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Bone-In Barbeque now open for lunch

Jun 21, 2018 01:07PM ● By Chris Haire

Credit: All photos by Clonts, 2018

Bone-In Barbeque has been open for dinner since April, but now the BullStreet District eatery is open for lunch, Tuesday-Friday, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

The brainchild of Chef Scott Hall -- the man behind the successful Bone-In Artisian BBQ on Wheels -- the brick-and-mortar spot features a menu that goes far beyond the tradition offerings at old-school South Carolina barbecue joints. 

While you can expect to find pulled-pork sandwiches, you'll also discover a hickory-Hoisin brisket sandwich, a chicken and waffle club, panko-fried oysters, vegan stuffed collards, and Hall's signature house-made charcuterie. 
"Everyone who walks through our doors will be a barbecue expert,because this is South Carolina and everyone has an opinion," Hall says. "So we're going to have fun with it."

Bone-In is the BullStreet District's first restaurant. 

The 181-acre BullStreet District is transforming the former state mental hospital and turning it into a mixed-use live-work-play hub, complete with the home field of the Columbia Fireflies in the heart of it all.

“It generally takes decades for downtown districts to redevelop, so we're thrilled with the progress being made at BullStreet, where we started with a blank slate,” says Chandler Cox, project manager at Hughes Develompent Corporation, the Greenville-firm behind the project. 

“In a little over four years, we have put in over two miles of brand new underground infrastructure, a mile of new roads (with more going in right now), and we've created South Carolina’s first urban gigabit community, with the fastest internet speeds available in the state.”

And why are those super-fast speeds important? According to Cox, that download speed was necessary to attract French tech firm Capgemini, Founders Federal Credit Union, and the Ogletree Deakins law firm, all of whom call the district’s office complex, the First Base Building, home. Cox says that the First Base Building, which includes view of the ball field, is the largest office building built in Columbia in nearly a decade.

In addition, to the above firms, the BullStreet District is also home to SOCO, a co-working space, and will soon be home to an active senior community and three-bedroom townhomes.

South Carolina is in the midst of a barbecue renaissance, a movement that is breaking the decades-long Bessinger family mustard-based mold that has dominated the state's 'cue shacks. 
Charleston has been at the forefront of the new barbecue revolution thanks to 2018 Best Chef Southeast winner Rodney Scott of Rodney Scott's BBQLewis Barbecue from brisket master and Texas native John Lewis, and the Home Team BBQ chain. The latter recently announced a Columbia location for their growing chain. 

The Greenville area recently saw the opening of Monkey Wrench Smokehouse in the bike- and walking-friendly Travelers Rest, while Chef Anthony Gray's Bacon Bros. Public House has been a local favorite for several years. 

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