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Great Spaces: ’Cue Barbecue

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One of Fourteen included in Our Great Spaces for Your Corporate & Holiday Events

’Cue Barbecue  
5260 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Peachtree Corners, GA 30071
470-299-5117
cuebarbecue.com

It was hard to think straight with the outrageously good smell of smoked meat wafting through the air of this cozy, casual, and charming restaurant while I spoke to General Manager Drew Hinsch and Catering Manager Sarah Sewell at ’Cue Barbecue. Southern hospitality is the name of the game here, and BONUS, they pride themselves on providing that same level of service wherever they cater your special event, along with their delicious food.

“We love the whole package. We’re not just a restaurant that kind of caters. And we’re not just a catering company that kind of has a restaurant. And now we’re venturing out into the event space,” alleged Hinsch, referring to the new Hickory Room they’re opening up next door by the end of September – just in time for those holiday parties!

Most people in these parts don’t have to be sold on the idea of barbecue, but in case you were wondering, everything here is homemade, from their sauces to their pork sausages containing nothing but meat and seasoning—no chemicals, no preservatives, no fillers. “We bake our bread fresh every day. When you come in for lunch or dinner, it’s still warm,” guaranteed Sewell.

Hinsch described the 4-9-hour process of smoking the meats with hickory wood in their giant smoker; the type of meat determines the length of time. “I don’t mind going home smelling like a brisket every day,” chimed Sewell.

While they cater to barbecue aficionados of all kinds, whether your preference is Coastal Carolina, Inland Carolina, Kansas City, or a hot vinegar-style sauce, their chefs can also make vegetarian versions of most of their offerings, like the vegetarian lasagna. Ordering items that are not on the menu is not unheard of here.

All of their food is gluten-free except for the mac ’n cheese and banana pudding. Even the chips, nachos and sauces are gluten-free.

In the restaurant or at your location of choice, Sewell invites you to take a little break for the holidays; have ’Cue do all the work, while you sit back and enjoy the good food and precious time with your family and friends.

Holy Smokes, What a Good Holiday Gathering!

The Hickory Room is a dedicated event space able to seat 80 people comfortably with enough space remaining for a cocktail hour reception. For a seated only event, up to 100 guests can be accommodated. A cocktail and passed appetizer experience can be enjoyed by 150 in this neutral space ready to be decorated however you like.

It comes equipped with all you need to present slide shows at rehearsal dinners, or PowerPoint presentations at a working lunch, with no interruptions because it’s completely private.

The Restaurant at ’Cue Barbecue lends itself well to smaller parties lasting two to three hours, with 25-30 people seated together.

How About a Holiday Party with ’Cue Barbecue?

Good News! ’Cue Barbecue offers off-site catering! We’re in the South East, people love their barbecue here. ’Cue can help with as little or as much as you need to plan your holiday gathering. From simple food delivery to full service for the duration of the event. If you need a party planner, ’Cue can provide planning services for you as well. They can handle all rentals of linens, dishes, tables, and chairs. “We’ve been doing this for 10 years; catering and service is not new to us. We’ll meet all of your needs. We’ll cater to you hand and foot,” said Sewell.

Accommodating and flexible, anything on their regular menu is available for your holiday party. Most special requests can be granted by their in-house chefs.

Meat lovers will swoon over their brisket, ribs, pork, all-white, hand-pulled chicken meat and smoked wings. Apparently fried bologna sandwiches are also very popular here.

“The quality of the food is excellent. Everybody always enjoys it. I don’t think you can really beat the price-point,” said Hinsch.

Book it!

Your 4-hour party in The Hickory Room should be booked a month in advance. The sooner the better, especially heading towards Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Monday to Thursday Lunch (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) $200
Monday to Thursday Dinner (5 p.m.-9 p.m.)  $300

Packages range from $25-$50 per person for Friday-Saturday lunch (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) or dinner (5 p.m.-9 p.m.). These hours can be extended if needed.

The Basic Package at $25 per person includes 2 meats, bread, two side choices and drinks.

The Top Tier Package at $50 per person includes passed hors d’oeuvres, up to three meats, a salad bar, three sides, tea and soft drinks as well as dessert.

Off-Site Catering

Pricing really depends on the complexity of the event, what you’re ordering, and how much food is required; this can be customized depending on your preferences.

  • Low: $10-$15 per person. Choice of two sides – beans, slaw, mac ’n cheese, bread and a meat sandwich with choice of pork, chicken or beef. No drinks, no dessert.
  • Medium: $15-$20 per person. Includes ribs, specialty side items like seasonal Brussels Sprouts, drinks, and desserts.
  • High: $30 per person. Full on-site service and wait staff, clean up dishes, drink station, bartender, set up, buffet line, and sometimes they bring a smoker. Includes hors d’oeuvres and desserts, the whole shebang.

Alcohol

The restaurant offers beer and wine. In the Hickory Room, options range from open bar to cash bar, with some variations of each. When catering, the customer normally provides the alcohol and ’Cue provides someone to serve it.

Call General Manager Drew Hinsch or Catering Manager Sarah Sewell to discuss your smoking hot holiday party at 470-299-5117.

Disclaimer: Pricing is meant as a guide and is subject to change, please check with the individual facilities directly.

Patrizia hails from Toronto, Canada where she earned an Honors B.A. in French and Italian studies at York University, and a B.Ed. at the University of Toronto. This trilingual former French teacher has called Georgia home since 1998. She and her family have enjoyed living, working and playing in Peachtree Corners since 2013.

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Local Ingredients from Georgia Grown To Go

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Now is your chance to stock up on fresh, local produce and meat before your Independence Day cookout. Residents can pre-order boxes of produce from local farmers for a reduced rate online at GeorgiaGrownToGo.com. The next event is Tuesday, June 30, 3-7 PM, at 4780 Hugh Howell Road, Tucker, GA.

The Georgia Grown baskets will feature these fresh items: Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, 2lb of Vidalia Onions, Sweet Corn, Eggplant, Cantaloupe, 1lb of Jalapeno

Other items available for purchase include watermelons and boxes of beef, chicken, sweet corn, peaches, mushrooms and Vidalia onions. Whether you’re grilling out or staying in for the holiday, you can support local farmers with these fresh choices.

Orders will be available for contactless pickup at the event site, and a limited supply of items will be available for same day purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. Contactless payment options, cash, credit and debit cards will be accepted. Residents can also support their community by donating a box to a neighbor or local charity.

The last event before this one was hosted in Gwinnett County at Coolray Field Thursday, June 25. Georgia Grown, an initiative of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, partnered with Gwinnett County Government, Live Healthy Gwinnett, the Gwinnett Stripers and Explore Gwinnett to host the event.

“It is because of the great support from our community leaders that our Georgia Grown To Go events have been so widely successful,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. “We are honored to once again team up with the great folks in Gwinnett County to not only help bridge the gap between our farmers and consumers, but to also expand the offerings to include melons, protein and value added Georgia Grown products just in time for the upcoming holiday.”

To learn more and place an order for upcoming events, visit GeorgiaGrownToGo.com.

Source: Press Release by Georgia Grown

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The New ‘Baked Kitchen’ Food Truck Serves Safely Throughout Peachtree Corners

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Take a bite out of something different from Baked Kitchen! Their eclectic international menu travels your taste buds, with flavorful wraps, sandwiches and desserts. The Katzef family owners have called Peachtree Corners home for 26 years. In January 2020 they invested in a food truck and started operating their business February 2020.

Marketing Manager Nikki Katzef had the calendar booked for events, breweries and festivals for the next few months. Then COVID-19 hit. The family came up with a plan to reach out to subdivisions and apartment complexes to offer online ordering and curbside pickup. Chef Allan Katzef cooked up a menu and Baked Kitchen was once again on the move. To find out where the food truck will be next, check out their Facebook page at facebook.com/BakedKitchen101. ■

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8 Places to Get Steaks & Burgers in Peachtree Corners

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is known for their perfectly cooked meat, and their renowned Filet Mignon is no exception. This dish is center cut is wrapped in delicious applewood bacon and served with your choice of a side dish. The meat is tender and flavor-packed.

While it’s on the pricey side, customers say that the quality and taste makes it all worth it. Experienced diners recommend that you pair this dish with the spinach salad or the Parmesan mashed potatoes for the best possible dining.

And with Father’s Day on June 21, what better way to celebrate Dad than with delicious Firebird’s specials? There are 4 ways to do just that, as outlined in our recent post “4 Ways to Celebrate Dad at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill”. Dine in, cook a feast at home, or pick and choose. It’s all delicious.

5215 Town Center Blvd, Peachtree Corners (770) 225-4662 | firebirdsrestaurants.com

Ted’s Montana Grill

Ted’s Montana Grill’s world-famous Bacon Cheeseburger has everything: a perfectly cooked patty, fresh toppings and full flavor. The burger comes with the option of any of Ted’s regular or premium sides, but critics say pairing it with the salt and pepper onion rings is the way to go.

For an even tastier experience, follow this dish up with Ted’s Apple Pecan Crisp, which includes delicious apple pie, caramel sauce, a crunchy oatmeal pecan crust and vanilla ice cream.

5165 Peachtree Pkwy #205, Peachtree Corners
(678) 405-0305 | www.tedsmontanagrill.com

Burger Fi

For vegetarians, or anyone who isn’t a beef fan, BurgerFi’s VegeFi Burger is a great option. It includes a vegan multigrain bun, a fresh-made veggie patty, BurgerFi sauce and your choice of toppings. It also comes with the option of one of the three sides: hand-cut fries, onion rings or the tasty Cry + Fry basket combo. To complete this already perfect meal, indulge in one of BurgerFi’s creamy milkshakes which comes in many flavors, including Red Velvet, vanilla, chocolate, black + white, strawberry, Oreo and coffee mocha.

6141 Peachtree Pkwy #200, Peachtree Corners
(470) 375-6993 | www.burgerfi.com

Dog Days Hot Dogs & Burgers

The All-American Burger comes in three patty sizes: 6-oz., 1⁄2-pound and 12-oz. It’s topped with American cheese, onions, tomatoes and lettuce. It’s an all-time fan favorite at Dog Days Hot Dogs & Burgers because of its unforgettable flavor and classic taste.

This meal comes with your choice of side, but experienced diners recommend the cheesy cheese totchos, which are tater tots covered with mac and cheese, cheddar, mozzarella and nacho cheese sauce.

6025 Peachtree Pkwy #3, Peachtree Corners
(770) 449-7433 | dogdayshotdogs.takeout7.com

Marlow’s Tavern

If you’re dining at Marlow’s Tavern, the Classic Tavern Burger is a must. While the burger is simple, the delicate seasoning and fresh toppings take it to a whole new level. The burger comes with a toasted sesame brioche roll and the delicious house-made tomato bacon jam.

Marlow’s Tavern also offers a grilled chicken patty substitute for those who don’t eat beef. To top off this perfect meal, order a side of Marlow’s hand-cut Tavern fries.

5210 Town Center Blvd Suite 260, Peachtree Corners
(470) 550-1197 | www.marlowstavern.com

BurgerIM Gourmet Burgers

If you’re dining at BurgerIM, you need to try the Spanish Beef Burger. It’s a nicely grilled patty topped with grilled jalapeño, leaf lettuce and pepper jack cheese. The flavors go together wonderfully, but the jalapeño peppers add a kick of spice that isn’t for everyone.

BurgerIM also offers you a choice of premium toppings, but I recommend adding bacon for some extra crunch. If you aren’t sure what kind of burger you want, BurgerIM also gives customers the opportunity to try multiples with their duo or trio packs.

5135 Peachtree Pkwy NW Ste#925, Peachtree Corners
(770) 676-9358 | burgerim.com

Farm Burger

Farm Burger’s No. 2 Housemade Veggie Burger is another great alternative for vegans or vegetarians. The patty is made out of quinoa, black-eyed peas, kale, roasted mushrooms, sweet potatoes and spices that pull all the flavors together.

Veggie Burger pairs well with the Farm Burger fries, which are hand-cut, tossed with spicy garlic and covered in parmesan and herbs. For dessert, indulge in the Farm Burger classic chocolate milkshake, which gets sweeter with every sip.

5170 Town Center Blvd Suite 410, Peachtree Corners
(678) 691-6222 | farmburger.com

Cheeseburger Bobby’s

Even though Cheeseburger Bobby’s classic burger is legendary, the Bucket List reigns supreme. This dish, which can be ordered off Bobby’s Specialty Burger List, includes two perfectly grilled beef patties, a fried egg, an onion ring, American cheese, Bobby’s sauce and a pickle.

While this sounds like a hodgepodge of different foods, the flavors meld perfectly with every bite. Pairing this burger with a side of freshly made onion rings makes the meal even more enjoyable.

6050 Peachtree Pkwy #140, Peachtree Corners
(770) 300-0032 | cheeseburgerbobbys.com

Other Bites

Redland’s Grill
Suggestion: Filet Kabob
redlandsgrill.com

Pub Ten
Suggestion: Mac Burger
pub10.com/

Ba Bellies
Suggestion: Shaking Beef “Bo Luc Lac”
babellies.com

Ten Bistro
Suggestion: 50/50 Burger
tenlocalflavors.com

Three Dollar Café
Suggestion: Fajita Burger
threedollarcafe.com

Tavern at Medlock
Suggestion: California Burger
tavernatmedlock.com

JR’s Log House
Suggestion: Country Fried Steak and Gravy
jrsloghouse.com

Loving Hut
Suggestion: Vegan Burger
lovinghut.us/norcross/

Mojitos Cuban American Bistro
Suggestion: Palomilla Steak
mojitosbistro.squarespace.com

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Suggestion: Bison Burger
lazydogrestaurants.com/locations/
peachtree-corners-ga

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