirit Communications Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies Minor League Baseball team. The restaurant features roll-up garage doors and a large outdoor patio where guests can meet up for a local beer, frosé, or craft cocktail before and after games.

Hall, whose barbeque skills have been featured in GQ and Smithsonian magazines as well as the Cooking Channel, Bravo, and Travel channels, will provide feedback cards to diners for their input.

“Every person who walks through our doors will be a barbeque expert, because this is South Carolina, and everyone has an opinion,” Hall said. “So we’re going to have fun with it. The BullStreet District is a new frontier, and want our guests to be involved in a first-of-its-kind adventure here at its first restaurant.”

"This is more than just a new restaurant in our city," said Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin. "Bone-In Barbeque expanding from a food truck to a brick-and-mortar location is a sign that our creative class is flourishing. It aligns with the vision of the BullStreet District, because Chef Scott Hall's work is at the forefront of the food scene here, just as BullStreet is on the cutting edge of modern development. It's the perfect first restaurant for Columbia's newest downtown neighborhood."

The restaurant will open for dinner Tues. through Sat. from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with happy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The restaurant also will be open whenever there is a home Fireflies baseball game. For day home games, including Sunday afternoon games, the restaurant will open a few hours before first pitch. Hall expects to begin lunch service this summer, and, eventually, weekend brunch. Catering and bulk pick-up orders are available now.

"Our vision for BullStreet incorporates a mix of local, regional, and national businesses, and getting the local part right is extremely important to us," says Robert Hughes, president of Hughes Development Corporation and master developer of the BullStreet District. "With Bone-In Barbeque, Scott Hall has created a local, chef-driven destination where a wide range of patrons can enjoy a casual, fun experience right next to the stadium. We're very proud that the first restaurant at BullStreet is a place that so accurately reflects the creativity and authenticity of downtown Columbia." 

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