The corner of School and Belmont street is changing from Cuban ropa vieja to Texas-style barbecued pulled pork and Memphis dry-rubbed ribs as a person associated with Pho & Thai Restaurant in Waverley Square is bringing “casual and easy going” barbecue eatin’ to Belmont.
Sasirat Wyckoff of Winslow Road in Quincy filed an application with the Office of Community Development to open “Tony G’s Barbecue” in the former location of Gustazo Cuban Restaurant at 289 Belmont St. on the Watertown line.
Wyckoff will be before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Monday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. to discuss the transfer of a special permit. The meeting is being held on the third floor Belmont Gallery of Art in the Homer Building in the Town Hall complex.
The proposed eatery would be open for lunch and dinner serving “BBQ chicken, pork, ribs and beef brisket” along with side orders of salad, vegetables and rice.
Yet despite a menu loaded with a wide array of BBQ favorites, there will be “no deep frying or grilling” at the location; rather, the food will be barbecued via an “oven range.”
See a proposed menu below.
While the restaurant will have seating for 14, “[t]his will not be a full-service restaurant,” Wyckoff said in the application. Rather, she predicts that service will mainly be “to go” while on-site customers will use a “self-serve dining area.”
The currently proposed schedule call for the restaurant to be open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 10 p.m.
According to an online business registry, Wyckoff is “the president and treasurer and director of Pho & Thai, Inc.” located on White Street. In a 2006 Boston Globe profile, Wychoff was name a partner in Montien Cambridge, a sister site of Montien Boston, a well-known Thai/Asian restaurant in the Theater District.
BTW: the photo is from Memphis BBQ Ribs Recipe: LoveThatFood.com